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    Impossible takes on 8x10?

    I've been a fan of The Impossible Project from day 1, even though I don't use integral film (except Fuji Instax). I'm glad that they've got their first product out and I hope it's a success.

    But I just read on their web site that they also bought Polaroid's equipment for making 8x10 peel-apart film! There are no promises, but a clear statement that they are interested in eventually reviving this film as well.

    I was a fan before, now I'm in love.

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    IIRC, there's also a statement of intent to possibly revive 20x24 instant film. Sadly, I believe I also read that the 4x5 tooling was destroyed before they could get to it.

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    I went yesterday to a press thingy by the IP. They showed a instant film for the 20x24 camera. Awsome results. They used a couple of 8x10 pods for the chemicals so they did indeed fire up the 8x10 equipment. So all in all things look promising. Imagine 8x10 instant film......

    Oh and I saw examples of the new color film. That looked as well. Very seventies colour wise!
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    Full speed for 8x10!

    Here's a clip from the "Impossible Update" email that I received yesterday:

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    Impossible saved the last intact production machinery for the legendary 8 x 10 inch film format and got it from the USA in late 2009. We carefully re-located this unique equipment from Waltham near Boston to the Impossible factory, where the 8x10 production machinery is now set up.

    To produce film for our integral film adventure on the 20 x 24 Polaroid camera, we restarted the 8 x 10 pod machine and proved - as you can see above - more than successful! This joyful experience boosts us to forward our 8 x 10 film project at full speed in order to hopefully soon bring the wonderful 8 x 10 format material back.
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    i wonder if this means i don't have to junk my polaorid 8x10 processor?
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    Yes, I also heard that the 4x5 packaging line was lost. Big bummer. I guess I'll just have to move up to 8x10 when they are ready ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ann View Post
    i wonder if this means i don't have to junk my polaorid 8x10 processor?
    I was wondering the same thing. However, another part of me is curious to see if they produce an integral 8x10 print and film holder based on the 20x24 prints at photokina.

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    Too rich for my blood...Pack film and 4x5 are pricey enough- Even the old Polaroid 8x10 that we had left over from a shoot layin at the studio would go for $30 for a pos and a neg if I wanted to sell it on ebay I never got to shoot much of that in my free time, tho. I didnt make that much when I worked there, so I couldnt afford it. If impossible project makes 8x10, I wouldnt be a surprise if it were pricier than the original polaroid stock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    Sadly, I believe I also read that the 4x5 tooling was destroyed before they could get to it.

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    Possible to cut down the 8x10?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    Possible to cut down the 8x10?
    No. It's in a Polaroid developer pod. You would wreck the whole thing.
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