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Kodak to discontinue line of black-and-white papers

Kodak will continue to supply black-and-white papers to cover current demand through the end of 2005.

Tim Ciranni, Kodak's worldwide product manager for pro lab media, told Professional Photographer that a steep decline in demand over the last four years spurred Kodak's decision to discontinue its line of black-and-white papers. According to Ciranni, most pro labs now scan black-and-white negatives and print on color paper. The discontinuance applies to any black-and-white paper sold by Kodak.

Kodak will continue to offer black-and-white film and processing chemistry.

Below is a list of black-and-white papers sold by Kodak.

KODAK PROFESSIONAL Digital Black & White Paper
RC base -For Digital Exposure – Traditional B & W Process,

KODAK PROFESSIONAL POLYCONTRAST IV RC Paper (Available US and C Only)
RC base -For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL V-PRINT Paper (Available US and C Only)
RC base –For Optical Exposure –Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL POLYMAX II RC Paper (Available all countries outside US & C))
RC base -For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL KODABROME II RC Paper
RC base -For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PANALURE Select RC Paper
RC base -For Optical Exposure - Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL POLYMAX Fine Art Paper
Fiber base - For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL AZO Paper
Fiber base - For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL AZO RC Paper (Available in LAR Only)
RC base – For Optical Exposure – Traditional B & W Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL  PORTRA Black & White Paper
RC base -For Optical and Digital Exposure RA- 4 Process

KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA Sepia Paper
RC base -For Optical and Digital Exposure RA- 4 Process