Different Tri-X Labels

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  1. Cold

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    Hi all,

    Just yesterday, I noticed that the last two rolls of Tri-X I shot had slightly different labelling.

    Both rolls developed just fine, I was just curious as to whether there was any difference in the film inside.

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  2. railwayman3

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    I'd guess that it's just a design update on the cassettes and that the left-hand one is the newest? That appears to be printed in two colors, rather than four on the right one, presumably therefore cheaper to manufacture?
     
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    I do believe the one on the left is newer.
     
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    Thank you both!
     
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    The older cassette also has the old "Kodak" typeface. The two color cassette on the left has the new lettering with the rounded "d" and "a". It was such a pointless change, I like the previous "Kodak" typeface much better. They made the lettering switch around the same time Kodachrome was discontinued, so I have that strong negative association. They took their time changing product packaging for different lines.
     
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    Look at the "d" in Kodak. The one on the left is current. If the other one is different, then that is older and probably came before the logo change.

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    Just to muddy the water a bit: When developing, before I shove the usual things into the changing bag, I cut the tongue off the film leader. I always use the same sissors. Always. The darkroom is always within a few degrees either side of 68. Yet sometimes the cutting action feels different when the scissors cut through the tongue. It even sounds a bit different; a bit, I don't know, crisper. Like there has been a change in the plastic of the base. I have three distinct batch purchases of Tri-X in the freezer but I don't use it in any particular order; I just grab a handful and drop it in the Domke, so that might explain my hearing this difference randomly. But I'm not imagining it.
     
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    I ordered some Tri-X from B&H a couple of weeks ago. I just put it in the freezer because I have plenty of older stuff. So I opened a box, and it was the newer can, the one with no green. I should probably check the Kodak web site to see if there are any different processing recommendations.
     
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    By all means let us Know. I also opened a brick I just got from B&H and it is also in the "new" colour scheme. Some I got a couple of months ago is not.

    I would NEVER have noticed the change in the Logo if this thread had not pointed it out. I wonder how much management effort went into the change. I still prefer the "Giant K" version in any case.
     
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    At least some of the changes of this nature are most likely due to the fact that, along with the reduction in Kodak manufacturing sites, there seems to be a reduction in area specific distribution, marketing and labelling.
     
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    I don't care what the packaging looks like, as long as it can be bought.
     
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    I checked the Kodak website last night, specifically for the Tri-X product. There was no mention of either packaging changes or content changes (e.g., exposure or processing). So I suppose we can assume there have been no changes. And I buy film and throw it into the freezer precisely because of the possibility that it may not be able to be bought. And I think at this point I have enough to last my lifetime ...
     
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    Me either. I am just glad to be able to get it. I have credible alternatives but there truely is only one Tri-X.
     
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    Tri-X forever! (I hope)