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    How are Polaroid doing?

    I have a feeling I'm really going to like the 665 polaroid negs, but am wondering how long they'll be around..

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    I thought polaroid was in trouble, or did they get out of it?
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    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    They filed for bankruptcy a protection a couple years ago, but I haven't seen anything since hinting they were about to dry up.
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    I thought that I heard that Fuji was going to pick up Poloroid production. I assumed that was why 55 is still available years after the fact. I don't know, I'll watch for genuine information.
    That is called grain. It is supposed to be there.
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    Polaroid has been in Chapter 11 about as long as I can remember. They are doing some coventures and I think they will be around for a while. People have been counting them out since about 1990 but they seem to stay around.

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    I never understood why Polaroid didn't jump into digital in some big way - it would seem a natural evolution of instant pictures. Maybe they didn't have money by the time digital took over. If I were wanting to produce a digital camera, I'd talk seriously to Polaroid about licensing the name.
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    Use it while you can, I guess. Type 55 is a real ghost film--Polaroid in bankruptcy, Panatomic-X (the negative material) discontinued, and still it exists!
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    bank one ( the financial institution ) owns polaroid now.
    judging from the converstion i had with someone that works at polaroid ( a few weeks ago ) they are doing really well. ...


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    i talked with a rep from Polaroid earlier in the year and they indicated they had been restructing, and got a new business partner (the bank) and felt very positive about the furture.

    I know a lot of people in my area use a lot of their products, which of course doesn't mean much, but it seems to be holding it's own.



 

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