Laboratory Aim Density 

In the Laboratory Aim Density (LAD) printing control method, a standard control patch specifies densities midway between the minimum and maximum of those typically obtained for a normal camera exposure.

These specific densities have suggested tolerances for each film type in the duplicating and print system, and are listed in this publication, along with helpful hints for their use and evaluation.

All color films in a production, regardless of film type or origin, are timed with respect to the LAD control film. Each frame of LAD control film, having the standard patch, with proven accurate exposures plus other information, is available from Eastman Kodak Company.


Set Up an Electronic Color Analyzer and Printing Control PDF icon (192 KB)


LAD for KODAK Color Negative Film PDF icon (107 KB)


LAD for KODAK VISION Color Print Film PDF icon (120 KB)


LAD for Master Positives PDF icon (124 KB)
   Using EASTMAN Color Intermediate Film 5243 / 7243
 


LAD for Duplicate Negatives PDF icon (143 KB)
   Using EASTMAN Color Intermediate Film 5243 / 7243
 


LAD for Master Positives PDF icon (109 KB)
   Using KODAK VISION Color Intermediate Film 2242 / 3242 / 5242 / 7242
 
   Using EASTMAN EXR Color Intermediate Film 2244 / 3244 / 5244 / 7244
 


LAD for Duplicate Negatives PDF icon (119 KB)
   Using KODAK VISION Color Intermediate Film 2242 / 3242 / 5242 / 7242
 
   Using EASTMAN EXR Color Intermediate Film 2244 / 3244 / 5244 / 7244