Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
As for specialty papers, if photo paper and film support were easy to make, I would expect to see more than just two or three major producers.
Yes, I understand the underlying paper base is very complex for commercial photo papers, however there are papers made for inkjet printing that seem (at least to me) to be at least as complex in construction as the base papers used for photographic emulsions. It would seem to me that (considering this) that the complex manufacturing of RC coated, and fibre based paper stocks is not in danger, rather the COATING of these papers with a photographic emulsion is dwindling.