Co-Founder Creates Two Companies, Will Develop New Polaroid-Compatible Film

Dave Bias, co-founder of, announces the formation of two new Polaroid Corp.-related companies — PolaPremium and The Impossible Project. Bias partnered with Dr. Florian Kaps, the proprietor of, which has been selling Polaroid film and cameras for the past three years out of Vienna, Austria.

The first new company, PolaPremium, is a partnership with Polaroid to celebrate Polaroid’s history and to provide the public with the last quantities of Polaroid-manufactured film, cameras and other related items. Throughout 2009, the company will be releasing unique, limited edition and scavenged films, refurbished and new cameras, and other related items, says Bias.

The second company, The Impossible Project, will begin manufacturing new Polaroid-compatible film beginning in 2010. Kaps purchased the last Polaroid factory in Enschede, Holland, retaining the top eleven workers from the factory, and is currently experimenting with new techniques and sourcing materials needed to make film types compatible with Polaroid 600, SX-70 and Spectra cameras, says Bias.

Kaps and Bias have formed a new company here in the United States, and are officially beginning operations as the North American partner and distributor for PolaPremium. The new Impossible film may be distributed in the U.S. when it’s available. Co-Founder Creates Two Companies, PMA Newsline


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One Response to “ Co-Founder Creates Two Companies, Will Develop New Polaroid-Compatible Film”

  1. Jason Says:

    With all of the advantages and perks of going digital, we tend to forget the simple “technology” that was the film developing process, and really Polaroid is the last part of that “instant” era.

    Believe it or not their is a very large part of the population still using Polaroid film from amateur to professionals. Many wonder if this is just a bunch of people playing with manipulations of Polaroid prints or ID photographers (passport agencies, ID photos for workplaces etc) but it’s very popular among commercial photographers. LCD’s are getting bigger and brighter, but the image on the LCD is still not the file being captured, a Polaroid captures accurately the lighting and the exposure and is still trusted as a proof for photographers everywhere worldwide.

    Unique Photo has recently received the last shipment of Polaroid film sent out of its factory and will continue to accommodate to the instant film crowd by stocking equivalent film from Fuji and perhaps whatever gets produced from Dave Bias’s new business enterprise,

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