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This document was updated October 4, 2001.

Elimination of Film Edge Stripe

  1. Why did Kodak eliminate the film edge stripe?
    Using color stripes to identify film type and speed on consumer products has given way to new machine-readable DX codes. The newer DX codes are more exact, and are widely adopted across the photographic industry.

    Kodak announced the discontinuance of colored edge stripes so that customers who may still be relying on the stripe codes would understand why this change is being made and what the new film identifications are. Customers can then make changes that are best suited to their purposes.

    The earlier colored stripes along the edge of processed negatives were a convenient way for customers to distinguish one film from another. But the high number of films with combinations of colors and locations makes it difficult to distinguish the different codes from each other.

    The new DX codes are machine-readable. They are read automatically by the camera from the film cassettes and then are read automatically by the photofinishing equipment after processing.

    The alphanumeric information continues to be printed along the edge of Kodak film because it is more reliable to interpret and communicate within the lab, between labs, and from field processing labs back to Kodak.

  2. Did any film property change along with the removal of the edge stripe?
    No, the removal of the colored edge stripe was done as the film stock was sold and replaced and did not coincide with any other film change.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Duplicating Film EDUPE

I am replacing my KODAK EKTACHROME Slide Duplicating Film / 5071 with KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Duplicating Film EDUPE. How do I balance it?
New KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Duplicating Film EDUPE is significantly slower than KODAK EKTACHROME Slide Duplicating Film / 5071 and has a more magenta balance. As a starting point for EDUPE Film, apply the factors below to your printer balance setup for the 5071 film. This should give you a reasonably close setup so that you can fine-tune the balance for your customers.

For Rolls of EDUPE Film, emulsions 101 to 111
Cyan Magenta Yellow Speed
Factor: +32 0 +32 Multiply exposure time by 3 or increase aperture by 1 3/4 stops.


For Rolls of EDUPE Film, emulsions 121 to 154
Cyan Magenta Yellow Speed
Factor: +18 0 +29 Multiply exposure time by 3 or increase aperture by 1 3/4 stops.


For more information click here: EDUPE.

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