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THE POLAROID SHOP

In Hindsight 1

SINGLE 600s

DECIPHERING
POLAROID ORIGINALS
ID NUMBERS

On the back of every Polaroid Originals photo, you’ll find a 10 or 11 digit code. Film produced before 04/2018 will have an 10 digit code while film produced after this date will have an 11 digit code. This 10 digit code breaks down into 5 pieces. Each set of 2 digits gives you a specific piece of information: 

XX XX XX XX XX

in hindsight 08 back

FILM PRE 04/2018:

Numbers 1 & 2: Month of production
Numbers 3 & 4: Year of production
Numbers 5 & 6: Machine used for the production
Numbers 7 & 8: Type of film
Numbers 9 & 10: Day of production

FILM POST 04/2018:

Numbers 1 & 2: Machine used for the production
Numbers 3: Shift number
Numbers 4 & 5: Day of production
Numbers 6 & 7: Month of production
Numbers 8 & 9: Year of production
Numbers 10 & 11: Type of film

FILM TYPE CODES:

02: B&W film for SX-70
32: B&W film for 600, Image/Spectra, and 8×10
70/72/73/75: Color film for SX-70
80/82/83/85: Color film for 600, Image/Spectra, and 8×10
33: B&W film for i-Type
81/84/86: Color film for i-Type

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