Fear Not, My Friends… Polaroid Film Stays in Production

Hey you! I see you over there, hoarding all that Polaroid film! Well, breathe a sigh of relief… your Polaroid cameras won’t remain empty for long!

I got an email in my inbox this morning from the maker of our Polaroid guestbook, Adesso Albums. Apparently, a Dutch company has picked up production of Polaroid film!

ENSCHEDE, Netherlands””A new company based in the Netherlands called Impossible b.v. has been founded with the goal to re-invent and re-start production of analog instant Integral film for vintage Polaroid cameras by 2010. Impossible b.v. has purchased the complete film production equipment from Polaroid, signed a 10-year lease agreement on the factory building, and assembled a team of experienced Integral Film experts from around the world.

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The company expects to improve on the current Polaroid film technology and are slated to roll out their product in 2010. Until then, the Polaroid film we all know and love is still available through many online retailers. A quick Amazon.com search will always yield plenty of options if you plan on making an instant guestbook full of Polaroids!

I love our Polaroid guestbook. We actually do pull it out and look at it quite frequently and read all the great captions. My favorite part about the book was that there was no assembly required, as guests slipped their own pictures into the pages, so it was delivered to our send off brunch all finished. No muss, no fuss!

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    corn 1130 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:31 am

    Great, now if we could only find a Dutch company to start picking up the Gocco supply slack :)

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    YSAP2M 277 posts, Helper bee @ 11:32 am

    Corn you stole the words right out of my mouth! Save Gocco!

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    dorsay 2281 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:32 am

    Yesssssssss! ps. I could seriously go for giant fresh corn on the cob at the moment…stupid winter…

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:33 am

    Yea for the Dutch! Long live Polaroid. (Shake it, shake it shake it.) ;-)

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:47 am

    @Mrs. Corn: LOL! Seriously!
    Thanks for the heads up Pengy :)

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    jyam 157 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:55 am

    heck yeah!!
    tulips, clogs, windmills, defltware, rembrandt, van gogh’s ear, and polaroid film- seriously, the dutch have got it goin’ on.

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    Josalyn 358 posts, Helper bee @ 12:04 pm

    I already gave up on instant film. Polaroid is coming out with an instant digital camera sometime this yr. The paper uses no ink- it has color crytals that develop with heat, and the cost of paper is so so much cheaper than polaroid film

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    purpleHaze79 874 posts, Busy bee @ 12:16 pm

    YAY POLAROID!!!! I’ve always been a fan of instant gratification :)

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    Laura, Guest @ 12:39 pm

    this is such a juicy news!

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    JaymeLyn 95 posts, Worker bee @ 12:45 pm

    SWEET! I was going to miss that old polarid camera…guess i can keep it now!

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    mooreshugar 103 posts, Blushing bee @ 12:51 pm

    when i read about this, i actually did a happy dance! best news ever!!! :)

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    duckling 1415 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:54 pm

    Yay!! Such good news!

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    corn 1130 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:59 pm

    @Miss D’orsay: Hmmm…D’orsay…I hear corn is bad for feet. Better lay off it.

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    msritaliu 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:10 pm

    <– so happy!!! i was one of those hoarders… until I realized the film expired BEFORE our wedding date. smart huh? :) this is such great news! hooray!

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    Valerie, Guest @ 1:36 pm

    Yay!

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    Lauri, Guest @ 5:36 pm

    msritaliu,

    Polaroid film will last well past its expiration date, especially when stored in the refrigerator (as suggested on every box of film).

    As for the Polaroid album, I’ve used them plenty of times and they’re always a hit! Adesso Albums always has great deals and right now, they’re offering a “buy two, get the third FREE” sale on their Polaroid 600 film. I’ve already stocked up on some for my April wedding!

    http://www.adessoalbums.com/polaroid-600-instant-film-single-pack.html

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    mandalynn17 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:42 pm

    @Mrs. Corn: So funny, I was thinking the exact same thing as I was reading the article!

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    lawall 39 posts, Newbee @ 6:55 pm

    WOOT! WOOT! That is all..

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    greentea 765 posts, Busy bee @ 7:38 pm

    wow. that’s like AWE, and then SOME.

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    kelly, Guest @ 2:00 am

    Sorry to rain on parades here, but this is only a development deal with the hopes they can make a film that is LIKE Polaroid’s. The film that is being worked on doesn’t include the popular 600 (yet).

    You can read more about one of the projects and what they hope to accomplish in the next year here:
    http://the-impossible-project.com/

    In better news, the last time I was in a Target (mid-December) I was still able to stock up on lots of 600. It sits in my fridge, in stasis…

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    katiemax 76 posts, Worker bee @ 8:39 am

    Polaroid has already released it’s new instant printer (the camera will be released this spring). More info here: http://www.polaroid.com/pogo/us/index.html

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    Joann, Guest @ 4:10 pm

    More great news.. I was on the Adesso Albums website this morning and they are having a sale on the popular Polaroid 600 film going on right now. Buy 2 get the third free!!

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    Joann, Guest @ 4:14 pm

    @katiemax:

    I thought you might be interested to know that Adesso Albums has a new line of albums for the Zink line. I got the whole kit for my Europe trip this Christmas. I would highly recommend checking it out!

    Adessoalbums.com

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    Stephan, Guest @ 4:40 am

    Wow great

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    crimsonchik 35 posts, Newbee @ 12:42 pm

    i had bought some polaroid guest books last year without realizing that the film was going to be so scarce. i just emailed Adesso Albums and they offered to buy my books from me if i wanted to use the fuji film books!!!! AND they give a (generous) military discount.
    i am very impressed with the customer service.

    oh, and the impossible project has polaroid film available. the new stuff isn’t yet, though.

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