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Of course I have only 10 students in my course, so we are not using hundreds
I use a bulk loader to load our own black and white film--I can get 400ASA
D-Max from a company in California called FREESTYLE-- for about $26.00 a
100ft. roll. The cassettes are reusable, and cost about .25 each so I can
roll film for my students at less than $1.00 per roll. The loader is a one
time investment--not expensive, but I haven't bought one since 1985 so I
don't know what they cost now. I guess you have to decide if the chemisty
and technical backup is worth $5.00 a roll..and I am sure it is if you don't
have your own darkroom & equipment. I get wonderful service (and advice)
from Linn Photo in Cedar Rapids. The advice is free, the chemistry is very
competitively priced, and the school rep will often deliver things to you and
give help on site...like, he helped me assemble an enlarger.
I'd be very willing to share my photography curriculum, etc. if you would
like, Nancy. BTW, my daughter will probably be attending Luther next year
as a music major. Weren't you in the Diane Foster technology workshop summer