View Full Version : POLAROID quits the Polaroid Film Business
That's it, end of an era:
Maybe they'll license the whole deal to China?
I'm surprised that they lasted as long as they did. The last pack I bought for my wifes old Polaroid I think was around 20 bucks. Yea maybe China can take over the licensing and sell it for 10 bucks. Then over at the LOMO website they can sell it as a niche item for $200.00 like they sell everything else.
I was sent this link (http://www.polaroid.com/onthego/)about a new technology, developed by Zink, that is an instant color print technology that doesn't use ink ('Zink' = Zero Ink.) It has 3 emulsion layers in the paper that each change color and liquify when heated to a specific level. Polaroid has just adopted this new technology to a new portable printer that can be connected to a digi-cam's USB port. I can also envision a digi-cam with the printer built in. And larger format printers, too.
This has the promise of being a 'disruptive technology' in the way that light-sensitive polaroid was in an earlier era.
Fuji Instant Film (http://www.fujifilmusa.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/proPhotoProductsInstant.jsp?NavBarId=item778804),n otwithstanding, still survives!
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