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    Due to your incredible support regarding the 5th of our 7 big challenges (the latex timing layer), the team could produce the very first complete and stable instant picture a few weeks ago - a round of applause everybody!!

    That is to say that development is making really good progress at the moment, we're ahead of the original production timeline and have not found any unsolvable roadblocks ahead.


    That's the full text from their site; the snippet a few posts back was a little enigmatic

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    Sorry, I should have corrected their inappropriate use of the word could into `succeeded in´...

    Now back to technology.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    Now back to technology.
    Hi AgX.

    I was wondering what those 7 Challenges were....

    I recall mentioning their funky web site earlier and it has not improved...
    I do not remember if we ever figured it out, but their web page still confuses me...

    Well... using a strange kind of hopscotch logic,
    I think I fiigured out what they are on about... simple simple simple.

    I have now guessed that their "7 Challanges" are
    the 7 different layers to the film:

    1. Negative base
    2. Negative Coating Layer
    3. Pod developer
    4. Image Receiving
    5. Timing layer
    6. Acid polymer
    7. Clear polyester

    (Did we clear this up earlier, or is this the first description of the 7 challenges?I know we talked about it before, but can't recall how or if it was resolved!)

    Anyway, I have a potentially suitable latex here with me... Does anyone know which latex they found or where it was sourced?
    If it is different, they might want to compare....

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    I can't answer any of your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Rogers View Post
    Hi AgX.

    I was wondering what those 7 Challenges were....

    I recall mentioning their funky web site earlier and it has not improved...
    I do not remember if we ever figured it out, but their web page still confuses me...

    Well... using a strange kind of hopscotch logic,
    I think I fiigured out what they are on about... simple simple simple.

    I have now guessed that their "7 Challanges" are
    the 7 different layers to the film:

    1. Negative base
    2. Negative Coating Layer
    3. Pod developer
    4. Image Receiving
    5. Timing layer
    6. Acid polymer
    7. Clear polyester

    (Did we clear this up earlier, or is this the first description of the 7 challenges?I know we talked about it before, but can't recall how or if it was resolved!)
    I have to wonder where the battery fits in to all this. Polaroid made their own "Polapulse" to fit within the cartridges. Where do they expect to source them? The recreation of the film presents bigger challenges to be sure, but the battery is pretty important.

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    This is indeed a major problem. The production of those special batteries has been outsourced by Polaroid in the beginning but then done in an own plant.
    However battery technology has evolved over time. So they might use an array of stock types.

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    In a BBC World Service article on the company it is referred to 8 films per pack, in case this is not an error of the journalist, this might be due to that battery problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgX View Post
    In a BBC World Service article on the company it is referred to 8 films per pack, in case this is not an error of the journalist, this might be due to that battery problem.
    What is?
    www.EASmithV.com

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    The battery may be thicker, thus allowing only 8 films per filmpack instead of the 10 films in typical Polaroid film pack.

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    I just realized that this content of only 8 films is not new at all.
    The recent SX-70 manipulatable version also contained only 8 films.

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