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    Bad News About Ilford

    Ilfords traditional photo sales are down and looking for a suitor.
    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/bu...s_closure.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldatwork
    Ilfords traditional photo sales are down and looking for a suitor.
    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/bu...s_closure.html
    We've all been hoping Ilford were the good guys who would hang in there after the great yellow father heads to the showers. Guess not.

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    Ouch! This is a sad day in my book

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    It is not tradition that secures the survival of our craft, its the craft that secures the survival of our traditions.

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    Mmmm, a sad day indeed. Lets hope someone steps in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldatwork
    Ilfords traditional photo sales are down and looking for a suitor.
    http://www.manchesteronline.co.uk/bu...s_closure.html
    Jand C, here I come! Sadly I get the feeling this will also affect photowarehouse film.

    OTOH, I dont know why anybody is surprised. I pointed this out a few months back in another thread. The moment they changed the name Ilford "gallerie" from a traditional paper to a digital paper, their intention was very clear regardless of what the suits said to the public.

    It will be interesting to see who buys it, who knows maybe someone who will want to make ULF film as well as different sizes film will do so, and this in fact might be a blessing for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorge
    Jand C, here I come!
    You won't regret it Jorge.
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    F%$K!
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    F%$K!
    Double F%$k I'm just getting the hang of delta 100 after losing Agfa 25. This just really stinks! Maybe it's time to stock up.

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    I think Les should buy Ilford!
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    I'm told by reliable suppliers who stock a variety of manufacturers B&W films & papers that other distributors have in fact hastened the drop in sales by drastically reducing their stock on shelves.

    A sad day for Ilford, But after all another large EEC company is also trying to divest itself of it traditional photography arm.

    New technology - digital takes over but at a far higher price - to us the photographers. Inkjet papers containing no silver actually cost more and we are totally ripped off.

    Meanwhile traditional silver based image making goes on. Even in a greatly shrinking market there is a demand. Even if all the major manufacturers stopped silver based imaging someone woul buy some of their coating machines and manufacture to fill the demand.

    It's a time of shake up & survive

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