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    Product Discontinuation Notice From HARMAN technology Limited :

    Dear Apugger,

    Please be advised that we are ceasing production of KENTMERE Fineprint VC FB ( Variable Contrast Fibre Base ).
    This product is only available in GLOSS.

    The coated volumes of this product have seriously declined to the point it would be un-economic to keep it in production. The product at present remains in stock at the factory, at distributors and in re-sellers, should you use and value this product we apologise on its withdrawal and recommend that should you wish to secure some product you do so at the earliest opportunity.

    No other KENTMERE product is affected.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology LImited :

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    Simon, so the only product from the 'old' Kentmere still in production is VC SELECT?

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    Of course, I find an affordable paper I LOVE and poof, it's gone! DAMN IT!
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    Miha, more Kentmere papers are listed on their web site.
    I hope there will be an update with the above news soon.

    http://www.kentmere.co.uk/products/p...e+Photo+Papers

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    Ok.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    ...Please be advised that we are ceasing production of KENTMERE Fineprint VC FB ( Variable Contrast Fibre Base ).
    This product is only available in GLOSS....
    OK, first, to be completely clear, are you saying that the only version still available was glossy and that's discontinued? Or, as the Kentmere Web page for papers indicates


    that there's also a Finegrain surface and that's what's discontinued?

    Second, in another thread, we had this exchange:

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    Has anyone figured out the code that HARMAN uses for Kentmere Fineprint? On a package just received, in addition to the CAT 6006549 number, there's a six-digit code on the label (332415) as well as, in the bottom right corner, another series that reads 13504705 F08. Inquiring mind wants to know.
    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    I will find out

    Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
    Does this thread explain why you haven't gotten back with the answer in that one? Also, was it my question that prompted the discontinuation?

    Oh well, I probably just bought my first and last package of Kentmere Fineprint FB. At least you've announced its discontinuation before I set up the temporarily-converted-bathroom-darkroom next week and try printing on it. Money wasted but not time.

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    Hi Sal,

    It was'nt your question that priompted the notice....no

    KENTMERE VC Select / KENTHENE & BROMIDE* are all still available. *BROMIDE has been on 'run down' for some time.

    Regards Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited.

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    Does "run down" mean that the last batch has been produced and you are only clearing out the inventory.
    Or does "run down" mean that there are less orders and you are making batches less often?

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    Well rats, I started using Kentmere Fineprint VC in early 2010 because I liked the tone it gave with rapid selenium toner (diluted 1 = 8.75) compared to what I got with Ilford Multigrade IV.
    David

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    Hey, Simon! Good to hear from you here at APUG!

    Thank you for all the GREAT film and paper from Ilford and Kentmere!

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