The First being that I was a 23 year old who had just built his own analog pro lab and they didn't have confidence in the idea of me not offering digital services.
I would like to point out their misjudgement because 8 years later I'm still here and have seen many labs in my area which they did support fall.
Second I would like to point out that they wanted to know my personal wealth. Something I don't see as being any of their business.
I was one of the largest consumers of Kodaks E-6 and C-41 chemistry in the country but have switched to Fuji Hunt and I' m still one of the biggest consumers of Kodak Black and white chemistry.
In terms of their paper stocks being a hand printer of course its harder to use as much volume as digital pro labs however there was never an issue of me meeting their minimum order quantities or values.