Well if you have it then why not sell it!!! A lot of people have want and need...
I just really don't understand why you assume it isn't worth doing, Drew. Just look at the price differential between "ordinary" sheets and the ready/quickloads. So then you basically have a paper sleeve and the time it takes to load them. Let's see, you do one per hour and you're already making minimum wage
Anyway I like the quickload system, it is brutally simple. Very hard to see where one could go wrong.
I think the MIDO is a pretty good idea and it can be loaded with your choice of emulsion. I wish I could find one for 5x7.
The Mido II system was briefly made in 5x7 and even 8x10, but not the previous Mido sleeve system.
The sleeves were lighter but harder to load. I was also a bit suspicious of the vinyl of the sleeves
outgassing, but haven't heard actual complaints from anyone still using them. I sold mine and kept
only my II-style 4X5 holders. Nowadays its incredibly difficult to break even on the patent for some
niche product like this. I see clever start-up gadgetry all the time which isn't realistic to mass produce, especially once some overhead is factored in. The problem with a mass produced system
like Quickloads and Readloads is that you also need a real industrial cleanroom setup. Too bad that
Fuji can't just pick up where they left off; but right now they're probably trying to figure out which
LF films to kill off outright, not revive.