Harman technology Limited, manufacturer of Ilford black and white photographic products, is once again opening a sales window for its ultra large format (ULF) sheet film and other specialist products.
This allows ULF photographers to order sheet film in selected sizes from the Ilford black and white range without the constraints of the usual minimum order quantities (M.O.Qs). Instead, Harman will combine orders from participating dealers across the world to ensure production runs remain viable.
Steven Brierley, Director of Marketing at Harman, said, "It is vitally important for us to support users of large format sheet film, and other specialist film users. By amalgamating world-wide orders on an annual basis it allows us to make a viable production of large format sheet film or custom sizes once a year, and providing the volumes are sufficient we are happy to continue doing so."
The ordering window opens on Monday 13 May and will run until Friday 28 June 2013. After the closing date, Harman will manufacture the items at its factory in the UK with a view to shipping orders to arrive with dealers in September. Specific products covered include FP4 PLUS and HP5 PLUS in sizes up to 20 x 24 inches and Ortho Plus in hard to find sizes such as 18cm by 24cm.
2013 will again see the availability of Delta 100 Professional sheet film in specialist formats with an additional 3 sizes now added. Direct feedback from customers sees included for the first time 70mm film perforated and unperforated, as well as slittings related to older formats such as 122 and 127 film that will allow end users to be able to use vintage and classic cameras of those formats. These 4 items will only be available in HP5 Plus, and a minimum total of 20 combined orders for each of these items must be achieved before production can proceed.
In addition, and again at the request of customers, we are making available 120 Roll Film Backing Paper. This highly specialized product in 120 size 100 foot lengths (61.5mm x 30.5 metre) is required by those end users effectively constructing their own film.
For a full list of available items and participating dealers visit the Ilford website