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Off to the airport? Here’s how to protect your instant film.

In some airports, new X-ray machines have been installed that use a higher dose of radiation. More radiation = less saturation.

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Radiation zaps all the saturation from your undeveloped instant film. The result? Washed-out, foggy photos, that have a pinkish hue.

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Every airport has different security measures and X-ray machines, so it’s best to play it safe. We recommend reaching out to their customer service team to get the lowdown on how to take instant film through security. If in doubt, keep your camera and undeveloped film in your carry-on bag, and ask for a hand check with the attendant instead to avoid the X-ray machine.

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