Instax Business Cards

Different.  That is what sparked the idea for this Instructable.  I wanted business cards that married Digital to Analog.  I wanted something I could create myself, and that could be different every time.  I wanted something that would cause people to be interested in it.  I wanted to make something in front of people.

Necessary materials:
An instant camera (I used a Fuji mini 50s)
Film for the instant camera (Instax)
Transparencies (overhead projector type)
Possibly a computer and printer, or some artistic skill to draw/write on the transparency
Super glue

I chose to create business cards with this process.  What you do, is limited by your imagination.  Decide what you want in your picture.  I'm going to assume you are interested in making your own business card.

Step 1: Create Your Business Card.

I chose to use a template that came with Apple Pages.  

Step 2: Print the Card.

After creating the business card, print it on a transparency.

Step 3: Cut the Cards.

Cut the "business card" out of the transparency.

Step 4: Orienting the Print.

Turn the business card upside down (top to bottom) and flip the transparency over (front to back).

Step 5: Place the Print.

Glue the transparency to the unused film cartridge.

Step 6: Test Your Work.

Insert the film cartridge into the camera, and take a picture.

Step 7: Enjoy.

You now have a business card/picture to hand out. 



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    8 Discussions


    3 years ago

    QSL cards can also be made this way.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    This is a brilliant idea. I just picked up five packs of Instax film from a secondhand shop, for NZ$3, So I think I may give this a go.


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Yup. The text color should match whatever you make it. I tried it with red and it worked.


    7 years ago on Introduction


    Whatever you print on the transparency casts a shadow onto your photo...

    You could mount the negatives in slides and hand them out as business cards!

    1 reply

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Using Instax or Polaroid instant film doesn't create a negative. However if you we're to use a 120 camera (like a Holga or Diana) you could create your shadow image (on the transparency) and take a pictuer. Then you'd have to process the negatives, and send your business card to the person wanting it. By using instant film, you eliminate a process (creating negatives) and you have something to hand them immediately.