Polaroid Enlargements in Darkroom?

Discussion in 'Instant Cameras, Backs and Film' started by rknewcomb, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. rknewcomb

    rknewcomb Subscriber
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    Sep 12, 2006
    4x5 Format
    Wondered if anyone had tried using a wet darkroom work flow to enlarge a Polaroid or Fuji Instant image?
    I've read about people using a scanner to copy the peel away print or paper negative and then print from that scan, but what about a good film based copy negative and then print from that?
  2. David A. Goldfarb

    David A. Goldfarb Moderator Staff Member Moderator
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    Sep 7, 2002
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    Large Format
    It should be like any straight copy work from a flat opaque original. Generally you want to do it with medium format or 4x5", a slow, fine grained, relatively neutral film, two lights at 45 degrees to the work. I'd try Portra 160NC, since it has a similar color palette to Polaroid color materials--kinda pastelish.
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