I am still super bummed about Fujifilm’s decision to stop production of FP-100C packfilm. It’s the last peel-apart instant film on the market. Once it is gone, an entire category of instant film cameras become obsolete. However, The Impossible Project, which saved Polaroid 600 instant film, is trying to save peel-apart packfilm as well.
Florian “Doc” Kaps, founder of The Impossible Project, went to Japan to meet with Fujifilm in an effort to convince the company to allow The Impossible Project to acquire its production equipment for FP-100C. You can see an update from Japan in his interview with photographer Michel Jones in the video below.
In a recent blog post that chronicles his efforts to negotiate with Fujifilm, Kaps says:
The most positive outcome of this journey so far is the fact that there have been 2 official proposals of how to keep this material alive and an impressive amount of signatures personally handed over to the Fuji management. Hopefully they can NOW no longer continue like there is no interest or chance for this material any longer.
You can join the effort to save packfilm at savepackfilm.net.