Hi guys... I have used polaroids when I was younger, and no matter what polaroid said to the contrary, every single one of my polaroids from 2006 and before have begun to fade, either starting to go yellow or white, this was noticeable in 2010. They were taken before i got into film, luckily i did not take too many, before then i was digital! They were stored in a box out of light and heat for many years at my parents' house. I have heard the instax is better but I cannot find any 'first hand' on the internet. All my b/w and Colour RA4 is usually in 8x10 portfolio albums and my best shots are blown up further and kept in a portfolio folder or box.
I have used the instax on a few occasions for social events, or just for fun with friends. I have got some pretty unique shots with this and they have all been scanned to digital. I usually scan finished prints to get the look I want.
I cannot find any information on the dye stability, or how long until they begin to fade at room temperature, in instax albums out of light.
If anyone has any information or first-hand information it will be great. So i can know weather to continue using them for this kind of shot or if i should just use colour negative and print smaller.
instax shots are only 'fun' shots but provide unique perspectives of an event and i have some great shots, the shots taken in the last stage of mine and my boyfriends relationship before we decided were better as close friends (and still are) were on instax and thus they have high sentimental value. All the others throughout our relationship were black and white prints and film. are I recently got a photo on instax of a friend's cat in a position and angle that is impossible to replicate, which i gave to them and it is now framed behind thick UV resistant glass at my advice. It was a fluke, but looks amazing and unique. Wish i had got it on my 35mm at the time, but my mate was using it at the time, but it really suits the look of an instax shot. Usually the polaroids are used for a social setting and not for any big events or days.
Any advice would be appreciated!