It’s official: Polaroid will stop manufacturing instant film at end of year.
The firm is closing factories in Massachusetts (USA), Mexico and the Netherlands, after the digital age left almost no market for the film. Polaroid stopped making the instant cameras themselves about a year ago. It now focuses on other ventures which include a portable printer for mobile phone images, and Polaroid-branded digital cameras.
According to the Polaroid.com website,"Due to marketplace conditions, Polaroid had discontinued almost all of its cameras and made the difficult decision to cease manufacturing of instant film products in 2008".
Polaroid say the latest date of expiration for its instant film will be in September 2009.
After that date, a Polaroid photo will be just a rememberance of the past!