new pods for old 8x10 polaroid

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by rbrigham, May 14, 2013.

  1. rbrigham

    rbrigham Member

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    Hi

    I have about 30 sheets of various 8x10 polaroid but the pods have totally dried up

    Dose anybody know if the impossible project 8x10 pods will work with old polaroid ?

    thanks

    robin
    London
     
  2. nickrapak

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    No. It's a different technology. Your best bet is to try pods from FP-100C and FP-3000B and try those.
     
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    I know the pods contained an alkaline agent that waas gelled. I am not sure of the developing agent was in the pod chemistry, or incorporated into the film itslef, and just needed the alkaaline reagent to activate it.

    It might be worth a try of using a strong contrast fil developer, like D19, as a try as a dunk option. Expose an 8x10 to a test target, and then progressively lower the sheet into a tray at 15 second intervals to see if you get any sort of an image on any of the stripes of varied times.

    I may be way off base, but I always like to experiment with expired films.
     
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    You might want to try contacting 20x24 studios. They have a large supply of polaroid materials and might be able to sell you some pods.