Thanks PE. I think many do understand that film coating is a very large scale industrial effort over both volume and time to be done with effective QC and economy.
Originally Posted by Photo Engineer
Industrial production on this scale will require a similar ratio of consumption and processing applying both to B&W and colour. Darkroom hobbyists make up maybe 1% of what is necessary to support a broader market. Only outsourced labs can make up the difference.. This applies to all suppliers. Fujifilm is in the exact same dilemma as Kodak, save Fujifilm did not mismanage their transition to alternative revenue sources.