Quote Originally Posted by mgb74 View Post
Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember one private label film being described as Ilford FP4 - after FP4+ came out. The gist of it was that Ilford (this would have been before Harmon) was willing to allow their film to be private labeled, but not their "latest and greatest".

I don't know for sure that it's true, but it does make sense when you think of it. Keeps the manufacturing lines going, uses tried and true materials and process, but doesn't directly compete with their current offering.
I can't believe Ilford would sell a sub-standard film/paper even if it didn't have their name stamped on it. I bet their special recipe is still a darn good one. They probably call it "special recipe", but just leave out 1/100th of a gram of something so they can call it that. Who knows?????