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Interesting.Keith Tapscott. wrote:http://www.ilfordphoto.com/pressroom/article.asp?n=87
Read Simon's posting on Photo.net, and a little red flag went up in my peanut sized brain. Agreed there may be pros and cons to this merger, but I can't help but think that there will be an adverse effect to Kentmere. They have a very good product, have been around a long time, and a good reputation. Admittedlly, this applys to Ilford as well. They seem determined to solidify their position since reorganization. But, Kentmere, as far as I know, which is very little, gave no indication that they were going belly-up, as did Ilford. Better management? Maybe so. A better chance for both to survive by joining forces? Not so sure. Gut instinct tells me that Kentmere will lose its identity in a couple years. I don't know. It just doesn't hit me right.
I was introduced to Kentmere in 1958 when I was a photographer in the Civil Service, Ministry of Aviation. The boss there had an account. It was much CHEAPER than Ilford, Kodak or Agfa papers. I used thousands of sheets about 15 years ago doing press prints for some clients until they were forced to go to colour by the newspapers, and were not allowed to submit B/W prints any more. Then Kentmere started putting up their prices drastically.
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !