This is the very reason the lab in Calif. quit Type "R". It too was told that there was enough material to last till Sept. Then came the notice that nothing was left to buy this July- according to the included note. They then had to spend 30,000+ for new equipment- right in the middle of all their dance photo season orders. An because of the learning curve, the orders (from my daughters school) had to be reprinted. I guess this is just another Kodak--"SUPRISE we don't do that no more"!