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Polaroid

Instant picture prints can be used for other processes too, such as for the transfer of emulsion, where the image layer is separated from the initial support in a bath of warm water and then placed on a new support, such paper, metal or tissue. The dyes could even be transferred directly to a new type of paper, such as watercolour paper.

In 2007, the Polaroid company announced that it would no longer be producing film for instant cameras. In 2008, however, Florian Kaps, creator of the website polaroid.com, in collaboration with Ilford and with the help of former Polaroid employees, set up the Impossible Project and successfully re-launched production. This lead to new instant films appearing on the market in 2010.

Visual glossary of photographic techniques © ARCP / Mairie de Paris, 2014

Images from the top:
Raphaël Tiberghien, Titi au pistolet, 1998
Reverse side of the print with the Polaroid 600 Series® film manufacturer's code identifying the type of film and its manufacturing date
Enlarged detail x 2

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