Re: RE:Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued? News from Ilford at least...

From: Susan Huber ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/16/05-08:30:20 AM Z
Message-id: <002b01c58a12$e5793ee0$b09dc8cf@ownereb7xeo44n>

  Thanks for the information.
  Susan
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: "Susan Huber" <shuber@ssisland.com>
  To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
  Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 5:18 AM
  Subject: Re: RE:Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued? News from Ilford at least...

> Hi Greg, I was told that Ilford would have to reorganize its many
> divisions to make a profit and to continue the fine films due to the
company
> was not not charging enough for some products and that is what they
indeed
> have done to continue production. I don't paying for more if the
> organization would keep on producing. According to those in the
industry,
> Canadians still but the most film amongst the G8 countries...
> It is too bad that Kdak went on a eliminate the competition spree in
the
> late 1990s' and the 2000s'
> Susan
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Greg Schmitz" <gws1@columbia.edu>
> To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 6:36 AM
> Subject: RE:Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued? News from Ilford at least...
>
>
> >
> > > The black and white division of Ilford is back full force, and
making
> > > a commitment to continuing to provide chemistry, paper and film
> > > for future generations of traditional photographers. They are
also
> > > putting forth a major research and development effort to continue
> > > to develop new products of interest to serious black and white
> > > photographers.
> >
> >
> > Kodak could do the same thing if it wanted to and it wouldn't even
be
> > a blip on its' balance sheet. It (Kodak) could easily open a
> > specialty branch to cater to its' old (pre-1970) base. But, I
> > suspect, being the rather large bulky (read as not very creative)
> > company that it has become Kodak will plunder/blunder ahead
concerned
> > only with huge profits no matter how derived. The goodwill and
public
> > image that Kodak could generate with a "specialty spinoff" producing
> > high quality B&W products would be tremendous. And folks, please
> > don't think that it would have to make a profit - no "bottom line"
> > stuff please; they could run it at a loss. Many large corporations
> > give huge sums of money away on a regular basis in order to shore up
> > their public image.
> >
> > -greg schmitz
> >
>
>

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