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Re: polaroid film question

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----- Original Message ----- From: "etienne garbaux" <photographeur@nerdshack.com>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: polaroid film question

Mark wrote:

ALL Polaroid brand film is "DI" Last stocks on market now. Fuji still makes most flavors but US distribution spotty. *** grab all you can while you can Mark
Don't bother, if what you want to do is store it for use after its expiration date. It goes bad almost immediately, no matter what you do.

Best regards,


There are people on this list with a great deal more experience with Polaroid film than I have so maybe what I've observed was not typical. A couple of times I've refrigerated Polaroid B&W sheet film only to find that something had happened to the development pods. This was well thawed film but the material in the pods had solidified and no longer spread out on the film. I don't quite understand what happens since, presumably, the pods are sealed until broken by the processing rollers but cold storage does not seem to work very well. Perhaps Polaroid color film is different.

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA