Yikes! I was not aware of the discontinuance until this thread. This is not good news regarding optical printing. From Kodak tech publication E-4021:
KODAK PROFESSIONAL SUPRA ENDURA Paper will be
discontinued by year end 2009 or when stock is depleted. KODAK
PROFESSIONAL SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital Paper is the
alternative replacement. KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA
ENDURA Paper was discontinued in late 2006.
The following is from the Kodak product information webpage on the replacement paper (Also in Kodak tech publication E-4042):
SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital Paper:
What are the key features of KODAK PROFESSIONAL SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital Paper?
* Designed for pro labs using both internal and external color-managed digital exposure systems
Can I use SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital Paper for optical printing?
Yes. When exposed optically the image will be high in contrast. If balanced on flesh tones, the neutrals will appear cyan.
What sizes and surfaces are offered?
SUPRA ENDURA VC Digital Paper is available in a variety of roll sizes in E (lustre), F (glossy), N (matt) and Y (silk) surfaces. Availability of specific size and surface combinations varies by region. Contact your paper supplier for availability.
Sheet format is not available.