As I mentioned in my other tutorial there are many ways to improve your (expired) Impossible SX-70 and 600 prints. It ranges from using a frog tongue to editing in Snapseed on you iPhone or iPad. While surfing the web i also found tips for using a hairdryer or sigaret lighter to heat up you Impossible prints. I found an other way which gives very nice and strong results...
Buy and install an Impossible Frog Tongue
- The Impossible film is most sensitive to light during the first 10 second and needs to be put in a dark place to develop for the next 40 minutes. (The new films which will come out in june 2016 wil only need 20 minutes to develop and give a preview already after 2 minutes. )
- Directly after you take your shot let it rest in the frog tongue for about 10 seconds
- then slide in the dark slide and grap the film.
- insert it in the dark pouch together and withdraw the dark slide.
Picture still to light/faded?
Directly after taken the picture put it in the sink, face down, with water at a temperature of about 70 degrees
cover the picture up with a nice bowl after about 1 or 2 minutes and leave it there for about 5 minutes
Take the picture out of the water and put it face down on a cleaning cloth
Fold it up so it is hidden inside
Put it in a drawer
Close it and leave it there for the next 10 minutes
Take it out and press the moisture of it with your hand
Then clean it lightly with a towel , but be careful not to rub, just apply slight pressure.
Left regular picture with minus correction and right the picture developed in hot water. Seeing the result with boosted colors and contrast it might in some situations be better to take a picture without any correction because it will be darker during heating. As with many Impossible instant prints this is a creative proces and you can give it your own twist.