Quote Originally Posted by Rudeofus View Post
Yes, technically Ilfochrome is dead, its manufacturer announced its discontinuance and stated that after one final batch run in 2013 it will be over and done with. I have in the mean time stacked up on paper and will order more chemistry in 2013, which will hopefully keep me going until I learn to home brew it.

The big problem with Kodachrome was its complex development process, and when Dwayne's announced its final run that was it. Ilfochrome on the other side is quite easy to home process, so as long as frozen paper stays useful one can do Ilfochrome. If Steven Frizza made K14 work in his lab, I will go and home brew Ilfochrome bleach in my kitchen once I run out of kit chems.

To tintruder: sorry, I have no knowledge about P5 or microfilm. The Ilford website mentions it here, so I would guess some Ilford retailer in your country would be able to supply you with the chemistry. Looking at the description of the P5 chems, they look very similar to P3, in the worst case you could get some "interesting" colors ...
As the owner of one of the last Ilfochrome labs on earth I can confirm that Ilfochrome is a far simpler process than Kodachrome and it would be very viable and easy to make the chemistry from scratch. Ilfochrome as long as the chemistry is kept in stringent control is a very very very simple process.

The huge hurdle for it will be getting fresh material to expose....