Do you mean the Phototabs and the Photo Pearls?

I remember that Ken Owens -when he still worked for Jobo- referred to why Jobo USA never imported them and looked it up.

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=ke...aol.com&rnum=1

It was for the cost - individual packaging and labeling for the USA was too expensive.

Well, thats a thing of the past. Tetenal pulled the Photo Tabs in May or June 2004 from the european market, the sale numbers were to low - no wonder at the price they asked for them.

Are you aware that the Tabs and Pearls are an offspring of the minilab division? Tetenal depeloped and manufactures them for a minilab producer (IIRC Gretag), they are meant for instant replenishment and are a relieve in handling. So production continues, just the small packs got axed.