Do you have a stuborn film camera that takes the ISO information from the DX code on the canister?
Do you want to push/pull your film, but your camera doesn't let you override the ISO value?
Did you buy cheap film with no DX encoding in the canisters?

I have the solution for you!

Some might scrape the paint to uncover the metal contacts. However, I find it very time consuming.
I prefer to make DX labels and stick them to the canisters.

More information on DX encoding:
DX encoding simulator

If you find something wrong in this instructable, please tell me.

Step 1: Tools and materials needed

To follow this instructable you will need:
- Aluminium foil
- Clear plastic adhesive sheet
- Adhesive tape
- Scisors
- X-acto knife

- Printer, to print the label layout.


I'll be making this today... Slightly different approach, I have adhesive backed aluminium foil pipe repair tape and regular paper labels. I'll be sticking the foil tape directly to the film canister and simply printing and cutting a paper label to go on top. Little bit easier I think :)
If anyone's interested I made a quick PHP program to generate a label for your selected film properties;<br>http://hammond.dlinkddns.com/dx.php<br><br>White boxes should be cut out to expose foil beneath<br><br>Comment here if you use it please :) also double check results against a known film as this is based off a Wikipedia article :D
<p>Worked great. Thank you.</p><p>I printed the codes on a full sheet clear label which made printing the labels easy. Instead of tape I left a little label on the top and bottom and it stuck well to the metal canister. I used Avery labels.</p>
Very cool idea <br>Thanks for sharing!<br>

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