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Once in a Blue Moon Photo Contest, how to enter

Once in a Blue Moon Photo Contest, how to enter

We finally found a new hosting site; we'll see how this works out. Here are the details.  

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What about 8x10 or 5x7?

What about 8x10 or 5x7?

We get questions almost weekly regarding the SP-2810 or SP-457 (these were our 8x10 and 5x7 versions of the SP-445.)  As most of you know, we launched kickstarters for both and neither met its funding goal. Hence, we've done no further development (ignore the pun) on either system. Why not? We'll skip the technical challenges (they can almost always be solved) and jump right into the marketing/business obstacles. The obvious question: is the market big enough? Answer: no one really knows. But frankly, we don't think that the size of the market is the issue but rather the demographics of...

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SP-Rack: project launch on Indiegogo!

SP-Rack: project launch on Indiegogo!

You asked for it! So here it is: SP-rack Nothing really new since our last blog post other than the campaign is live. Oh, you get to vote on the color (please don't vote for black.) Now before you ask: why did we abandon Kickstarter and jump to Indiegogo? Actually, we submitted this to Kickstarter and it was rejected! Something about us needing to explain that it was just a prototype and that they weren't sure we could handle such a complicated project. (Yeah, right.) We've always been frustrated their approval process anyway (it can take 12 hours or several...

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SP-Rack: standing tall; drip dry.

SP-Rack: standing tall; drip dry.

The Rack: combination processing stand and drying rack for the SP-445.

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The film holder saga continues: Rev 3

The film holder saga continues: Rev 3

Don't panic. We've already done enough of that for everyone. While inspecting the latest shipment of SP-445s, we found that many (in fact, almost all) of the film holders were "warped." Heck, let's just do a video: Film holder Rev 3. In case you skipped the video, here's the summary:We had asked the factory to reduce the "flash" present on the previous batch of film holders. They said they could fix it by adjusting the pressure in the molding process. Turns out that was a bad idea.The change in pressure caused the film holders to warp. We made two changes...

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