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

From: Susan Huber ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/16/05-08:29:35 AM Z
Message-id: <002601c58a12$cb120f50$b09dc8cf@ownereb7xeo44n>

  That is exactly what the camera store told me (the camera store is the biggest chain of stores in Canada). They said the smaller companies will do well to cater to a more specialized market, for an increase price... which is all right with me!
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    Indeed, Kodak probably could maintain the black and white materials division - even if it ran at a loss - it just chooses not to. But one of the aspects of this will most certainly be a loss of any "cachet" that Kodak has in terms of a "fine art" association to its products. Kodak has always seemed to be pursuing the consumer end of the market while trying to cloak itself in a "fine art" mantle which, I guess, made it look more attractive to the mass-market that it was catering to. Oh well...I do side with those who feel that some of the other smaller companies will take up the slack and fortify or expand their product lines. Producing silver based materials in Europe is probably a more viable business than it is in the US right now.



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