What kind of film?

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this is probably a silly questions to those of you who are more familiar w/poloroid products and techniques. however, i recently viewed the anna tomczek exhibit at the may gallery at webster university. i was really interested in her poloroid transfer techniques. upon further investigation i found this sight. i'm a photography major at southern illinois universtity in edwardsville illinois. due to expenses (mine and the schools) i have no experience w/large format cameras. i do what i can w/my 35 mm. here's the question does the film neccessary for poloroid transfer have to be large format? or can you use the same procedure w/regular poloroid film bought for an instant camera? thank you so much.

-- Margaret Elaine Evans (mevans@siue.edu), November 17, 1998


I would also suggest you to check Polaroid web site and on-line book on Polaroid transfers by Holly Dupre. You can find both these links and many others on my Polaroid transfer and manipulation resources page: http://www.aster.com/marek/gallery/tlinks.htm


-- Marek Uliasz (uliasz@frii.com), November 18, 1998.

I don't have experience with Polaroid handhold cameras, but some of them can use 3x4" peel apart film, e.g., ProPack or 600SE. There is a thread on using ProPack in this forum.

-- Marek Uliasz (uliasz@frii.com), November 19, 1998.

Anna Tomczak does Polaroid image transfers, one of the two Polaroid transfer processes. (The other is emulsion transfer or emulsion lift). Anna works in 8x10 format (Polacolor ER 809), but the process can be done onto other Polacolor ER films: 669 (3-1/4x4-1/4, 59 (4x5), 559 (4x5) or Polacolor 64 Tungsten (3-1/4x4-1/4). There are many ways to expose an image onto the film either through camera (filters and exposure compensation may be needed), or using color slides exposed onto the film through either a Polarprinter, Vivitar Slide Printer, or Daylab II Slide Printer, or a photographic color enlarger. Transfer kits are available for sale which gives you many of the materials necessary, but not the equipment.

Polaroid puts out a free booklet which tells how to do this process as well as the Polaroid Emulsion Transfer and SX-70 Manipulation. It is called {Inspiration} A Step-by-Step Guide. This title is a few years old and may have been replaced by another publication. Call Polaroid at 1-800-343-5000. There is also a book by Kathleen Thormod Carr titled, Polaroid Transfers, a Complete Viusal Guide to Creating Image and Emulsion Transfers, Amphoto Books, Watson-Guptill Publications, NY. $35.00

-- Cynthia Davis (cynphoto@aol.com), November 18, 1998.

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