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Polaroid-out of business


From: BRIAN MARTIN (sages7_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Oct 23 2001 - 17:51:34 PDT

Polaroid filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy recently, but as far as I can see they will remain in business. They have only stated that they are restructuring their company not going out of business. I wish them well. I love the Polaroid transfer process and would definitely be saddened if they were no more.
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Knott
Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2001 8:19 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Polaroid spectra
> Didn't Polaroid just announce they were going out of business? I think
> digital photography did them in. I doubt Polaroid film will be available
> much longer...

I also heard that Polaroid is going out of business. Makes me very sad. Somebody, I'm sure, will pick up some of the processes. Polaroid transfers are very much used right now in advertising and fine arts photo.

There have been some other questions about photo techniques recently on the list.

Hand painting--
I think the investment in Marshall's Photo Oils is well worth the investment for hand tinting B&W photos. They are pricey, but they are the standard for coloring. And, you can get rid of mistakes which you can't with dyes or pencils.

Liquid Emulsion
I love this stuff. I prefer the Luminos to Rockland Liquid Light, Luminos has much better contrast. But, it is a process that must be done in a darkroom.
Liquid emulsion provides an incredible amount of opportunities for extending photo processes to other media as it can be applied to almost any kind of surface and worked back into. I'm still unsuccessful in getting it to work on ceramics. Anybody done it?

I am always in the market for Polaroid SX-70 cameras if anyone has one to sell. SX-70 is used for the technique of manipulating the emulsion and transferring to a paper surface. If Polaroid goes out of business, I will be loosing a lesson.