Making 4x5 Instant Film at Home

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Finding instant film for large format cameras is a task of mythic proportions nowadays, so why don’t you make your own instead? Read on!

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While not as instant as classic instant film, this DIY solution will give you a positive AND a negative in just 8 minutes. Not a bad trade off, I must say. Here’s what you’ll need in order to pull this off:


  • Ilford 4X5 film FP4
  • Ilford RC paper
  • Kodak HC 110
  • Ilford rapid fixer
  • Ammonia
  • Methylcellulose
  • Freezer paper
  • Heat sealer
  • Black paper
  • Electric tape

Once you’ve scrounged all the materials together, head over to Instructables for the complete set of instructions, as it can get complicated in a hurry.

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written by cruzron on 2013-11-06 #gear #tutorials #film #diy #instant #large-format #tipster #4x5 #sheet

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