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Spring ‘Roid Week 2010 starts this Monday, May 3!

Posted April 30, 2010 in Random

It’s almost that time again! Polaroid Week Spring 2010 will be May 3–7. Participating is easy: make some pictures on any instant film and post them to the ‘Roid Week 2010 group on Flickr (free accounts work). Don’t be scared off now that Polaroid means horrendously expensive, you can play on the cheap: Fuji still […]

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Fall ‘Roid Week 2009 dates announced – Nov 2-6!

Posted September 18, 2009 in Workshops

It’s almost that time again! Polaroid Week Fall 2009 will be November 2–6. Participating is easy: make some pictures on any instant film and post them to the ‘Roid Week 2009 group on Flickr (free accounts work). Don’t be scared off now that Polaroid means horrendously expensive, you can play on the cheap: Fuji still […]

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Hope for Polaroid 8×10 instant films in 2010?

Posted August 19, 2009 in Kit/Equipment

The Impossible Project—the people behind NOS Polaroid film resellers Polapremium and Polaroid photo sharing site Polanoid—bought the equipment necessary to make Polaroid 8×10 instant film, and hopes to start production in 2010. New successful prototypes of black and white integral film for SX-70 and 600 Polaroid cameras have also been completed. Awesome. More details in […]

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Polaroid Week 2009 starts tomorrow!

Posted May 3, 2009 in Random

‘Roid Week 2009 starts tomorrow! This is a five day posting event for photos made on any instant film. It’s in its third year, and is normally a lot of fun and showcases some really excellent work. I’ll be shooting with a bunch of stuff, but I’m particularly excited to have gotten a hold of […]

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DIY Polaroid Chocolate film

Posted December 14, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

"g." on Polanoid figured out how to make his own Polaroid Chocolate/Sepia peel-apart film! Apparently you need a B&W positive and a color negative… check out these instructions and example shot, very cool!

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New Polaroid Chocolate, Blue, and Sepia Polaroid pack films from PolaPremium

Posted December 4, 2008 in Product News

PolaPremium just released three new, monochromatic, type 100 (3.25 × 4.25 inch / 8.5 × 10.8 cm) peel-apart/pack films. This thread on Flickr says: These three films were produced by Polaroid employees in the factory in Mexico shortly before the factory was closed forever. Even the packaging was designed by Polaroid employees, making these brand […]

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Limited stocks of out-of-print Polaroid films from PolaPremium available NOW

Posted November 27, 2008 in Product News

PolaPremium just launched their web store with a bunch of out-of-print Polaroid films. Of particular interest are 600 B&W, Artistic TZ, Type 80 Chocolate, and Type 55 Pos/Neg, as well as straight 600, Spectra, a number of peel-apart/pack films, books, vintage cameras, and accessories. The 600 B&W seems particularly interesting… if you look at the […]

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PolaPremium: apparently big instant film news coming in 3.1 hours

Posted November 27, 2008 in Product News

Some big news in instant film is apparently happening in about 3.1 hours, according to the PolaPremium web site, which for now teases us with a countdown timer and the text, "The New Home of Instant Photography". It appears that there will be new instant films from unsaleable.com, the folks who did SX-70 Blend, indicated […]

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Fuji brings Instax integral instant film to the US

Posted November 27, 2008 in Product News

According to this press release, Fuji is finally bringing their integral instant film (sorta similar to Polaroid 600 and Spectra) to the US. Here’s the meat of it: "In recent months, as availability of instant film has dwindled, we’ve received inquiries from customers in a range of markets here in the U.S. including health care, […]

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How to use Fujifilm FI-800GT film in Kodak instant cameras

Posted August 24, 2008 in Camera Hacking & DIY

Check out these instructions for using Fujifilm FI-800GT film in Kodak instant cameras. You can get the film, along with lots of Japan-only analog photography equipment, from Megaperls.

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