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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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