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TheFlyingCamera
09-17-2007, 06:18 AM
I've gotten 8/10, including all the Canadians (I think) and the Aussie. If you want to make sure you get the "postcard" to whomever, stuff it in an envelope and send it that way. Sure, it bumps the postage up to letter rate, but then you know it will get there.

Nicole
09-17-2007, 08:13 AM
I received a lovely polaroid today from Martin, thank you very much! A beautiful green countryside. What's the story behind this one Martin?

Samuel Hotton
09-18-2007, 05:54 PM
Sam H., what about dry mounting the print...

Hi Keith,
Dry mounting is just fine, or wet mounting is fine. The problem is NOT with the method of mounting as much as they do not like the idea of a .008" thick 3.4" x 4.2" print being mounted on a larger sized 3.5" x 5.5" .008" thick backing card. I surmise that the .008" step of the print on the backer might cause a problem in their sorting machines. So what I've done is mount a 3.5" x 5.5" decorative border on to the backer. This border is .008" thick, the same as a P-roid print. The center of this border is cut out in a 2.8" x 3.7" window. I trim the white borders off the P-roid print, making it 2.8" x 3.7", stick it to the backer in the window cut in the decorative border. This way the P-roid is in a decorative window mat and NOT sticking above the surface of the larger post office approved size card. A lot more work, but it does not stop me from sending a P-roid postcard.
Sam H.

gr82bart
09-21-2007, 09:09 PM
So am I missing something?? How is this going to work? I'd like it to work so I could once again send Polaroid post cards reliably to people.Hmmm ... so far most of us have been slapping a stamp on the back of the Polaroid and most have been arriving to their recipients - except, it seems the ones heading to Nicole in Australia.

Seems to be hit and miss.

Now you could just throw the Polaroid in a envelope and send that, if you wish. No biggie.

So, you in? I hope so.

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
09-21-2007, 09:24 PM
Hi folks,

Just listing those that have signed up so far:

gr82bart
winger
keithwms
Alex Hawley
Nicole
thebanana
Pete H
keeds <--need your aname and ddress
TheFlyingCamera
kraker <--oh come on, jump in here and send me your address
rkmiec
MartinB
Black Dog
Samuel Hotton <--send me your addressSo close people, we just need 8 more people to make another group. I know of you're out there with Polaroid cameras or backs ...

Regards, Art. :D

winger
09-21-2007, 10:26 PM
I got my Fuji instant film today. I even have a subject in mind - just have to get up the guts to ask the property owner if they mind.

Peter Williams
09-22-2007, 09:48 AM
I'm in again. I just received one from Martin this week that is better than anything I have ever printed by any method. This polaroid is FANTASTIC!!

Akki14
09-22-2007, 03:38 PM
I guess I'll sign up... I'm hopefully going to get more polaroid film at the beginning of the month so I can take some nice sx-70 pictures. I like the sx-70 more than the instax camera. I think it's because I like close-ups and the sx-70 can do focusing up to 6inches or so. If not, everyone's getting instax since I have a pack of that hanging around here.

kraker
09-22-2007, 03:53 PM
Hi folks,

Just listing those that have signed up so far:
(...)
kraker <--oh come on, jump in here and send me your address
(...)


I'm hoping to receive two packs of 600 film in a few days, then I will see whether the cameras I bought are in working condition. If they are, I'm in for sure :) . More news within a week...

Alex Hawley
09-22-2007, 04:18 PM
I I'm hopefully going to get more polaroid film at the beginning of the month so I can take some nice sx-70 pictures.

Hey Heather,

What film are you using for the SX-70?

Akki14
09-22-2007, 05:54 PM
Hey Heather,

What film are you using for the SX-70?
Normal polaroid 600 stuff. Just use a bit of the cardboard to slide it into the camera and remember (usually but not always) to set it all the way to darken. Seems to work okay, better for not-100% sun but isn't too bad even then.

Alex Hawley
09-22-2007, 06:39 PM
Thanks Heather.

kraker
09-25-2007, 02:23 PM
I'm hoping to receive two packs of 600 film in a few days, then I will see whether the cameras I bought are in working condition. If they are, I'm in for sure :) . More news within a week...

Yes, I'm definitely in! (PM sent to Art.) Received a double pack of 600 film today, so I could finally test the camera. It works like a charm, so let's have some fun!

Only risk is that I will have shot both packs of film on other subjects before I start working on this exchange. I'll just have to order some more film, I guess. I didn't know Polaroid could be so addictive :D ...

Just a question that comes to mind: will there be a time plan once we have all 22 people needed? Like shoot within a month and send & receive the month after? Or just "when you're ready"?

gr82bart
09-29-2007, 04:59 AM
Slowly but surely, we're getting enough people:

gr82bart
winger
keithwms
Alex Hawley
Nicole
thebanana
Pete H
keeds
TheFlyingCamera
kraker
rkmiec
MartinB
Black Dog
Samuel Hotton
Peter Williams
Akki14
OK, I'll give it to the end of the week and we'll go with who we have. Which means sending out less than 10 prints, unless some folks want to be in two groups? If, just say so.

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
10-04-2007, 01:24 PM
OK, it looks like we've exhausted this thread. I'll organize the names into two groups of 8 tonight. This means, 7 instant prints to be sent out ....

Stay tuned.

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
10-05-2007, 11:51 AM
OK, so I created groups with people evenly split between the last round and newbies.

Group 1
Akki14
gr82bart *
Alex Hawley
MartinB *
Black Dog
Nicole *
keeds
Peter Williams *

Group 2
keithwms
rkmiec *
kraker
thebanana *
Pete H
TheFlyingCamera *
Samuel Hotton
winger *

I just sent PMs with people's addresses. :D

Regards, Art.

Akki14
10-05-2007, 12:38 PM
Just a little note, for those of us in the UK, The postal system is kind of at a halt due to strikes until Thursday so we're not going to be the first ones out of the gate for sending stuff out. Even if we manage to take things to the post office directly, there's no guarantee it'll get anywhere until Thursday.

Samuel Hotton
10-16-2007, 01:54 AM
Good morning everyone,
ALL 7 instant print postcards posted from me Monday 15 October at Salisbury, Maryland U.S.A.
All were of SX-70 style prints with the address hand printed, using a sharpie on the front white bottom margin. I used first class letter rate, not postcard rate for U.S. Canada and European addresses.
I hope everyone receives theirs. Results will be interesting.
Sam H.

gr82bart
10-16-2007, 06:40 AM
Hi Guys,

I also shot all of my Polaroids at last weekend's New England get together. This time, since I think only 7 or 8 of my 10 cards made it safely across the postal systems the last time, I may 'envelope' them to the UK and abroad. Blasphemy! Dunno yet ....

Regards, Art.

kraker
10-16-2007, 07:10 AM
(...) I may 'envelope' them to the UK and abroad. Blasphemy! Dunno yet ....
Regards, Art.

I'm stuggling with the same choice. I shot more than enough Polaroids last week, so I just have to choose which to send. Easy enough. Tougher choice: part of the fun seemed to be just to put a stamp and an address on them and post them. But... they are officially too small (according to the rules of our postal service). I guess even more important than the mentioned "part of the fun" is that they actually reach their destination... ;) So, I'm afraid I'm going to have to put 'em in envelopes...

Or I can try sending just one or two for now, see if they arrive. I have a few spare photos, should it fail...

Hmmmm... choices, choices...