I think we should reward Ilford/Harman for their show of support - by supporting THEM, unconditionally... and choosing to use Ilford products in place of another, when faced with a decision between that - and an competing product, even though, under certain conditions, that product might be just a little less expensive. In doing this, we are ensuring the availability of quality products in the future. I think Mr. Galley's gesture is really worthy of our support. What do you think?
Just a quick note to say the orders have arrived from the US and UK, they have improved significantly ( but as an FYI still less than 50% of last year ) so many thanks to all who ordered, and many thanks to anyone who upped their order, I will keep you informed of mnfc progress. I am holiday next week, so nothing before week after next.
Once again thank you for ordering and valuing ILFORD photo products
Personally finding this news a little disappointing to hear - hope the guys at Ilford Harmon don't feel that too. Hope the 50% is rectifiable for next year. Also hope this is a blip rather than a trend.
I suspect this will be the blip, not the trend, because folks last year probably ordered far more than they expected to need, not knowing how often or in what quantity Ilford would be cutting their specific sizes. Now that this will be an annual event, and Ilford has committed to cutting their size regardless of pre-order quantity, I would think orders should be up next year as folks work through their overstock.