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    Good news from Ilford

    I'm surprised that this hasn't been reported here yet (apologies if it has!). But Tim Rudman on the pure-silver mailing list has recently reported some good news from Ilford. They are apparently planning on developing a new range of products for B&W, plus a new website, training and a workshop programme. New products coming soon (less than 6 months) include a lith developer and a range of toners. Tim Rudman reports that other products are "under wraps". Ilford are apparently keen to encourage darkroom work and not just pick up the pieces from rival companies.

    Sounds very encouraging indeed.

    Cheers

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    I'd heard new things were on the way, but didnt know what ... toners and lith eh? sounds like the future is going to be bright for ilford and it's users

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    I am so glad I switched over to Ilford film now! I am using Oriental paper but it seems now I will have to start using Ilford papers. Want to support them as they are supporting us!

    Excellent news!

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    I hope that one of the plans "under wraps" is to bring back their 220 films.

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    Good news indeed!

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    I was one of the few users of their 4x6 postcard paper. They discontinued that without warning and i think i'm the only one who cares. Gotta love the fp4 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chazzy
    I hope that one of the plans "under wraps" is to bring back their 220 films.
    I'll second that.

    David.

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    Interesting as it is, I can't help feeling that lith developers and toners can be obtained anywhere: it does not require high technical ability. Ilford should be concentrating on their core strengths that are not easily duplicated by other suppliers: film and paper coating and production. To this end, it would be more useful to reintroduce 220 film and LF and ULF in more sizes and emulsions as many here and elsewhere have asked.

    I for one would be happy to pay the extra to get 4x5 FP4, HP5, Delta etc. in a Readyload type package... I'll certainly be interested in any workshops they run.

    Cheers, Bob.

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    The obvious leap is lith developers mean Ilford will be selling papers that Lith well.

    220 would be nice.

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