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Vivitar Instant Slide Printer

How do I insert the film pack into the Vivitar Printer? I opened the top and slide the film pack into place with the black paper facing upward. What and how do I get the film to the roller? I've never worked with pull apart film before. Thanks

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I asked a friend who has used a Land camera how to insert the film.

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