The State of Double Super 8

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Re: The State of Double Super 8

Post by mr8mm » Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:05 am

Dennis Toeppen placed a special order with Kodak for unpeforarated 16mm V3 and Tri-X in 2015. At that time a minimum order was about $28000. He posted several times regarding the subject. He had the unperforated film perforated and packaged by Wittner. He was selling 25ft for about $45.00

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Re: The State of Double Super 8

Post by aj » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:05 am

mr8mm wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:05 am
Dennis Toeppen placed a special order with Kodak for unperforated 16mm V3 and Tri-X in 2015. At that time a minimum order was about $28000. He posted several times regarding the subject. He had the unperforated film perforated and packaged by Wittner. He was selling 25ft for about $45.00
That was to obtain R-8... Spending a ton on shipping, customs likely and the service of Wittner doesn't bring favourable prices.
Toeppen is still selling from that stock http://toeppenfilm.com/

The idea for DS-8 would be to have Kodak divert a few of the DS-8 perforated long-rolls, who are an intermediate product in the S8 workflow, diverted from that flow and spooled onto 16mm 100 feet spools which already have in the house too. Thinking outside the box can be tricky but seems doable here. No rocket science involved...
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Re: The State of Double Super 8

Post by Will2 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:20 pm

Mmechanic wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:45 am
Will2 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:11 pm
My Kodak rep is looking into it.
I love that.
I makes me sound important. :)

He was as curious as me on this one though. I would expect it to be a $5,000 minimum or so. That's a lot of Double Super 8.

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