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Bromoil Transfer
Collodion POP
Direct Carbon (Fresson)
Dye Imbibition
Gelatin Dry Plate
Gelatin POP
Gum Dichromate
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Instant (Dye Diffusion Transfer)
Instant (Internal Dye Diffusion Transfer)
Matte Collodion
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Screen Plate
Silver Dye Bleach
Silver Gelatin DOP
Wet Plate Collodion


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Notes on this view:

In 1976 Kodak introduced their first instant photography system. This included an integral film (Kodak PR-10) and two instant cameras (Kodak EK4 and EK6). These products were designed to compete with Polaroid’s SX-70 integral films and lower-end cameras, such as the Polaroid Pronto! released the same year. Kodak’s films were not compatible with Polaroid cameras and finished prints had a distinctly different look from SX-70 materials. Image formation in the Kodak process deviated from that of the Polaroid materials. However, the method used in Kodak materials was largely designed by Polaroid scientists though never fully integrated in Polaroid products. Immediately following the release of Kodak’s instant system, Polaroid filed a suit claiming patent infringement. Kodak was ultimately required to withdraw all instant products from the market in 1986 and the long standing manufacturing partnership between the two companies was terminated.

Though reminiscent of Polaroid integral films, this print is easily identifiable as a Kodak product. Until 1986—the year Kodak instant films were discontinued—all Polaroid instant films had a square (3 1/8 by 3 1/8) image area. This image has a rectangular format. Unlike Polaroid films, this print does not have a white foil border surrounding the image area. Here, the borders are an extension of the image area and are covered by a transparent polyester top sheet.