Kodak does it again?

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Greg \_\, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    I have an unconfirmed report Kodak has discontinued 16x20 and other
    large size cut color RA paper. Anybody know for sure?
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 18, 2006
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    Mike Guest

    I find that hard to believe given that RA4 is used for digital printing.
     
    Mike, Jul 18, 2006
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  3. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    I hope you are right, but digital involves rolls only. That means yes
    you can get the paper but you"ll have to cut yourself & the paper will
    curl.
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 18, 2006
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  4. The rumour is for '_cut_ color paper'.

    Digital printers use rolls of paper. Heck, so do drugstore
    printers and Eseco easels.

    I have no idea if the rumour is true, but it sounds
    logical for Kodak to discontinue large sheet RA4.

    "If you keep buying it, we will keep making it"
    Kodak Rep @ Large Format Conference

    Which also reads:

    "If you are not going to buy it, we are not going to make it"
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 18, 2006
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  5. Easy enough to confirm or deny, call Kodak customer
    service at (in the US) 1 800 242 2424 extension 19
    (professional products group).
     
    Richard Knoppow, Jul 18, 2006
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  6. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Should have thought to do so. Thanks!
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 19, 2006
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  7. Greg \_\

    John Guest

    It does ? Glad I'm not printing color anymore ! Hmmm, I guess the labs
    are just going to have to scan my 6X7 negs to print to RA4.
    Yeah right ! Elktalure ? Elite ? Tech Pan ? Verichrome Pan ?
    Kodabromide ?

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    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster
    Legacy-photo.com - Xs750.net
     
    John, Jul 19, 2006
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  8. So who was buying this stuff in viable quantities? Wasn't
    me.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 19, 2006
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  9. Greg \_\

    John Guest

    Viable quantities ? All it takes is a market broad enough for minimal
    diffused usage. But then if you market something as "The Next Big
    Thing", as Kodak has with digital imaging, then people are going to go
    where the marketers lead them. That's why marketing has a job and
    usually huge budgets. And marketing is just a tool for the bean
    counters to steer in higher profits. Of course none of this has
    anything to do with making sure that the customer is receiving a good
    product.

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    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster
    Legacy-photo.com - Xs750.net
     
    John, Jul 19, 2006
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  10. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Damn, straight through the goal posts!
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 19, 2006
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  11. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Called Kodak per Richard K's advice....product support specialist
    had no indications they are discontinuing the the product. I am thinking
    I'll still buy a truck load to make sure I have some. About two years ago
    I bought over 600 on Ilford film and still have lots. Seems like I have
    more film and less time :^(
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 19, 2006
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  12. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Variable contrast paper killed grade papers in the late 1980's that was
    Regan's fault, The EPA killed Ektalure or gave EK a reason to cease it
    during the late 1990's that was Clinton's fault (actually cheaper
    imports that did not have the same restrictions did -won't mention any
    names) Techpan - died by default niche film. Verichrome???? who actually
    shot this? Kodabromide......a nice through back to George Eastman's days
    we know what he decided hopefully this American Co won't chose a similar
    demise.

    I guess the final question how many American does EK employ?
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 20, 2006
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  13. Greg \_\

    Lloyd Erlick Guest


    July 22, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    This is pretty much on target, too ...

    "...people are going to go
    where the marketers lead them."
     
    Lloyd Erlick, Jul 22, 2006
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  14. Of course none of this has
    You can lead a horse to water, you can't
    make him drink.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Jul 22, 2006
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  15. Greg \_\

    John Guest

    But when the pond is full of "Kool Aid", who can resist ? !!!!

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    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster
    Legacy-photo.com - Xs750.net
     
    John, Jul 22, 2006
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  16. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    I've got some silk purses made from sow's ears if your buying.
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 23, 2006
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  17. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    You can lead a horse to water, you can't
    make him drink.[/QUOTE]

    More like you can't stop them, I've heard "stories of horses drinking
    themselves to death"
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 23, 2006
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  18. Greg \_\

    Greg \_\ Guest

    Not I said Jim Jones.
     
    Greg \_\, Jul 23, 2006
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  19. Nicholas O. Lindan spake thus:
    Harrumph. The correct saying, of course, is "You can lead a horse to
    water, but you can never make him eat a bit."


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    David Nebenzahl, Jul 23, 2006
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  20. Nicholas O. Lindan spake thus:
    Harrumph. The correct saying, of course, is "You can lead a horse to
    water, but you can never make him eat a bit."


    --
    I think someone should unplug the entire Internet and let us start
    all over again. This time, make sure that Sergey Brin, Larry Page,
    Jimmy Wales, and any admins from Wikipedia are not allowed to play,
    by order of the U.N. Security Council or whatever.

    - Daniel Brandt, on Wikipedia Review (http://wikipediareview.com)
     
    David Nebenzahl, Jul 23, 2006
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