Hello, Some friends and I are thinking about getting a "collective" private lab together for ourselves. It would not be a rental darkroom, as we don't actually want to run a business. It would just be a place for us to come and print, for which we would share costs. I have a Kreonite Pro Mate. To get started, I need to pick up some color enlargers (2-4 4x5 enlargers would be ideal to start), get the Kreonite checked out by a service person, get a water panel for it, get the space for it, and build an isolation room for each enlarger. A project, for sure. However, my little group of friends may be interested enough to make it happen in the next few years or so, as we are at our wits end dealing with the costs of lab work and rental darkrooms now that we no longer have access to the school darkroom. We like to do it all ourselves, as well. We shall see about this, but I would like to get some information on a good source for Kodak RA chemicals at a good price. Buying them from a retailer like Freestyle is very expensive, and they don't even carry the Kodak brand. I suppose Fuji chemicals would work just as well, but if not, I am interested to hear the details. I am also curious as to whether or not there is an RA process that consists of separate bleach and fix steps, rather than using a blix. The first step would be getting 4x5 color neg printing up and running. Next step, if this is successful, would be adding black and white printing. Then, it would be getting a color film processing setup together; probably a Jobo machine that takes Expert Drums. There are probably 6-8 people in the group who will be staying local and continuing to shoot film (mostly 4x5 and medium format color neg). If it all goes down as planned, I am thinking that we will all coordinate to do all our printing during the same few days each month, so that the machine does not have to be constantly filled with chemicals that will mostly just oxidize. Any thoughts on my best bet for scoring a good deal on RA chems in quantities suitable for a 24-inch Kreonite?