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    I suppose coating on the Estar base (like EIR) would present just as many problems?

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    Perhaps I was unclear in my post.

    Since everything coated at the current time is on 5 mil support, cutting 35mm is normal, but 120 would not be too hard to do if there were orders. Getting the paper for 120 rolls would be harder.

    Cutting 4x5 and larger would be impossible as Kodak only cuts 7 mil in sheet sizes (AFAIK). There is no Kodachrome coated on 7 mil support.

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    From what I understand from Simon Galley's comments, coating onto a different base is not a trivial process, correct?

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    IDK about Ilford, but at Kodak it is not hard to change support thickness as long as the support type and chemistry is the same. (Estar vs Cellulose Acetate)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Cutting 4x5 and larger would be impossible as Kodak only cuts 7 mil in sheet sizes (AFAIK).
    What would stop them from cutting 5 mil?
    (Leaving that issue of flatness in holders aside.)

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    IDK if the sheet film cutting equipment can be adjusted to feed 5 mil at the same speed or at all. There are a lot of factors involved in this, but coating is the least problem.

    In processing, removing rem-jet is more difficult with sheet film as well.

    Flatness in a holder, is, of course of very great concern and that is why Kodak sheet films are coated on 7 mil support.

    The list of problems would mount, I'm sure, if I kept thinking about this.

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    When did they stop making Kodachrome in 120 size?
    I'm asking this because I'm curious to know how old the last batch would be & the likelihood of colour shifts.

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    AFAIK, no market to justify production of 120.

    There used to be processing plants around the world running 24/7/365 to turn out Kodachrome slides. This has vanished. And, don't put the cart before the horse and say the processing decreased because supply was cut. Kodak could not sell a new Kodachrome 400 film with a big improvement in quality in the late 80s due to decreasing customer support.

    Why make something you are losing money on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
    When did they stop making Kodachrome in 120 size?
    The last processing run was October, 2001, so the last rolls were probably made two years -18 months prior?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Why make something you are losing money on?
    To keep the crazy people happy?

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