Re: Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued?

From: SteveS ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 06/15/05-06:29:10 PM Z
Message-id: <007101c5720a$6b21bde0$4802280a@VALUED65BAD02C>

You know AP or Associated Press is a 'collective news service' with
contributors from subscribing organs, re: journals, newspapers, magazines,
radio and tv stations.

There is no way Robert M. is a reliable source. BUT! I may well call Kodak
... gee, as if no one on this list has ever thought of that. And . . . I
shall get back to you all.

:)

BTW Michael Smith responded about Azo being on the quits. "No." was his
reply.

Steve Shapiro
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Schmitz" <gws1@columbia.edu>
To: <alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: Kodak B&W Paper Discontinued?

>
> Kodak to Discontinue Black-And-White Paper 05:45 PM
> ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Ending a century-old tradition, Eastman Kodak
> Co. will soon stop making black-and-white photographic paper, a niche
> product for fine-art photographers and hobbyists that is rapidly being
> supplanted by digital-imaging systems. AP
>
> http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/K/KODAK_PAPER?SITE=WIFON&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
>
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2005, Robert M wrote:
>
>>> Does any one know anything about this? Is this for just this company
>>> or
>>> they are just no longer making all Black and White Papers?
>>>
>>> MEMO
>>> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 11:03 AM
>>> Subject: Kodak B/W Paper Discontinued
>>>
>>>
>>> It was announced today(June 15) that Kodak has discontinued all Black
>>> and
>>> White papers including RC, Fiber, Digital, Azo, Vprint, Panalure and
>> Portra
>>> Black and White/Sepia. Most stock will be available through the end of
>>> 2005.
>>>
>>> I wanted you to know that Diversified Photo Supply will continue to
>>> stock
>>> both RC and Fiber based Black and White papers in the following brands:
>>> Agfa, Mitsubishi Gekko and Ilford. Please email or call if you would
>> likee
>>> price quotes on any of these papers. Also you can continue to order the
>>> Kodak brand through us while supplies last at Kodak.
>>
>>
>> Earlier, someone posted they had inside information and declined to say
>> who.
>> I will believe it when Kodak announces it; "reliable" inside sources are
>> often less than reliable. I remember when a reliable source told me all
>> Harley-Davidson production is moving to Korea. Ain't happened yet.
>>
>>
>> If history has taught us anything, it is this: big news like this would
>> have
>> been released long before "Diversified Photo" announces it tied to an
>> announcement for their products or someone posted it is true on this
>> list.
>> This decision would be a big one and we would have seen evidence and
>> rumors
>> of Kodak's (supposed) move before now.
>>
>>
>> Decisions like this are not made lightly. Certainly, the decision to
>> discontinue manufacturing papers is one such decision. Info always leaks.
>>
>>
>> If it were true, (and I am not saying it is not true, by the way)
>> someone
>> would have known long before this apparent release and I will not believe
>> some press release/memo from "Diversified Photo" forwarded by someone
>> to a
>> mailing list and "confirmed" by someone with inside information.
>>
>>
>> According to one poster, it is reliable inside info. In my view, it is
>> just
>> a rumor and until we know who made the statement, we can largely dismiss
>> it.
>> According to the above memo, Kodak has (apparently) announced it. I
>> prefer
>> to wait until Kodak officially announces it. Again, I am NOT saying it
>> is
>> not true.
>>
>>
>> Bob
>>
>>
>
>
Received on Wed Jun 15 18:29:29 2005

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