RE: No strong to survive....

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/26/04-09:34:06 PM Z
Message-id: <a0602042bbd7d39229414@[192.168.2.2]>

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>
>I think the real losers are those shooting U.L.F., like Sandy K and
>all the 11X14 and 8X10 film shooters. That's where I see the near
>future with no rays of sunshine... ever again.
>
>As a teacher of alt-process, the excitement is in the control of the
>printing stage. I see nothing really revolutionary, beyond enlarged
>digital negs. That's the main area of new development; that's what
>continues to excite me about this list. We are a tangible part of this
>"history."
>
>-Darryl
>

Actually I believe 8X10 and ULF will be around as long as sheet film
of any kind is being made. Sheet film is going to be for sure a niche
market at some point in the near future, but as long as anyone
anywhere is actually making sheet film the extra trouble of getting
it cut into 8X10 and ULF sizes should not be a problem. The stuff is
coated on rolls about a meter wide and from there cutting it to
whatever size people want is not much of an issue.

We are actually already seeing this done for the niche market by
companies in Huyngary, Slovenia, and China appears to be getting
there as well.

Sandy
Received on Sun Sep 26 21:34:30 2004

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