Re: [PPLetterpress] Whither Film?
- Declining markets do not necessarily lead to price increases, although
long-term availability at any cost is a legitimate concern. While the
variety of competitive products within all realms of traditional photography
has seen a dramatic decrease within the past five years, thus far there has
been no "astronomical" price increase. I expect that lith film will remain a
fairly stable niche product at least through 2010. Beyond that is anybody's
guess--but keep in mind that coating basic ortho photo emultion onto clear
plastic isn't exactly rocket science. Even if films become no longer
commercially available your average high school science student could still
make something close at home with a sponge and a little practice.
>>. . .is process film in danger of soon becoming solittle used that the price will become astronomical? <<