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    Oriental G Discontinued per Freestyle

    Today I ordered paper and supplies from Freestyle. The new price for Galerie, G3, 11x14, 50 sheets is $160.00. I asked about Oriental G as an alternative. The Freestyle rep said Oriental papers were recently discontinued by the manufacturer. We still have good papers but it is getting more expensive.
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    Be glad we're not buying ink jet ink for our prints. I just dropped $60 for some for my office "all in one" printer! Kills me.

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    The cost of ink is precisely why I don't print photos at home unless they're part of a DVD cover I'm making for home movies. It's cheaper to have a lab do it than it is to do it myself on an inkjet. Better quality, too. I have a friend who prints his photos at home on his printer and he's always complaining about having to go buy ink for it. I keep telling him its better to have it printed somewhere else - even at a one-hour lab.

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    All Oriental papers are discontinued?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteZ8 View Post
    All Oriental papers are discontinued?
    This link indicates that the graded paper is discontinued, as well as some others: http://www.orientalphoto.co.jp/engli...cts/index.html
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    Ilford papers are among the most expensive. I'm not sure why graded is often more than VC but just glad I use VC. Still, three bucks a sheet for 11x14 ain't THAT bad. I'm paying just over $2 a sheet for the Adox MCC I use, and the same $3 a sheet for MGWT FB. The latter is a bit easier to swallow since it comes in 10 sheet boxes, and I don't use that much 11x14.

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    Well, there's another box of white gold in my freezer...that rather sucks. I actually used that quite a bit.

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    Hi Roger,

    I can explain: Graded papers either in RC or in FB are coated and made ( and sold ) in much, much lower quantities than Variable Contrast products. Exactly the same principles apply to their manufacture and sale as to why people buy VC, we have higher wastage as a percentage of coated product and we have to hold more inventory for longer and that is reflected in a higher cost per m2. GALERIE is somewhat 'special' anyway due to silver content.

    Our philosophy is very clear, that we will continue to make these graded products available to the market, but they are higher price product ranges.

    Thank you for buying and valuing ILFORD Photo products.

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    Sorry to hear about Oriental papers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Hi Roger,

    I can explain: Graded papers either in RC or in FB are coated and made ( and sold ) in much, much lower quantities than Variable Contrast products. Exactly the same principles apply to their manufacture and sale as to why people buy VC, we have higher wastage as a percentage of coated product and we have to hold more inventory for longer and that is reflected in a higher cost per m2. GALERIE is somewhat 'special' anyway due to silver content.

    Our philosophy is very clear, that we will continue to make these graded products available to the market, but they are higher price product ranges.

    Thank you for buying and valuing ILFORD Photo products.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
    Figured as much, but wasn't sure if that alone could explain it.

    I do appreciate Ilford and like your products very much. Until recently I wasn't much for warm tones but have been on a warm tone kick of late and have used MGWT probably 2:1 over the MCC 110 I also use, in spite of the fact the MCC 110 is considerably less expensive. Within reason I use what I like the best, not what's cheapest. I feel like I have to say "within reason" because a paper that cost, say, $10 per sheet of 8x10 I would not use, no matter how good it was. But I'm certainly willing to pay a little more for something I like.

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