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06-23-2009, 11:39 AM
KODACHROME Discontinuation Notice

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KODACHROME Discontinuation:

Eastman Kodak Company announced on June 22, 2009 that it will discontinue sales of KODACHROME Color Film this year, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon. Sales of KODACHROME, which became the world's first commercially successful color film in 1935, have declined dramatically in recent years as photographers turned to other films or digital capture. Today, KODACHROME represents just a fraction of one percent of Kodak's total sales of still-picture films.

Despite all its outstanding features, KODACHROME involves a highly complex development process that led photographers to experiment with and adopt newer KODAK films that deliver outstanding color images through a simpler workflow.

Although KODACHROME has very distinct characteristics and no film will give the exact same results, current users are encouraged to try other Kodak films. Kodak continues to bring innovative new film products to market, having released seven new professional films -- over the last three years alone.
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/business/retailPhoto/template/blueBlock.gif KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 160NC and VC Film (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/portra/160main.jhtml?pq-path=2986)
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/business/retailPhoto/template/blueBlock.gif KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 400 NC and VC Films (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/portra/400main.jhtml?pq-path=2987)
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/business/retailPhoto/template/blueBlock.gif KODAK PROFESSIONAL PORTRA 800 Film (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/portra800/portra800.jhtml?pq-path=13332)
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/business/retailPhoto/template/blueBlock.gif KODAK PROFESSIONAL T-MAX 400 Film (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/bw/tMax400.jhtml?pq-path=13399)
http://www.kodak.com/global/images/en/business/retailPhoto/template/blueBlock.gif KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/ektar/ektarIndex.jhtml?pq-path=13328)


Why has Kodak decided to stop offering KODACHROME?
Due to declining customer demand for KODACHROME, continued production of this film in no longer viable. Over the years people have moved from KODACHROME to other methods of capture, be it new films or digital. Simply put, not enough people are shooting KODACHROME for us to continue offering it.

What are recent sales of KODACHROME?
KODACHROME currently represents a fraction of 1% of Kodak’s still film sales. While KODACHROME is a truly iconic product that has served photographers very well for 74 years, the simple truth is that people have moved on and are no longer purchasing it in sustainable volumes.

How long will Dwayne’s continue processing KODACHROME?
Dwayne’s has informed us they plan to continue to process KODACHROME through December 31, 2010

Dwayne's Photo Service
415 S. 32nd Street
Parsons, KS 67357
(620) 421-3940
Toll Free: 1-800-522-3940
Fax: (620) 421-3174

In Europe, where KODACHROME Film is sold along with a prepaid mailer, Kodak will continue to accept those mailers for processing through November 30, 2010.

Kodak Photo Service SA
Case Postale
Ch-1001 Lausanne
Switzerland, CH

How long will Kodak continue to accept KODACHROME (PK) processing mailers, which were sold separately in the U.S.?
In the U.S., Kodak will continue to accept PK processing mailers though December 31, 2009, provided the mailer has a valid expiration date or no expiration date. Expired mailers will not be accepted.

How long do you expect the current supply to last?
Based on usage patterns, we expect KODACHROME to remain on store shelves until the early Fall 2009.

What product do you recommend KODACHROME shooters transition to once it is no longer available?
There’s no doubt that KODACHROME is a unique look, and no film will give the exact same results. That said, we believe KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTAR 100 Film (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/ektar/ektarIndex.jhtml?pq-path=13328) and KODAK PROFESSIONAL EKTACHROME Film E100G (http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/e100g/e100GFilm.jhtml?pq-path=13369) offer features that current KODACHROME shooters would appreciate.