Fuji FP-100 Negatives

10 06 2009

I have been working with Fuji FP-100c45 negatives lately. I am ecstatic to have found out about this tecnique, since the Polaroid 55 and 665 packs are beyond expensive. I do have a stock of Polaroid 665 in my fridge, but I do not want to use it except for my next book that I put together.

Lamp and Orchid


1. Take your photo, and overexpose it by 1-1.5 stops. This will make the negative the proper exposure, but overexpose the print. Then, when you pull it from the camera, do not peel it.

2. Tape the photo, negative (black) side up to a piece of glass. Then, brush undiluted bleach onto the black backing, being careful not to let it leak under the photo.

3. Rinse thoroughly with water until all of the black backing has been removed.

4. Peel the photo from the negative.

5. Rinse the negative again until it is clean.

6. Dip into water/photo-flo mixture and then hang to dry.

Once dry, it is like any other negative and can be scanned or printed as such. I used a color negative in the example, but you can also use Fuji FP-100b. This method only works for the 100 speed, and does not work for Fuji FP-3000.




9 responses

22 09 2009
Johan Sallstrom

This sounds like a nice technique! What kind of bleach do you use?


23 09 2009

Just regular old householdd bleach.

23 10 2009
R. Polhamus

First of all, thanks for the information on the Fuji 100 Negatives. But have a couple of questions on the process.
1. How long do you wait after you pull the film, when applying the undiluted bleach? (Step 1 to Step 2)
2. How long (time) do you wait when you apply the bleach on the negative (black) side? (Step 2)
3. What is the water temperature when you rinse? (Step 5) What technique do you use? Like putting it in a tray and gently move the negative around?
This information is greatly apprieciated as some of us really miss Type 55 film.

23 10 2009

1. You can either choose to peel it after it self terminates (2 minutes) or after you’ve bleached the back.
2. Until it is clear and there is no residue of the carbon back.
3. I use room temperature, running water as it is the quickest. I suppose you could use a tray if you wanted, but I have not tried it.

23 10 2009
R. Polhamus

Thank you very much!!

10 12 2009
Svante Wahlström

1. Are the Fuji – instant (FP-100C) photos sensitive to light during the bleaching treatment / after the process ?
2. Do one need to fix the negative after the process mentioned above ?
Svante Wahlström

12 12 2009

1. They are no longer sensitive to light because they are self-terminating. After Two minutes, they no longer develop.

2. No, you do not need to fix them.

19 01 2010

Sounds great! I tried this but I don’t know if it’s the bleach, but the black backing never went away…? What did you mean by ‘rinse properly till black backing is removed’?


18 09 2010

i tryed with color film. thanks for the good new that this work with b/w too.
i have to get some photoflo.

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