single notch code-not European

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  1. Wayne

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    I have a couple 8x10 holders loaded with film with a single, narrow notch. I cant tell if its a V or a U, but I can tell its not very wide. Its narrower than the U notches in FP4, for example. I also know it has to be either Ilford HP5 or FP4, or its old Arista/Ilford equivalents because those are the only films I've ever used! But it doesnt match up to any of those. I know a lot of European fims have a single notch but I've never bought any of them. It pretty much HAS to be Ilford/Arista 400 or 125, no more than 10 years old
     
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    J&C used a singe U notch with their re-branded HP5+. I have a boat load of it in 4x5.
     
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    I did buy J&C paper once or twice, but I sure dont recall buying film from them. If I had, I would still have the 8x10 box laying around....
     
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    could it be rebranded forte or foma ( from freestyle) ?
    or "made in england" that photo warehouse used to sell ?

    here are some more notch codes to look at ..
    ( unfortunately the ones i mentioned aren't there )
     
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    Nope, I've looked at all those already but thanks. I'm thinking by the process of elimination it must be Arista/Ilford 400, but I havent found a notch code for that yet and havent found an old box. But there must be one around here somewhere

    Edit: Yup, I found it. Its Arista/Ilford 400. A single half circle notch.
     
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    Not all notches are codes. Sometimes they are there only to help confirm the emulsion side in the darkroom.
     
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    AFAIK all US and Ilford notches are codes. Seems to be the Euro thing to have them only indicate emulsion side. Hence the title of the thread.
     
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    Nanette, awesome link. Thanks for sharing that.
     
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    Any time Chris - glad it helped out. :smile: