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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
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    I use only reliable and very well known suppliers

    Your link does not work

    Yesterday one of my sources was not ready to sell

    Many here use

    https://www.badgergraphic.com/index....y&path=235_292
    I know the link does not work: that's what I wrote, i.e., that it did not work. Unfortunately it is the link in the official Ilford document re: distributor for Germany.

    I used Badger Graphic when I was living in California. Great place.

    Anyway, any reader out there who has bought Ilford ULF film from some European distributor in the past two or three years?

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

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    From the Ilford website:

    The options available reflect what has been asked for over the past 16 years. We are happy to consider any other size suggestions but do not guarantee to make them available.

    That isn't idle rhetoric - the current list is quite a bit longer than where they started. Long ago I participated in the discussion that led to 6.5 x 8.5 being added. So although there are no guarantees, if you really want 5x8, ask them about it. As there is some setup and overhead cost for each format, best if you can make a convincing case that if Harman goes to the trouble, they actually will get orders for a reasonable number of boxes, whether from you alone or if you know of others who will join you.
    Not viewing their offerings as idle rhetoric, I think its wonderful that they do this every year and that they offer so many sizes, some seam rather rare. Someone must be ordering those sizes or I imagine they wouldn't continue to offer them. Selfishly, I wish they offered my unusual 5x8 size, I'm not thrilled with cutting down 8x10, but at least have that option.

    I took your advice and reached out to both Ilford and Jeff at Badger, asking if they would consider another size. Anyone else out there interested in 5x8? I'll let you know how it goes.

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    I just ordered Whole/Full plate, 6.5 X 8.5 Delta 100 from B&H as they lowered their price to match the Special Order

    Limited supply

    I get this Friday

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by John Brady View Post
    Not viewing their offerings as idle rhetoric, I think its wonderful that they do this every year and that they offer so many sizes, some seam rather rare. Someone must be ordering those sizes or I imagine they wouldn't continue to offer them. Selfishly, I wish they offered my unusual 5x8 size, I'm not thrilled with cutting down 8x10, but at least have that option.

    I took your advice and reached out to both Ilford and Jeff at Badger, asking if they would consider another size. Anyone else out there interested in 5x8? I'll let you know how it goes.
    Good luck - I hope they're able to accommodate!

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    I think they use a computer to lay out the best way to cut all sizes efficiently and at best value for them and us.

    Every year there are cost anomalies.

    I buy them.

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I think they use a computer to lay out the best way to cut all sizes efficiently and at best value for them and us.

    Every year there are cost anomalies.

    I buy them.

    No scrap is always a goal in any factory.
    There's also the cost of bags and boxes sized to each format. There are surely minimum order quantities and volume discounts for those from Harman's suppliers, so the unit cost of these necessary auxiliaries will vary depending not just on their size but on the sales volume for each format.

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    HARMAN uses "cutting masks," which I interpret to mean a die cutter, for each size of sheet film. Simon Galley explained that when, 16 years ago, the annual special order adventure began. He wrote that a certain minimum number of orders would be required before a new size was offered, to cover the cost of a cutting mask and boxes.

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Marco Annaratone View Post

    Anyway, any reader out there who has bought Ilford ULF film from some European distributor in the past two or three years?
    Also interested to know. since there is no distributor listed for Sweden.

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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    would like Delta 100 in 5x12 but will live with FP4+.
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    Re: Ilford ULF annual order period for 2021

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I just ordered Whole/Full plate, 6.5 X 8.5 Delta 100 from B&H as they lowered their price to match the Special Order

    Limited supply

    I get this Friday

    added in 2 Brass Wimberly 1/4 to 3/8 thread adapters, $3 each
    Thanks for the tip on the whole plate film. I ordered, Be here Monday

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