Thursday, September 20, 2012

$2.50 a clip

Biting the proverbial bullet, I think I am going to go ahead and just pay the $2.50 per clip that I can get to spec now and hope that with larger numbers the price will go down to 1/10th of that.

Integral New55 experiment with clip

The clip costs more than the emulsion and the insert!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Integral? As in "Impossible project"-integral? If so, that¨s really rather interesting.

What is the potential of using such a system? One of the things I noticed from having looked at results from the Impossible 10x8 product, is that it seems a bit soft in terms of how it renders subjects. Now, that´s not necessarily a bad thing - just something that I´ve noticed. Also, I presume that one does not get a negative that one could put to use from this process.

Dan said...

Hey Bob I left a comment about your need for Polaroid 4x5 clips and you said you could use them, I have roughly 60 from unused but old type52, if it helps what you're doing I would love to send them to you. Can you leave a address on this page?
Dan

Dan said...

Bob I have roughly 60 old type 52 4x5 sheets, that you can if you want them for the clips, I need your address and they are yours...really excited to start using your product. I have Konica instant press that's been converted to 4x5.

Dogsafire said...

When you are talking funding, are you needing tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, millions, or what?

Bob Crowley said...

http://new55project.blogspot.com/2010/09/plan-draft.html

$210,000 for ship-to-stock.

Bruce Girrell said...

Bob,

Thanks for the response, but I'm not exactly sure what this means:
$210K(USD) ship to stock
or
$25K(USD) Prototypes only for evaluation, further financing, and process development that would supply limited amounts of film to supporters and key photographers, and show the results.

Will $210K complete the effort? What does ship to stock imply?

Does a $25K donation buy me a preferred status when film is finally produced, a few prototype pieces of film, the opportunity to invest more or what? Could you please translate that into normal English?

Does $210K give me an equity position or not?

Bob Crowley said...

Since that time nearly the entire 25K or equivalent has been put in (much by Soundwave, but also some from others) and that has supplied a number of photographers and resulted the PN photos that you can see on Flickr, on this blog, on various websites, and elsewhere. These have all been hand built units.

Ship to stock means product is available for general sale. It is common in manufacturing (we are a manufacturing company) to say "ship to stock" meaning to some remote distribution point that gets replenished as product goes out. It implies the the product is fully released, sale-worthy, and stable. If you have been following the long course (I do not expect anyone to do this in detail) there are several remote distribution scenarios including distribution through TIP if they are still amenable to this.

210K would definitely offer equity. That money would be used to purchase capital equipment and also pay for engineering and materials. If you wish to make a $25K donation, that would be accepted with a brass band playing and possibly a parade.

Bruce Girrell said...

This may have to wait until after the end of the year, but we need to talk in more detail. Feel free to contact me using the email that I used to sign up on this site.

Bob Crowley said...

I can't see people's emails from here.

Angela said...

I was shooting from a box of "old 55" today and was wondering if you really wanted the film clips? Beautiful stuff. Can't wait for the "new 55".