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It's not so difficult to do it yourself, and all the stuff you need is very cheap on ebay, in fact all you need is a small developing tank and the reels to load the film on to, and some chemistry, (Dev, Stop & Fixer). I use Kodak D-76 as it's a good all purpose B&W developer. It doesn't take very long and it's a good service to offer, some people still love traditional B&W photography.

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We started with small tanks but moved on to a roller transport processor when numbers justified it. We have a BW film processor from Engineering Service. The thing rarely has downtime (it's a film processor after all :-) ). Very happy with it. The backup from the team there is great.

http://www.engineeringservice.co.uk/filmpro.html

Admittedly we built our BW business in the good old days when our competition was KPC and their 10 day, look out that's the C41 machine, service.

Now we have a good reputation and advertise the fact that we can do BW in the same day. BW numbers have dipped but nothing like the dip that C41 has taken.

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I am using Oriental Seagull RA-4 B&W paper, but I believe that this is also discontinued, so if Kodak no longer makes their B&W RA-4 paper, it is a product that no longer exists  :'(, which is a shame.

So you either have to print B&W on colour paper, do it digitally on colour paper, or go back in to the darkroom & print true B&W!

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Just in case anyone is looking to set up for this market, we have a factory refurb. Black and White FC processor for sale - (FCJapan supplied Agfa, Konica etc with their film machines -  we are UK importers) - this machine is ready to go, and your sensible offer considered. Ready to go.............

Be back in office on Tuesday after another wet Bank Hol! so call if interested. Call Jim -

Info details on

http://www.cusackphoto.co.uk  

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