Friday, July 15, 2016

The Pack Film Meeting with Doc Kaps AKA Type 100

A marathon session with Doc Kaps here at Ashland/New55 to talk about the future of analog instant photography.  One important topic is the status of the famous type 100 film, also known as "pack film" which makes a convenient frame for the last photo of the pack as shown here. 
Many ideas and possibilities were discussed and some formative discussions about the status of New55 PN, and New55 COLOR, which might be put in other formats that use peelapart instant film technology. 

4 comments:

chris ward said...

Oooo...I'd be as giddy as a little boy in a candy shop to see 665 make a return ,55 and 665 are/were my loves

Tom Sheft said...

Type 655? Type 664/FP100B? Type 667/FP3000B? Polacolor?!?

Oooooohhh...

Bob Crowley said...

It was a planning meeting. Nothing more at this time. However, it is important to bring up the pack film because it is one very important possible destination for the sheet materials that must be created in order for ANY peelapart films to be made. The investment Polaroid made in the 60s was several tens of millions of dollars (and many years). I estimate $15M over three years. If we can prove the basics - exactly what we are in the process of doing with New55 - then the likelihood increases for all formats. That's why we are talking about it well in advance. This is a mission, and long one at that.

Bob Crowley said...

The cost of pack film machinery would be 10 to 15 Million. We'd need some of the Eastern European money flow that supports relatively unprofitable ventures today.