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    Reposting on the correct forum thread. **looking for instant film camera developers**

    Hi Everyone

    My name is Ken I am new to this forum and so kindly ask for peoples directions and opinions about a product I want to create. I am an independant innovator and looking for people who can help me develop an instant film device similar to the pogo polaroid and the LG pocket zink printer. I am hoping to present this on Kickstarter and believe there is a great potential interest for the product. Personally I believe it looks better than the impossible projects camera launched on kickstarter. My issues so far is that I do not have a prototype except for concetual 3D renderings. I have contacted polaroid who would unfortunately be interested only when I have a prototype and also tried contacting Fujifilm and even Zink... which sadly have not responded to me via email. I am looking for suggestions on how I can commercialise my product and possibly potential developers who I can share the earnings if successful later on.

    Thank you Kindly

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    I hate to sound negative when someone wants to be creative and have an idea in mind. But here's my point of view.

    The market you are about to enter has two extreme ends. Low end where image quality doesn't really matter and price does, and high end where quality is at most importance and price is secondary. Oh, there is a third... market where novelty is at most importance.

    At the low end, there are various portable printers already available.
    At the high end, Fuji is the only remaining player and the demands are low.
    Novelty market is very unpredictable

    Where do you feel your product will really fit in? Also, as you can see in progress of the Impossible project, this is an area where patent and know how are kept very VERY close. There are people working on the idea but most are very experimental at best. Unless you have some revolutionary idea, and present a huge financial gain, no one is going to share their secrets with you.

    I hate to put it this way, but I think you have a very difficult road ahead to put it mildly.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    Do you plan on using one of the existing image forming technologies, or do you have a new technique in mind?

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    howz 'bout quirky.com?
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Hi desert thanks for your feedback I would like to kindly know why they didnt want to post your particular project and what criteria were they looking at in order to allow your project to enter?

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    Hi tk i understand it is a hard road. however i would rather give it a shot then fail without trying. i have had a few product designs which i did not work on sooner than later and is now generating good profit..At this stage I'm looking at the film that zink has however there's a bit more to just film risk is high and thank you for being straightforward.

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    I hope to use an existing one. I wanted zink in particular just like the pogo polaroid. However they are hard to contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
    howz 'bout quirky.com?
    Hi John
    That looks interesting however I'm wondering if it is safe?? Had any experiences of the website?



 

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