Just want to say thanks too everyone who has ordered film and processing this month. I'm still a ways off completing the large order from Wittner but your support has helped. We've shifted 20 of the 40 carts from our last order so still a bit to go yet. Please keep purchasing as much process paid film and processing as you can in the meantime. The sooner I raise the cash the better. I really want to get some B&W reversal stock back in the store and I want to start testing some B&W neg. Cheers guys, don't give up, we'll get there!
As I mentioned in my last post it's a make or break month here in regards to importing more film stock from Wittner. This negative processing machine is one of the reasons we want to make it work. A very kind chap gave us this processor for free to help us attempt to keep film alive and affordable here in the UK. With a little restoration and conversion (from 35/16mm to 8mm/16mm) we'll be able to start processing B&W neg films and later on in the year colour neg (after I have devised some machinery to remove the remjet backing). Please, please purchase as much 100D/ 50D and processing from us as you can this month. ALL the income will go towards making a larger order from Wittner which will include neg stock for testing (read my last post to get the whole story on the next Wittner order) and will also go towards servicing the processor. We want to get this processor up to scratch, start offering an affordable neg service and basically offer a good selection of Super 8, Double 8 and 16mm neg film stocks as well as reversal. We cannot achieve this if we cannot raise the money for it from our current 100D and 50D reversal order. I'm confidant we can turn the dismal beginnings of 2013 around and I'm doing everything I can to make it happen as quickly as possible so we don't fold on the film front. This will determine the course of small gauge film in the UK. We've done a lot to bring film prices down this past year and the larger companies have had to follow suite. Without my little lab selling film (I'm sorry to say) these bigger UK companies will be left once again to (quite frankly) charge extortionate prices for film which in the long term will kill it off altogether. This little lab is determined to stop this from happening.