The effort to save packfilm received a final response from Fujifilm since we last visited the story and it is not the one fans have been hopping for.
“… we cannot now change our decision. Thus, we respectfully decline your proposals. “
Doc’s acceptance of Fujifilms final decision has lead him to found the ANALOG PRODUCT INSTITUTE (API), with the stated goal of developing new approaches for making analog instant packfilm and creating a distribution network for this new analog film. There is still a lot of Fujifilm FP-100C on the market for reasonable prices at Amazon, B&H Photo, and Adorama; so if you hope to shoot packfilm in the future, it is time to stock up now, because new film might be significantly more expensive than what is currently on the market.
Further, the effort to save packfilm has grown beyond the initial savepackfilm initiative. Thanks to a reader tip, we are now aware that CatLABS claims they will stop at nothing to produce new packfilm; so two groups are now working toward the same goal. Maybe the death of Fujifilm FP-100C will lead to two alternative packfilm alternatives if photographers are lucky.