On the back of every Polaroid Originals photo, you’ll find a 10-digit code. This code helps us to identify important information relating to that specific film pack.
This 10 digit code breaks down into 5 pieces. Each set of 2 digits gives you a specific piece of information:
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
Here is the list of the different film types code used as number 7 and 8:
02: B&W film for SX-70
32: B&W film for 600, Image/Spectra, and 8x10
70/72/73/75: Color film for SX-70
80/82/83/85: Color film for 600, Image/Spectra, and 8x10
33: B&W film for i-Type
81/84/86: Color film for i-Type
If you ever need to contact Polaroid Originals Customer Support about a problem with your film, it’s very important to provide this number. Our production team keeps a record of defective film productions, so we can pinpoint any problems and make sure we avoid them in the future. It’s also much easier for our Customer Support team to identify potential issues if they know what film they’re dealing with, and when it was produced – you’d be amazed what they can figure out from just 10 little numbers.
Read more about the date stamped on the film box.