View Full Version : processing Polaroid Type 55 negatives in real chemistry?

Ellis Vener
14-Jan-1999, 04:25
I recently saw a post over on usenet about processing P'roid Type 55 negatives i n real darkroom chemistry (as opposed to the built chemistry packet followed by a sodium sulfite clearing/fixing bath.

Does anyone know first hand if this is true? And if so, can you relate your expe riences, advantages (or disadvantages) for doing this, and establish some guidel ines for experiementiing with this technique?

tom meyer
15-Jan-1999, 02:39
Sorry Ellis, no tips from me but... even if you could, why would you? The damn s tuff is so slow, disassembly would be messy and problematic, Tri-x is cheaper, b lah blah blah....what advantages do you anticipate? ...t

richard w
15-Jan-1999, 18:57
Type 55 is beautiful film- do not let anyone tell you different. I assume that you have called Polaroid. If you have not-they have a 800 # and are very willing to help- they even have a magazine on polaroid> perhaps you have seen it. Tearing Polaroid a part is always tricky> I am curious what your results will be. Remember that regular fixer will peel the emulsion right off. If you want a hard neg you first use sodium sulfate (2 min.) then reg fix w/ hardener (1min) then put into clean sodium sulfate (2 min.) wash as normal richardwarren@rcn.com