12x20 Tri-X Special order, interested?

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Hi all,

I got a wild hair today and contacted my Kodak Rep here in Utah. I wanted to know what it would take to get a special order of Tri-X for 12x20.

I got the info right back from him and he told me it is an 18 box order. Each box has 25 sheets at $350 per box. (Ouch!, but hey, it's trix)

I was wondering if there would be much interest in this? If so, leave a message or drop me a PM.

Thanks,
 

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Robert Hall said:
Hi all,

I got a wild hair today and contacted my Kodak Rep here in Utah. I wanted to know what it would take to get a special order of Tri-X for 12x20.

I got the info right back from him and he told me it is an 18 box order. Each box has 25 sheets at $350 per box. (Ouch!, but hey, it's trix)

I was wondering if there would be much interest in this? If so, leave a message or drop me a PM.

Thanks,

Not at that price.....at least I am not, my next order is going to be J&C 400....less than half the price. Now if this was TMY then yep I would be interested.
 

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Robert,

I heard that John Richardson at Freestyle I believe was interested in getting together some orders of large format tri x? Maybe some one could shed some light on that project....I would be interested in 7 x 17
 

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Thats about 15 cents per sq in though, still way out of the ballpark on price? Doesent tri x sell for around 8 cents per sq inch in other formats?
 
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I don't think they would cut different sizes in an order, but I know they would do the same for a similar size.
 

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Robert Hall said:
I'm sure I could get TMY also. I should get a price.
Clay Harmon tried to get a special order for TMY and Kodak refused, he had to settle for Tri X in 12x20. As a matter of fact I think they sent the film in 16x20 boxes. It seems Kodak was not really interested in doing it.

BTW, nice calendar and web site.... :smile:
 

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Photo warehouse is still selling 12 x 20 (125 speed) for $125 a box of 25 sheets.
 
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noseoil said:
Photo warehouse is still selling 12 x 20 (125 speed) for $125 a box of 25 sheets.

Understood, but not the point. I buy all my film from them too. As I said, this is really expensive film, but it's Tri-x if anyone wants what Tri-x gives them.

It does have it's own look.

Just want to know if anyone is interested in taking part of a special order.

Best to all,
 

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My experience with a 12x20 order from Kodak was illuminating. First, I couldn't believe they would not be interested in doing the Tmax 400. It actually looked like it was going to happen for a while, but then some VP decided it would be too much hassle to create a new catalog number for this product. Sheesh, how much trouble could that really be? We got the order of 44 boxes, and what immediately struck me was that they no longer bother putting the film in dedicated 12x20 inch boxes. They slapped a label on a 16x20 print box, and called it good. It is not really any big deal, but it IS indicative, I think, of the general attitude within Kodak toward these special orders.

Before everyone gets all smug and thinks that they will always have the photowarehouse fp-4 clone as a fall-back, I want to rain on that particular parade.

My understanding from talking to a few people who know is that photowarehouse is currently working off of the LAST master roll of ilford fp-4 that they will be getting. Apparently as part of the product line rationalization that ilford went through during the last few months, they decided that selling master rolls to companies who compete directly with them in the US market was not particularly astute from a marketing point of view. The word is that Ilford will still sell the ULF sizes in HP-5 and FP-4 to customers, though, and their minimum order size (5 boxes I believe) is much less daunting than the Kodak 44 box minimum for 12x20.

So if you like FP-4 for cheap, and have an unusually sized camera, I would recommend buying it now. It's going to get a lot harder and certainly more expensive in a few months.

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Understood, but not the point. I buy all my film from them too. As I said, this is really expensive film, but it's Tri-x if anyone wants what Tri-x gives them.

It does have it's own look.

Just want to know if anyone is interested in taking part of a special order.

Best to all,
 

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I believe John Richardson, at
freestyle is in the process of getting together an order for 11 x 14 7 x 17 and 12 x 20 for T X. As of today he was still in the process of working out some logistics.....maybe there is some hope? send him an e mail if you want to get involved, maybe a larger order would help?


JohnR@freestylephoto.biz
 

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You may do a lot better going through a Kodak dealer such as
Freestyle or Valley Litho. Valley carries Ilford, Kodak, Arista,
Ultrafine, and I don't who's else. Dan
 
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