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    ILFOMAR : when did they stop making it?

    I was given a half-full box of Ilfomar, which is marked "64 B 83 01", and I'm surprised after my first tests. I used it to contact print a pinhole negative, and I got a nice image...

    Even if my paper expired 30 years ago, this seems quite a long time, provided it was not stored on a proper place (it stayed in the closet of some club for years)
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    It was dropped in the late1970's but WT papers of that era had cadmium in the emulsion which gave them far better longevity. Most compaies stopped using Cadmium in the 80's but laxer US laws meant Kodak made Ektalure with Cadmium for much longer.

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    I will cut off my small left toe if Simon Galley starts producing this paper in its original form again.

    I loved that paper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    I will cut off my small left toe if Simon Galley starts producing this paper in its original form again.

    I loved that paper.
    From my limited tests with it, I'd be very happy to buy some new.
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    Dear Bob,

    You can keep your toe!....

    Simon ILFORD photo / HARMAN tcehnology Limited :

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    Simon

    They are doing such great work with Robotics these days , I will even offer up my right pinkie.

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    I'll see your right pinkie and raise you a kidney

    I love my little boxes of Ilfomar.

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    I love the paper , but now you are talking body organs , this old frame of mine needs all the internal plumbing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    I'll see your right pinkie and raise you a kidney

    I love my little boxes of Ilfomar.

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    Given that I can spare the internal organs, but can't afford postage for affordable paper from the U.S. (it's NOT affordable here even before P&H), maybe we could work something out?

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    Maybe Simon will accept a finger from me and a kidney from you.

    You know those British kidney pies and all , maybe it will start a trend.

    Quote Originally Posted by Molli View Post
    Given that I can spare the internal organs, but can't afford postage for affordable paper from the U.S. (it's NOT affordable here even before P&H), maybe we could work something out?

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