Satisfactory news from IlfordPhoto

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by MartinP, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. MartinP

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    Thank you for the link. Excellent news indeed!
     
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    Nice to hear!
     
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    A perfect demonstration of why privately held corporations are vastly preferable to those that are publicly traded. "Wall Street" would have denigrated those results as "not enough growth" and punished HARMAN's stock price. Fortunately, it has no purview! :D

    Congratulations to Simon and all his colleagues at HARMAN for their successful diversification strategy as well as love of / commitment to silver halide imaging.
     
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    Wonderful news!!! There is only one non-Ilford product that I use (Kodak's Kodafix) and that will be changing with my next fixer order.
     
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    Great news. Any idea what this statement might entail? “We have many things due to be launched in 2013 and are very excited about the future.”
     
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    Great answer to those who ask "Do they still manifacture rolls ?......"
     
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    FP4+ sheets in 11x14 as a stock item in US retailers.

    Or in 14x11 inches.
     
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    Yeah, great news!
     
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    I hope it includes a B&W true infrared film. Infrared is just...wow...
     
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    Yeah, I'm very intrigued now ....
     
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    I certanly am glad that they are doing well. I'll continue to use mostly their products.
     
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    Congratulations to Ilford.
     
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    Maybe they will have color negative and positive film? :whistling:
     
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    Good news indeed.
     
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    Looks like a lot of diversification into non-photographic areas. Good strategy for the longevity of Ilford if/when the decline of demand for B&W film/paper outstrips their market-share gains.
     
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    10% profit is quite healthy for any company.
     
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    Interesting contrast with Kodak. I think the reason that Ilford is successful is that they are the right size for the market. Kodak is simply too big to support the sales they can realistically expect from film. Ilford is the right size and their market is no longer contracting (I think!). Kodak sales, with their reliance on movie film, will likely continue to shrink. I suspect that for films like Tri-x and Tmax to survive, the Kodak film group will need to be much closer to the size of Ilford to be viable long term......a tough pill to swallow unless the division is sold.
     
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    Good news Ilford, don't expand the product line to every whim, keep the product line tight and you will stay in business.
     
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    I hope I'm not being too maudlin, or naive, but here goes: Ilford seem to try to make a few good products, release it in the market, and say "we think it's good, now buy it on its merits or don't." People who are serious about high quality and fair market competition on that basis respect that. So no wonder that it's working out well! Kodak always seemed to have a gimmick or a razor and blade strategy (offer at a loss cameras in yet another new film format, to rope you into buying their film). Plus Ilford are just refreshing compared to all the other companies on Earth right now selling you (a) things you don't want bundled with what you do; or (b) what you want but in package 18 times the size you need so you essentially prepay them and incur the inventory carrying cost; or (c) only low-quality goods made in sweat shops even if you're able and willing to buy a high-quality product. Yes I know it's not fair to compare Ilford (selling to almost entirely hobbyists, often wealthy) to telecoms companies or Ikea who have to serve the entire public. But I've done it nevertheless! :D Anyway, go Ilford!
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    Or overhyped products that are the gee-whiz-wowee thing until the next one they bring out in a year or two.
     
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    Way to go, Ilford!
    Perez should be forced to look at what Ilford is doing, look at their P&L statement, then taken out back and spanked.
     
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    Celebrated the good news with a purchase of 4 boxes of 8x10 FP4. Just trying to do my part.

    Roger


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    I predict ilford will end up buying Kodak for its color division, and discontinue all lines except tri-x and ektar and rebrand them as ilf-x and ektil-CN :wink: MAYBE portril.. %-0


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    No chance.