Silver Jelly and previous printmaking processes

Etching and lithography (using stone) almost died with the introduction of offset lithography (not using stone)

However, a few workers continued to use etching in copper and zink and drawing with greasy crayon on stone, the current world wide fellowship of printmakers - Manufacturers are still making paper, ink and grounds for these processes and even new etching presses are available - Later on silkscreen printing moved into the art practice arena

My hope is that silver jelly photography will have a similar safety net of workers who will keep a few small manufacturers in business as the printmaking media mentioned have - Should film fail I doubt if I will get another etching press, but revert to charcoal drawing - Think of all that 10x8" gear I won't have to carry around any more