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    Full Plate Film Holders - Market Response Please

    It seems as though numerous responses to my previous thread, have ONCE AGIAN shown considerable interest in the Full Plate format, but they are diluting the intent of that thread. I'm posting this new thread to better keep tabs on the two different potential products. If in fact there is a reasonable demand, then for costing reasons, tooling for both Full Plate and 5x7's at the same time creates a much more viable manufacturing scenario from my perspective.

    So the big question is, can I please have a hand count... I'm looking for hard numbers. How many people are wanting to purchase how many Full Plate Film holders? Like the 5x7's, these would be in every way comparable to Toyo film holders (quality wise) other than for same three aspects...

    1. They would carry the Fotoman brand name
    2. The dark slide would be stainless steel (like in a Horseman RF holder)
    3. The pricing would be more attractive

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    I would be up for a half-dozen full-plate holders initially, and at a later date, probably another half-dozen, maybe more.

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    Assuming they match the Lotus whole plate holder specifications I've described here http://www.apug.org/forums/440117-post16.html, don't STINK like recent production Toyo holders do and cost less than a Toyo 8x10 holder, I'll take a dozen.

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    I'd be down for a few full plate holders myself. Keep us all posted!

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    I'm interested too! Thank you for your effort!

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    Everyone -- Paul asked for hard numbers. How many would you purchase???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    Everyone -- Paul asked for hard numbers. How many would you purchase???
    I'll second Sal's point. Fotoman can't do it unless they have a pretty solid commitment to a quantity that will be profitable. Even if it's only two or three, if you can commit to a specific number it will really help.

    To repeat my comment from the LFF, I'll take at least six.

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    I'm poor and probably won't be able to afford any, but I'd sell something and buy six. After all, when's the next time I'll be able to get them made new?

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    I can use at least 3. How much would they be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Vic View Post
    I can use at least 3. How much would they be?
    Obviously that will depend on how many we can run. I'm hoping to get enough response to make an intial run of 200 pieces. If this happens, pricing will be in the $60 range.

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