Are you curious to know what the Polaroid Reclaimed Blue Edition 600 Film is? Here we’ve got all the answers!
As you may know, our film factory team in The Netherlands is always hard at work revising and adjusting our film chemistry to bring you the best possible film. During their normal research and experimentation, Reclaimed Blue film was discovered as a happy accident.
Our quality technician Brian was experimenting with our color film and one particular chemical from our black and white film, a chemical called TBHQ (Tertiary Butylhydroquinone). When TBHQ and our color film were combined, a strong reaction caused the color film to develop into striking, rich shades of blue. Brian then wanted to see what it would be like to also reuse “out-of-spec” color negatives in the process (these negatives are normally destroyed because they don't meet our high-quality standards). It was through the combination of TBHQ and our out-of-spec color negatives that Reclaimed Blue film was born.
Reclaimed Blue film comes in the classic 600 film format, which means that you can use it in your vintage Polaroid 600 cameras, or in our current line of I-Type cameras like the Now and Now+. It can also be used in the Polaroid Lab printer.
Reclaimed Blue film is not a duochrome film, but rather its own unique creation. Duochrome film is black & white film that has had a color dye added to the standard black & white chemistry. Reclaimed Blue, on the other hand, is made using color film negative material and the unique chemical reaction that occurs by adding the chemical TBHQ to our color film developer paste. No dyes are included in Reclaimed Blue film.
In terms of film development, it performs similarly to our standard color film like Color 600 film and Color I-Type film. The usual rules for film handling apply, so make sure to take photos with plenty of light and shield the photos from bright light once they eject from the camera and during development.
You can refer to this helpful article for how to get the best results.