Kodak Professional has announced it will stop selling colour reversal paper
by next autumn.
The company says that sales of its Kodak EKTACHROME RADIANCE 111 papers and
materials, used to produce high quality prints, enlargements, copies and backlit
displays directly from positive originals, has declined year on year, in line
with the growth of digital imaging.
Said Clare Bruce, Kodak Professional's UK marketing manager: "Kodak has
taken a decision to discontinue sales of colour reversal paper. The dramatic
growth of digital imaging and the steady migration from colour reversal to colour
negative by commercial photographers means this paper family and associated
R3 chemicals have simply become uneconomical to produce. Direct printing from
transparency is rapidly being replaced by scanning and printing by other devices."
R3 chemicals will be available until the end of 2004.