I would have no fears that it will be confined to the U.K. It just wouldn't make sense. However I am equally sure that until distribution is in place and lford is sure of it working properly then it will not be launched elsewhere. Better not to risk customer frustration and disappointment by announcing European/ U.S./Worldwide distribution until you are sure that it will go smoothly.
For anyone who is interested, some types of the Fotokemika Efke Positive paper (RC matte in all sizes, and RC glossy in 8x10 only, no FB) are still in the Freestyle catalog (page 13), and for about half the price of the paper at Harman direct ($26 for 10 sheets of 11x14 as opposed to £22, not to mention shipping differences).
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