Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about our ONE INSTANT film. Please help us to update and expand this informative section by sending any questions or thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHICH CAMERAS CAN BE USED WITH ONE INSTANT?
ONE INSTANT is compatible with all Type 100 packfilm cameras. This includes Polaroid Automatic Land Cameras and many others. The Type 100 format produce a print that measures 85x108mm (~3.25x4.25"). This is the same format as Fuji FP-100C, Fuji FP-3000B, Polaroid 667, and so on.
There are 2 other packfilm formats to be aware of, as cameras designed for these sizes will not work with ONE INSTANT film. These formats are Type 80, which produces a square print measuring 85x85mm, and the 4x5" format (e.g. Fuji FP-100C45) which produces a large 90x120mm print. Luckily, the vast majority of packfilm cameras were designed to shoot Type 100 and most cameras out there are perfectly compatible with our film.
But if you're still unsure, feel free to email us and we'll be happy to help you!
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BLEACH THE P7 ONE INSTANT NEGATIVE?
Nope; that was a quirk with the Fuji packfilm product. Our legacy Polaroid negative material is coated on a black polyester base that remains impermeable for the ages.
SOMETHING WENT HORRIBLY WRONG WITH MY CARTRIDGE....
Did you do everything according to the instructions on the box and the video tutorial? Did you put the processing tab between the rollers? Has your camera worked successfully with other packfilm formats before? Hmmm... sounds like we need to investigate… please contact us with as much information (and pictures) as possible at email@example.com and we'll get to the bottom of it!
WHY IS ONE INSTANT SO EXPENSIVE? WILL IT EVER GET CHEAPER?
Producing ONE INSTANT is really expensive because of the labor involved. All parts are made in-house and assembled by hand. No machines here! All in all it takes about 15 minutes to create just a single ONE INSTANT shot.
Your purchase of our film is a contribution to our continued efforts to keep this format alive; hopefully far into the future!
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR FILM MATERIALS? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT ALL RUNS OUT?
We get our legacy Polaroid materials from the 20x24 Studio, which has a very large stockpile of materials which we use in our color P7 product. There are many years of this material at our disposal, and in the meantime we are exploring options for future stocks to put in our ONE INSTANT cartridges. Our long term goal of securing a peel-apart packfilm future relies on eventually sourcing new negative and positive materials.