Can I put paper into film packet before processing? : LUSENET : polaroid transfers : One Thread

I recently read that 8x10 image transfers are done by puting the paper into the film packet before processing. I assume that this gives better results than the methods used with smaller films and allows the red dye to fully transfer.

So, is there any way to do this with 4x5? I was able to load some film into my #500 holder, pull out the outer envelope, and insert some paper in the proper place. When I processed the film, the clip hung up near the rollers and the packet ripped apart, leaving a lot of developer goo on the rollers and little on the print. (what a mess!)

Has anyone else tried this? I assume that if I keep the paper clear of the clip area it might work better, but I have no idea of the "goo" will spread properly.


-- Bill Collins (, October 21, 1998

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