DIY 'Polaroid' Film

Discussion in 'Alternative Processes' started by ektachrome, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. ektachrome

    ektachrome Member

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    Hi guys
    Today I was thinking - DIY Polaroid type film.
    So far, I have this:

    Use Direct Positive film/paper
    Thickened monobath developer in foil pod
    = instant photo

    also:
    use normal negative film + monobath
    find way of image transfer between film and coated paper base.

    Could anyone add to these ideas, and maybe make this a reality.
    How would I go about transferring negative image to paper to form positive, and how would I make a thick monobath.
    Would colour be possible this way? (e6?)
    I will try to contact Impossible, Fujifilm, Ilford and some old Polaroid workers.

    Good night and Merry Christmas
    Ektachrome:smile:
     
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    ZAM...just had a thought...MONOBATH for direct positive paper MAY increase speed to be within actual usable range....as I remember the monobaths from a LONG time ago..they had the effect of increasing effective film speed...like as a normal side effect of standard operation...this is DEFINITELY worth looking into--not making "polaroids" but maybe some kind of daylight filmholder/developing tank/monobath arrangement where you use the dir pos paper and then are able to process in a few minutes in a monobath....
     
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    the New 55 project is heading down that way, there was a formula based on HC110 and household ammonia, you could try using methyl cellulose as a thickener, they suggested experimenting with KY jelly!
     
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