Instant Print Print Exchange

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  1. gr82bart

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    OK folks, let's try something ... this is a variation of the postcard exchange.
    1. I'll need 10 people to sign up - post a message here and PM me your real name and address
    2. Participants must use a Polaroid camera, or Fuji Instax camera, or any other instant print camera or any camera that uses instant film
    3. Participants need to make 10 images - an entire pack of most instant films
    4. Slap on a stamp and address label on the back of the instant prints and mail them out
    5. That's it!
    Whadayasay?

    Sign up by August 15 or when we reach 10 people, whichever comes first.

    Regards, Art. :D
     
  2. argus

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    So, we can't manupulate the print?

    G
     
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    I am so in on this!
     
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    I think even instax photos are too small to be posted as postcards, at least in the UK. Minimum size is 3.5x5inches if i'm recalling correctly from Royal Mail's website.
     
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    min size for postcards

    I checked Canada Post for international rates - minimum size for postcards or letters is 140 mm x 90 mm (approx 5 1/2" x 3 1/2") so probably standard across the world.

    Suggestion: stick print to a piece of 90mm x 140mm thin card scavanged from packaging (recycling), address card and slap stamp on card?
     
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    I've had quite a bit of mailing very small items through the post (including polaroids "as is") - much smaller than what the minimum is and they always make it through. I've always just stuck on the regular postage for a letter, and they'll arrive.
     
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    Sign me up! sounds like fun.
     
  8. gr82bart

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    I don't get it exactly. What do you mean? :confused:

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Well, you can follow the 'rules' and not particpate or you can screw them and join in on the fun. :D

    Here's a site where the rules have been thrown out the door: http://www.postcardpolaroid.com/

    Join the dark side, we'd love to exchange prints with you.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Polaroid stuff shot on a 4x5 count? Can we contact-print Type55 negs on Ilford postcard paper? Or does that remove it too far from the "instant" quality?
     
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    Like with an 545i back? Yes
    No
    Yes

    Regards, Art. :smile:
     
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    Holy crap, I'd never seen that site before, it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing :smile:.
     
  13. Bill Mitchell

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    Bad idea. Do YOU have any idea how much 10 sheets of 4x5 Polaroid film cost?
     
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    Yes.

    Look, I'm not saying you MUST do this. The intent is really to have fun with Polaroids and Fuji Instax film.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    I just sent 43 Fuji Instax prints through the mail as postcards via Canada Post (I was in Toronto visiting) where the minimum size is larger than the Instax dimensions. Seems like they are starting to reach their destinations internationally.

    So hopefully, you'll join in this print exchange. Instax isn't available in the US as far as I know, so I think it maybe a treat.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Don't want to join; I was only pointing out a possible flaw in your plan and you've already proven me wrong twice (or more) so no need to go on about it.
     
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    Err ... my intent wasn't to prove you wrong. I want to encourage people to participate versus discourage people from joining. My apologies if I made you feel that way.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Have 10 people signed up yet??
     
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    Aha! Oh, you mean Polaroid manipulations! Transfers onto glass, using ice, heat, etc... Duh, sorry for me being dense. Yes. Those are very acceptable. :D

    Regards, Art.
     
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    Are we there yet? :D Nope, not yet 10 people, we're at 4, but then it's still early.

    Regards, Art.
     
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    OK, I'm in
     
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    So far, the 4 brave souls we have are:
    1. kaygee
    2. dianna
    3. Nicole
    4. TheFlyingCamera
    It's early still, so come on people, I know there are more of you out there with Polaroid or Fuji instant film cameras. Argus? You still in?

    Regards, Art.
     
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    If I can find my stuff before you start, I might be in. I'm still unpacking. I had "help" packing from my parents and a friend, so I don't know where stuff is, yet. It's an adventure!
    But I think this is a cool idea. I might be stuck with doing them with the Hassie, so they'd be small images.
     
  26. Alex Hawley

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    I'll go for it. I'll be doing mine with a 405 back.