Tech Pan RIP - What will happen to Stouffer's Test wedges?

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  1. clay

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    Anyone notice that all of the Stouffer's step tablets are made on Kodak Tech Pan? Sure hope those guys are stocking up on the film now.
     
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    How did you determine that? All the ones I have had were on a heavier base than that of Tech Pan and had no edge markings.
     
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    The one I bought (4x5) directly from Stouffer was, if i remember correctly, in a recycled Ilford packaging of some sort (maybe Ortho?)
     
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    Same here, I received some step wedges in a Ilford Ortho box. I'm fairly sure that that's the film they are using to make the step wedges.


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    My wedges have Tech Pan labels along the edge (TP) Maybe they can use Ilford ortho too. I hope so. Maybe they saw this coming a while back and switched films. My step wedges are at least 4 years old - but definitely made from Tech Pan.
     
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    All current Stouffer transmission step wedges are made on Ilford Ortho Film base processed in Phenisol.

    Sandy