ADOX acquires Ilford´s (Switzerland) medium scale coating line

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  1. flavio81

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    I thought that the difficulty was in that the operators at the coater cannot use IR goggles / IR cameras anymore to inspect the operation. If you can, please tell me if i'm correct. Many thanks!!
     
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    IR googles were introduced in about the mid 1980ies i.I.r.r. thus IR film has to be produced with the technology in place before this date. It makes it all a little harder and more expensive but not prohibitively harder or more expensive. It´s part of the higher price we have always charged for the IR version of a given film.
     
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    Could you take orders that will be fulfilled once the break even point has been passed?

    If a profitable short to medium sized run would satisfy demand for say 5 years, then those customers would probably wait a few years for the first run as long as they knew it was coming.
     
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    We need to become able to coat small batches of film on our new machine.
    Let us try a few coatings with CHS 100 II first. If this is all set up we can go one step further.
    Your question is more targeting the "old" problem of minimum order sizes. But once the machine in Switzerland is ready to coat film we do not have this problem anymore!
    We still need to invest in synthesizing the sensitizer though so in respect to this we can consider such a setup.

    Best regards,

    Mirko
     
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    Mirko

    Do you ever see coating an ortho25 emulsion
     
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    I'm a big fan of this as well!
     
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    Ilford ORTHO?
     
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    I recall an ADOX Ortho 25, which I've run out of. I use the Rollei now.
     
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    Hard to buy , you know of sources??
     
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    Mirko, I wish you all the success in the world for your first coating run on the new machine!! This not only a big step forward for Adox, but also an important step forward for us analog enthusiasts!!
     
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    Excuse me?? Moaning?? What are you talking about? I've used SFX and it's not a real IR film. Also, I shoot mainly 8x10.
     
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    Have you asked the factory?
     
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    Good on you!
    Keep using it.
     
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    I shoot large format. I guess you didn't read that bit.
     
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    Does it come in large format? Nope. I'll stick to Rollei's IR. Thank you.
     
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    Ah! Perhaps you should try 35mm or 120, for a change.
    I just tried 120 6x9 for the first time in 30 years.
    Gorgeous, but I still prefer my OM 35mm.
     
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    As you know nothing about me, I have shot piles of those formats for 30 years, but I prefer large format. It's easier for what I do. Carbon transfer printing and other alt processes. There. Now you know something about me. Have a nice day!
     
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    I recall Ortho+ rolls were part of the 2014 ULF offering - evidently no one took them up as they weren't there in 2015 or 2016 - I think the prices were in the GBP1500 range for 20inch x 100ft & GBP3500 for 40inch x 100ft. No idea however if that puts them over the MOQ price point for Ilford to package them as a special order

    I gave serious thought to getting a 20" roll for making enlarged negs but didn't have funds or a project to use them on at the time
     
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