Oriental Seagull available???

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I was just going through my wish books, getting ready to order some supplies and I see that Freestyle does not have < Oriental Seagull, graded, fiber based > paper listed in the latest book. It's not listed on the website either. The VC version is still there, but that was not what I wanted!

Freestyle is also missing a lot of the unusual items that made them such a great rescource. Are they abandoning me??? Any other places to find the paper I want???

Thanks in advance... -Dave

-- Dave Richhart (pritprat@erinet.com), December 29, 2001


My wife says B&H has it, and I never argue with my wife.


-- Neal Shields (shields@ftw.com), December 29, 2001.

I've bought it from B&H.

-- David Goldfarb (dgoldfarb@barnard.edu), December 29, 2001.

Dave: I was there a couple days ago, they do seem to have cut back on the Seagull varieties in favor of other brands. They have a very large assortment of papers. As I understand it, things got a little strained because Freestyle was supposed to have some exclusive right to market the paper, bought a ton of it in reliance on that, then found out lots of other people were selling it. (Told to me on a visit.) I don't remember seeing anything other than VC fiber when I was there, but since that is what I was there for I didn't look for anything else.

-- Kevin Crisp (krcrisp@aol.com), December 29, 2001.

Dave, B+H photo in NY has graded Oriental paper available (it's listed on it's website) Go to www.bhphotovideo.com or give them a call at 800 606 6969.

Good luck,


-- Brian Killigrew (bkilligrew@aol.com), December 29, 2001.

The U.S. importer for Oriental is a company named Imageoligists. They are located in LA

-- Bob Salomon (bob@hpmarketingcorp.com), December 29, 2001.

Oriental lists their dealers at the following webpage; however, I have also seen it at other photo stores not listed: http://www.orientalphotousa.com/Dealers.htm

-- Michael Feldman (mfeldman@qwest.net), December 29, 2001.


They told me at Freestyle that they were no longer going to carry Oriental. I did not ask why. They are changing a lot of things there, cutting out the rental shop, dropping lots of products. It looks like they are concentrating on film, chemicals, darkroom supplies, inkjet and other digital media, etc.

Mel Pierce in Hollywood carries Oriental. I don't have the number handy, so check the yellow pages, call and ask for Mario. If they are out of stock he can get it for you quickly. Also in LA, Samy's carries it, although the main store was out of stock last time I was there. Try calling the Venice store if the main store is out.

Hope this helps.

-- Dave Karp (davekarp@ix.netcom.com), December 30, 2001.

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