Ok something I and other pro lab owners have put up with for years has been end roll paper wastage. I'm not talking a meter of two I'm talking about 10-20 percent of a roll. I use Kodak and Fuji Matte, Gloss and Luster in roll sizes up to 50inch these are not cheap rolls of paper and so I expect to be able to use the entire roll (will exception of the last meter).
The reason the rolls are ruined for the last 10 percent is Surface defects due to how the paper rolls are wound onto the cardboard central core. The rolls for the last 10-20 percent get a linear surface change that can be seen very easily when gallery lighting is at an angle to the image.
When printing Mural prints from galleries and museums such defects simply arn't acceptable. Why doesnt kodak or fuji fix this problem? Ilford rolls don't have this problem with their paper rolls.
Both Fuji and Kodak are making nice papers but this just annoys me to no end.