1970s Retro Instant Camera

ManMade Art's high-resolution prints are crafted to museum-quality standards on heavyweight, premium lustre photo paper with UV-protected inks. The pairing of brilliant inks and semi-gloss paper delivers exceptional reproduction quality and decades of durability.

Custom sizes or materials are available by special order. Contact us for details.

Available Framed*

1970s Retro Instant Camera 1970s Retro Instant Camera
Frame *(Not Sold Separately) Frame *(Not Sold Separately)
Subtotal: $129

Our '1970s Retro Instant Camera' print takes you back to the time when instant cameras were a hit because they offered immediate fun. It wasn't about image quality—it was about capturing the moment. As cameras and film quality improved, people tired of the poor image quality. By the 1990s, instant cameras faded away. Ironically, with the advent of social media and instant image sharing, they've made a comeback as party favourites and once again you'll find spinoffs of the Polaroid popping up.

The inspiration behind our 1970s Retro Instant Camera Art Print

This print is a nod to the golden era of the instant camera. It's kind of ironic that the low-quality instant cameras of the 1970s were largely responsible for piquing my interest in photography. It was cool to see my shots develop before my eyes. But I soon tired of the dingy and muddy prints and moved on to SLR cameras and 35mm film.  

If you're a photography buff or collector or eclectic art, this print makes a great addition to your collection or home decor.

Design Features

  • A clever take on the instant camera combining an image from the first Star Wars movie
  • Simple, minimalist design that will stand the test of time
    Paper & Inks

    Paper and ink qualities

    Our prints feature high resolution, detailed images which we reproduce using high quality, archival UV protected inks and our carefully selected satin photo paper. The inks promise unparalleled colour brilliance. Our paper is durable with a low glare finish that promises the best reproduction performance.

    Custom orders are available on gloss, canvas or other materials by special order only.


    Heavy 11 mil base  |  Neutral white  |  Millions of colours   |  Medium water resistance*  |  200 year fade resistance 

    * Inks are resistant to clean water spills. Dab spills with a clean, soft, absorbent cloth immediately. Non-clear liquids will immediately and permanently stain the surface.

    Actual appearance versus Website appearance

    When you view our prints online, they can look different on each computer, tablet or phone you view them from. Technology differences are beyond our control, meaning we cannot absolutely guarantee what you view online and what you receive will appear exactly as you expected. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Frames are NOT sold separately (only purchased WITH prints)

    Framing made easy (and affordable)

    We hear it all the time... people love to buy art but often decide against it because the cost of framing is an extra expensive. Not at ManMade Art. We founded our store on the principle that high-quality art should be affordable too. Making art accessible to everyone is a core philosophy that we continue to live by and those principles extend to offering you quality framing at a reasonable price. 

    ManMade Art's custom-made, gallery-style frames are made in Canada and include materials 100% sourced from Canadian businesses.

    Choose from two designer finishes

    We make buying art simple. Some of our prints are uniquely-sized and you may it hard to challenging find a frame that fits. Ordering your items in frames solves that problem AND ensures you unwrap your order ready to hang! Choose from matte black lacquer or laminated driftwood finishes crafted from solid wood material.

    Thick acrylic glazing

    Each order is framed behind acrylic, also known as 'plexiglass. Using acrylic ensures your order reaches you safely and unbroken. Acrylic has the same, if not higher, optical clarity as glass. And, unlike big-box store frames that typically use paper-thin acrylic, our glazing is 2mm thick—equal to the thickness of standard framing glass or roughly the thickness of two dimes. 

    ManMade to Order (and hang)

    Every order is installed in its frame with sturdy, rigid framing points and sealed with an acid-free backing sheet that protects your art from infiltrating dust and insects. Combined with a sawtooth hanger and silicone bumpers, your piece will hang perfectly without marking or discolouring your walls.

    Product Dimensions

    This size guide helps you to find out the exact outer measurements of all ManMade Art prints and frames available in our store.

    Format Specified Size Print Size (Trimmed) Outer Frame Size
    Rectangular 11" x 14" 11" x 14" 12.5" x 15.5"
    16" x 20" 16" x 20" 17.5" 21.5"
    Square 12.5"x12.5" 12.5"x12.5" 14" x 14"
    16" x 16" 16" x 16" 17.5" x 17.5"
    Panoramic 10" x 27.5" 10" x 27.5" 11.5" x 29"

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    Order any item over $100 or combination of items totalling $100 or more and get free shipping anywhere in continental North America. 

    Standard Canadian and US shipping rates

    Orders of 1 item or under $100 ship anywhere in Canada for a flat rate of $9, or the anywhere in the continental US for $12. 

    Delivery Time

    Please allow us 1–3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) to process, print, frame and package your order. Shipping times vary depending on your location, however, most orders reach their destination in 1-3 business days.

    Pre-inspection before shipping

    We stand by our products. Each print and frame is inspected for printing defects or damages as it is packaged for shipping. We will not ship prints or framed art we would not be proud to hang on our walls.  

    Damaged in transit

    All orders are carefully packaged in sturdy cardboard containers to protect them from the normal rigours of shipping. If your package arrives damaged, please keep the original packaging and send us photos. We'll get a replacement to you, but we can't process a replacement without seeing the damage first.

    Packaging care and materials

    Every ManMade Art order leaves our studio in packaging custom made for our products, ensuring it arrives in excellent condition. Unfortunately, accidents can happen in transit. If your order arrives damaged, we will replace it. We only ask that you provide photos of the packaging and item damages so we can assess what happened during shipping. 

    Shipping policy and terms

    Please double-check your shipping address and ensure it can be received at your specified address (residence or business). If, for some reason, delivery is denied to the correct address, fear not, we will help you find your order. If we give the shipper the wrong delivery address, we will pay for any extra shipping charges associated with the error. If it is hopelessly lost for reasons beyond our control, unfortunately, we'll have to share the new shipping costs based on our standard rates. Repeat free shipping is a one-time offer not available in these situations.