RE:Just the facts, Ma'am, Just the facts... Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued

From: [email protected]
Date: 07/13/05-10:24:53 AM Z
Message-id: <1121271893.42d54055a9c57@newwebmail.wt.net>

More google detritus:

http://www.phmcg.org.uk/downloads/harris_photopapers.htm

Schoeller in Germany! This whole thing is sort of checking out.

Eeyore III
Quoting wcharmon@wt.net:

> Curiosity combined with google allowed me to at least verify part of this
> speculation:
>
> http://www.silverprint.co.uk/info/yespap.html
>
> Check out the subsection entitled base paper.
>
> Are we 'whistling past the graveyard' for factory silver paper?
> Quoting wcharmon@wt.net:
>
> > Quoting BOB KISS <bobkiss@caribsurf.com>:
> >
> > > DEAR LIST,
> > > Let's examine the evidence:
> > > 1) Michael and Paula have not only stocked AZO...they are contracting
> with
> > a
> > > manufacturer to produce a top quality chloride contact paper to replace
> > it!
> > > 2) Kentmere has introduced their own fine art silver/gelatin papers and
> > are
> > > doing a BIG advertising push. All this while we are hearing of
> implosions
> > > from Kodak, Ilford, etc., etc!
> >
> > I had an interesting phone conversation this morning about the paper
> > situation
> > in general. Now admittedly, this is third hand information, so please
> chime
> > in
> > if you have some actual knowledge or expertise in this area.
> >
> > The gist of the conversation was that currently there is only one
> > manufacturing plant in Germany that is coating the baryta on the paper
> stock
> >
> > that ALL the paper manufacturers send them for getting their paper base
> which
> >
> > they then coat with their particular proprietary gelatin emulsions.
> > Supposedly, this plant is operating only 1 of 9 lines a few times a month.
> > And
> > when they decide that this business is just not much of a business, then
> > POOF!
> > no more factory paper, even if a manufacturer would like to make it. In
> other
> >
> > words, the critical factor may have less to do with the market optimism of
> > any
> > given photo paper maker than with the fate of this baryta coating
> operation.
> >
> > Again, this may belong in the urban legend category, but its provenance is
>
> > from someone who is very technically astute and very close to the
> goings-on
> > in
> > Rochester.
> >
> > I dunno, something to ponder for sure. And if paper disappears, will there
> be
> >
> > any reason to continue making film?
> >
> >
> > Interesting times,
> >
> > Eeyore
> >
>
>
>
>
Received on Wed Jul 13 10:25:11 2005

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