Lodima Paper New Production Run

Discussion in 'Contact Printing' started by Michael A. Smith, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Michael A. Smith

    Michael A. Smith Subscriber

    Sep 7, 2002
    New production run of Lodima Silver Chloride Paper

    We are about to place an order for a new production run of the paper for both grade 2 and grade 3. The new run of paper will be on double-weight stock, heaver than the first production run. As before, however, we must pay for the paper before it is shipped to us. Since we do not have the money to purchase this run of paper, and since having this paper made has not resulted in any income that we could set aside for the reorder, we are asking you to place a "pre-production order" for the paper at this time. Until we know that there is enough money to pay for this new run of paper we cannot actually place a firm order.

    We will not be depositing your checks or charging credit/debit cards until we need to pay for the paper, which will be as soon as we have raised the necessary funds, but we must have your commitment to an order at this time so we know where we stand.

    We were hoping to keep the current prices for all pre-production orders, but since the last run of Lodima paper was made, due to the rising price of silver, the rising price of the paper, and the rise of the Euro against the dollar, the cost of the paper to us has risen by over 35%. Because of that, we must increase the price of the paper. However, for those who are now placing a pre-production order, we are raising the price of the paper only 15% (sometimes a little more and sometimes a little less). Although we do not need to raise as much money as we did when we had the first run of paper made, we still need to raise an amount in six figures, so we hope you will be able to place a large order, notwithstanding the orders you have previously placed, and we know some of you placed very large orders.

    Currently, we are almost entirely out of Grade 3 (we have hardly more than a single box of paper for ourselves), but we do have some grade 2 remaining. If anyone wants to order from the existing stock we will keep the current prices. Also, for anyone interested, we now find we have 5x7 paper grade 3 on hand. We will sell it in 100-sheet quantities for $74.95.

    You can now order Lodima paper in all sizes that were originally ordered: 8x10, 9x11, 10x12, 11x14, 8x20, 16x20, and 20x24. After the pre-production order we will only stock 8x10, and a small quantity of 20x24 paper, so if you want the other sizes, please now order as much as you expect to use.
    Here are the prices:
    Price after
    Size Quantity Price pre-production offer
    8x10 25 sheets $59.95 $67.50
    8x10 100 sheets $174.95 $204.95
    8x10 250 sheets $399.95 $474.75
    9x11 100 sheets $219.95 $259.95
    10x12 100 sheets $259.95 $299.95
    11x14 100 sheets $335.95 $389.95
    8x20 100 sheets $349.95 $404.95
    16x20 50 sheets $349.95 $404.95
    20x24 50 sheets $519.95 $599.95

    You can place your order online here http://store.michaelandpaula.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=11&products_id=115 or give us a call at 610-847-2005. On our shopping cart, in the block where you can leave a comment, just write "Pre-Production Order." Please send a check if at all possible. The credit/debit card fees we are charged seriously cut into the amount we will have available to pay the manufacturer.

    To order from the existing stock of paper, you can place your order here: http://store.michaelandpaula.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

    Please let us know if you have any comments or questions.

    Many, many thanks for your continued support, and we look forward to hearing from you,

    Michael A. Smith and Paula Chamlee