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    Source for ULF X-Ray film

    Hi All

    I hope that this is the right place for this discussion?

    I have been shooting LF for years and settled early on to using X-Ray film for its affordability. I recently bought a 12x20 camera with the intention of using it for wet plate work, but also had a double darkslide made for it so I could use film as well.

    So far so good.

    Unfortunately the only suppliers of the 14x36 inch X-Ray film that I can find are in the US and they will only ship to USA or Canada ... of course I am in Europe

    I saw a very old thread on this topic and am hoping that someone can help me with this ... either by suggesting a UK supplier or any other supplier that will ship to Europe or (possibly more interesting) a group purchase from a maker (the previous thread talked about a chinese manufacturer)

    Many thanks in anticiaption of your help

    Dave Smith

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    Re: ULF X-Ray film

    I believe X-Ray film is on its last legs, most human X-Ray in North America is now digital, using a different type of film for hard copy

    Veterinarians still use it, but how long...I see a constant reduction in options

    Perhaps you could use this https://bergger.com/bergger-printfil...ore=bergger_fr

    China does make cheaper film, but NA may not see it...
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    Re: ULF X-Ray film

    Looking at this right now, a good price.

    Call ZZ direct and see what they say. This stuff is heavy and best shipped in full cases.

    https://www.zzmedical.com/14x36-in-f...reen-hr-u.html
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    Re: ULF X-Ray film

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I believe X-Ray film is on its last legs, most human X-Ray in North America is now digital, using a different type of film for hard copy

    Veterinarians still use it, but how long...I see a constant reduction in options

    Perhaps you could use this https://bergger.com/bergger-printfil...ore=bergger_fr

    China does make cheaper film, but NA may not see it...
    In China, xray by traditional xray film is still king. Even at the "high end" western hospitals here in Beijing. I don't see it going away any time soon.

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    Re: Source for ULF X-Ray film

    ZZ Medical mentions international shipping at https://www.zzmedical.com/shippinginfo although they apparently use a third party shipping service:

    "WHICH COUNTRIES DO YOU SHIP TO?

    International shipping is currently available WORLDWIDE from Z&Z Medical. Our third party vendor, International Checkout, will ship to all destinations around the world including APO / FPO addresses."

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    Re: ULF X-Ray film

    Quote Originally Posted by blue4130 View Post
    In China, xray by traditional xray film is still king. Even at the "high end" western hospitals here in Beijing. I don't see it going away any time soon.
    Over the last 8 years that I have been buying from and watching ZZ, many X-Ray types & sizes have disappeared forever.

    China may make their own.

    BTW, every modern Chinese product I have bought has been excellent quality.
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    Re: Source for ULF X-Ray film

    I buy my 7x17" X Ray films in Germany.
    "I believe there is nothing more disturbing than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept!" (Ansel Adams)

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    Re: Source for ULF X-Ray film

    Quote Originally Posted by cp_photo View Post
    ZZ Medical mentions international shipping at https://www.zzmedical.com/shippinginfo although they apparently use a third party shipping service:

    "WHICH COUNTRIES DO YOU SHIP TO?

    International shipping is currently available WORLDWIDE from Z&Z Medical. Our third party vendor, International Checkout, will ship to all destinations around the world including APO / FPO addresses."
    Hi

    Many thanks for your input, ZZ Medical do ship internationally except for this film! In the drop down to select delivery country they show only USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. I have contacted them previously about this and they say that they can only ship domestically because of the requirements of the manufacturer

    It is all very frustrating!

    Dave

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    Re: Source for ULF X-Ray film

    Hi Philippe

    Thanks for that, can you tell me where you get it?

    Dave

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    Hi Vance

    Many thanks for that. Do you know where I can buy in China (in Dalian here)

    Dave

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