Potential Disruption To Product Supply In The US

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  1. Harman Tech Service

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    Please see below statement regarding the problems with our US distributor...
    Neil
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    On Friday August 25th the US distributor of HARMAN technology products (WYNIT) suddenly and unexpectedly halted its distribution activities, including those for our products (ILFORD Photo, Kentmere and Harman; as well as for Paterson and Agfa color film products).

    As a matter of urgency, we are now assessing how the continued supply of our products can be maintained in the US in this busy 'Back to school' season. We are keen to minimise any delays or stock outs of product, although at this point we cannot guarantee that this will be the case.

    Please be assured that we are committed to the ongoing supply of our products in the USA, and are doing our utmost to minimise any disruption to their widespread availability."

    Giles Branthwaite
    Director Sales and Marketing
    Harman technology Ltd
     
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    Thanks Neil,

    I have let our program director know and to check supply levels current and anticipated, etc. The darkroom program at our school commences in the Fall so this is good to know now.
     
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    A clear and concise announcement. Well done and thanks, Ilford

    pentaxuser
     
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    Why is this - how soon will we know...??
     
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    UGH! I need film for my class. Does anyone have some they would like to sell? I have 75 students, so if possible, I would like to buy (3) boxes of 25. Please message me if you have some to sell. Thanks to all!!
     
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    WYNIT lost a lawsuit and declared bankruptcy. Their Greenville facility is shuttered for good.
    Perhaps this is an opportunity for Harman and Kodak to return to a model where they sell directly to stores.
     
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    B&H and Freestyle (and probably Adorama) still have film.
     
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    I have check all three...:everyone says the product is "unavailable at this time."
     
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    11 Sept 2017

    Oh Bummer!!! Fortunately, I am well stocked with chemistry, film, and paper. Should last me until this issue is resolved.

    Thank you Neil, and Harman, for bring so open about this issue.

    Regards,
    Darwin
     
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    Which film exactly are you looking for? I checked HP5+ and it looks in stock at Freestyle and B&H, Unique Photo.
     
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    I got an email from Freestyle today declaring Ilford film and paper in stock and ready to ship. I just checked and stuff looks available, I didn't find anything I use out of stock. I try not to order jumbo orders, just buy some now.
     
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    Now and then :smile:
     
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    Direct positive paper (4x5)
     
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    You said "film"...

    Suggest just using regular MG paper and then contact printing if wanted.
     
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    Sorry guys....my bad. I should have said direct positive paper and not film.
     
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    Anyone have any DIRECT POSITIVE PAPER they would like to sell?
     
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    Y'all could order it from Canada, if necessary.
     
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    Bill....do you have a link or contact info? I would love to order some.

    Thanks,

    JD
     
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    Amplis in Ontario is an Harman distributer.
     
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    Thanks so much!!!! Order has been placed!!!
     
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    There's always amazon.CA too.