is there a specific kind of polaroid film for image transfers? : LUSENET : polaroid transfers : One Thread

I hope to begin making Polaroid transfers soon, I have taken many photography classes, and we did a lesson on image and emulsion tranfers but I do not remember if there is a spcific type of Polaroid film that you must use when making them. I will be using a Daylab jr. slide printer from b/w 35mm.if that makes any difference. If so, what type of Polaroid film?

-- Esmeralda Marina Rupp-Spangle (, September 11, 2000


Hi! I use Polaroid 669 film for 3x4 transfers which works well for me. I haven't used any other 3x4 film but I will quote Kathleen Carr's book "Polaroid Transfers" about choosing a film for you. "Polacolor ER 669 film, whose 3 1/4x4 1/4-inch size fits the Vivitar and the Daylab Jr. slide printers...(is) balanced both for daylight and for electronic flash, it has a film-speed rating of 80 and produces a properly developed print in 60 seconds at 75 degrees...Polacolor Pro 100 film can also be used for image transfers only, with unique results. The images have more contrast, and there is a charteuse color coating over the image that can be washed off, if desired." I hope this helps! Good luck! Angela

-- Angela Winholtz (, September 13, 2000.

I think the film Esmeralda is very interesting.What is Fernand Kolunga's e-mail?

-- Dilliana (, July 21, 2001.

Not an answer but a question. Has anybody used the Fuji version of the 669 film for transfers and what have the results been like?

I work at a camera shop and we used to use the 669 film for Passports and now use the Fuji film which is the same size as the 669 film.



-- Jack Simpson (, July 26, 2002.

Well, I just got some of the Fuji film to use in my Daylab for transfers -- so far, i am not sure what is going on, but I haven't been able to get a good transfer yet! The positive has an image, but the negative keeps producing dark green blotchy prints. I have been playing with the controls on the daylab, but I'm convinced it could have something to do with the film. If anyone has any experience with using it for transfers, would love to know something.

-- Cary Oliva (, September 07, 2004.

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