Quote Originally Posted by michaelbsc View Post
And probably cheaper than to purchase. The quote from them came in at 6500.00 USD, but you must consider that this is new, with warranty, and expecting to be serviced, and prepared to offer support to an industrial customer instead of a hobby market.

All in all, it probably isn't too outrageous for an industrial customer that wants a coater that "just works out of the box" and doesn't want to fool with it. But it is a bit steep for a guy in a hobby market. I certainly have paid more than that for industrial equipment that "just works" although not quite something as simple as this looks.

But I'll bet something turns up on fleaBay once in a whole lots cheaper.
Not too bad at all. Remember, the "hobby market" is providing at least some of the demand for $7,000.00 Leicas. If the apocalypse comes a small group could go in on this for a simple B&W emulsion. In the meantime your film needs can be supplied by any of several manufacturers.

I've never made and coated my own emulsion but it actually looks pretty simple (a wire wrapped rod; how elegant!) How come nobody talks about the sprocket hole puncher? Now that's something the home-made folks could get their teeth into.