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gr82bart
07-09-2007, 10:34 PM
OK folks, let's try something ... this is a variation of the postcard exchange.

I'll need 10 people to sign up - post a message here and PM me your real name and address
Participants must use a Polaroid camera, or Fuji Instax camera, or any other instant print camera or any camera that uses instant film
Participants need to make 10 images - an entire pack of most instant films
Slap on a stamp and address label on the back of the instant prints and mail them out
That's it!Whadayasay?

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

Regards, Art. :D

argus
07-10-2007, 02:06 AM
So, we can't manupulate the print?

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kaygee
07-10-2007, 03:33 PM
I am so in on this!

Akki14
07-10-2007, 05:34 PM
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.

MartinB
07-10-2007, 06:01 PM
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?

kaygee
07-10-2007, 07:31 PM
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.

dianna
07-11-2007, 10:12 AM
Sign me up! sounds like fun.

gr82bart
07-11-2007, 02:31 PM
So, we can't manupulate the print?I don't get it exactly. What do you mean? :confused:

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
07-11-2007, 02:34 PM
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.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.

TheFlyingCamera
07-11-2007, 02:40 PM
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?

gr82bart
07-11-2007, 03:28 PM
Polaroid stuff shot on a 4x5 count?Like with an 545i back? Yes

Can we contact-print Type55 negs on Ilford postcard paper?No

Or does that remove it too far from the "instant" quality?Yes

Regards, Art. :)

kaygee
07-11-2007, 07:31 PM
Here's a site where the rules have been thrown out the door: http://www.postcardpolaroid.com/


Holy crap, I'd never seen that site before, it's fabulous! Thanks for sharing :).

Bill Mitchell
07-12-2007, 07:38 AM
Bad idea. Do YOU have any idea how much 10 sheets of 4x5 Polaroid film cost?

gr82bart
07-12-2007, 08:07 AM
Bad idea. Do YOU have any idea how much 10 sheets of 4x5 Polaroid film cost?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.

gr82bart
07-13-2007, 04:16 AM
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.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.

Akki14
07-13-2007, 05:11 AM
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.

gr82bart
07-13-2007, 05:21 AM
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.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.

dianna
07-13-2007, 06:30 PM
Have 10 people signed up yet??

gr82bart
07-13-2007, 07:05 PM
So, we can't manupulate the print?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.

gr82bart
07-13-2007, 07:06 PM
Have 10 people signed up yet??Are we there yet? :D Nope, not yet 10 people, we're at 4, but then it's still early.

Regards, Art.