Last Updated on 03/22/2017 by Chris Gampat
One of the biggest problems with prints from the Impossible Project has to do with how UV light degrades the images over time–but a new solution from Phrame.it is looking to counter that issue. The Kickstarter initiative is for the creation of picture frames with acrylic glass designed to protect your images from UV light while also giving the appearance that the image is floating in air. If you’re a person that shoots a whole load of Impossible Project film, then it makes a whole lot of sense for you to show off your snaps this way vs putting them in a box shielded from the light of day.
The project, which has already received full funding on Kickstarter, surely is aimed at the boutique type of photographer. However, at the same time I don’t believe it at all to be unreasonable to ask for some sort of picture frame designed to help you showcase those beautiful Polaroids you use. And again, one of Impossible’s biggest problems is how their images fade. Black and white photos turn sepia after a while and the color images just straight up fade. Of course, the emulsions have become better but there is no really fantastic way to showcase your work on a wall unless it’s blocked from a lot of UV light.
Phrame.it has loads of great rewards and a single Phrame.it picture frame will be available at a pretty affordable price point. If you shoot a whole lot of Impossible Project polaroids, then this project makes a whole lot of sense. But if you shoot Fujifilm Instax, I’m not so sure you need it. Those prints last a really long time and are designed super well. With Impossible Project being the later bloomer, this is more specifically designed for their prints.
Hey, couple this with a Mint Camera SLR 670 and you’ll be all good!
For more, you can check out the Phrame.it Kickstarter.