Quote Originally Posted by jandc
I'm holding a print made on single weight silver chloride contact paper that is not AZO as I write this. When the Kodak AZO runs out the replacement will be there. The funny thing is that it's not coming from one of the big names like Ilford or Kentmere who wouldn't even look at something this specialized. To those that preach put all your eggs in one basket by supporting only one manufacturer all I can tell you is that your choices would be pretty slim if the markets actually worked this way.
I think you're being a little unkind to Kentmere who as a small independent company (in the UK) will consider unusual items, for examplee in recent years they have produced a run of printing-out paper which is hardly a mass seller.