Introduction: Making Instant Film at Home ( Polaroid 55 )
After following the New55 project closely i decided to give it a try on making instant film positive & negative at home.
Ilford 4X5 film FP4
ilford RC paper
kodak HC 110
ilford rapid fixer
Step 1: Reagent & Pods
instant film at home
be careful wear gloves and glasses !
rapid fixer 3ml,
water14ml (use a syringe) methylcellulose to make a gelly reagent but not thick ! its easier to mix if the solution is cold, its the tricky part !
for a 4X5 2ml of reagent is way enough, i used a heat sealer and some freezer / butcher paper to make the pod fold with the plastic coating to the inside
Step 2: Take a Picture Using a Regular 4X5 Back
film exposed ( i'm using an some ilford FP4 ), then assembled the film, the paper ( i used ilford RC fixed as a receiver ) and the pod in the dark, in a black paper sleeve taped to be light proof . process through rollers and wait 8min !
Step 3: Peel It
open and peel the film , clean the receiver with clear water , and negative with some ilford rapid fixer .