Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Recognize Your Roll

A quick and easy little tip to mark your full rolls of film.

When going on day trips or on a Lomowalk, I usually bring loads of film with me, but I like to keep them in one pouch. To avoid confusion and having to remember which rolls I shot, I came up with this:

These little round and colorful stickers always help me oversee the situation in my film pouch. I take a strip of them with me and stick them on top of the film canisters so I know which rolls I shot that day. Not only are they handy for that, I also like to write little notes on them so I know what purpose they have, such as ‘x-pro’ and the initials of a Lomobuddy’s username I’m doing doubles with, and for whom the roll is intended.

I think they can be bought from anywhere. I bought mine on the stationery floor of a department store.

written by miss_maha


  1. ashdinosaur


    I use masking tape :)

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  2. marissa


    I use old train tickets... :')

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  3. chucknoz


    I use my memory. The human mind is a wonderful thing :)

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  4. francesco1


    cool idea!

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  5. domo-guy


    I use black and silver markers :D

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  6. ananditya


    hehe nice on @chucknoz

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  7. wonderdude


    Memory is not a strong point for me, and I usually carry lots of film and multiple cameras.
    In my gear bag, fresh rolls are kept in translucent canisters, inside a ziplock bag. If a canister doesn't already have a product sticker on the cap, I'll write the name of the film on the outside of the canister with a fine-point Sharpie permanent black marker.
    After I finish shooting a roll, I'll write any special details (like, "sprocket rocket," or "shot @200") directly on the roll. Oftentimes, rolls come with pre-printed checkboxes or note areas on them, but the sharpie is able to mark on labels which don't. The used roll then goes into a black film canister kept in a separate ziplock bag.

    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  8. rtkenmore


    I've been debating on a good way to remember what roll is what... does anyone have any suggestions on a storage solution for 120 film until I make it to the camera shop? 35mm obviously comes with a canister but the 120 film I'm finding doesn't come with any type of canister.
    about 3 years ago · report as spam
  9. skrutt


    More ideas! How to choose which one to use? :P Better write it down I think, til I find the best solution! Thanks for the tip! :D

    over 2 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

This is the original article written in: English. It is also available in: 日本語, Italiano, Spanish, Nederlands, Português, 中文(简体版), Français, 中文(繁體版) & Deutsch.