smbooth wrote:First time Ive heard of faulty Ilford film, but i suppose it must happen.
About 35-38 years ago, I had some bulk rolls of HP5 135 film. After running a couple of rolls off, I was pretty surprised to find that there were no markings on the rebates. Nothing at all, no frame numbers, which usually ran from zero through to forty, and no identification of what the actual film was.
I contacted Ilford Australia, who thought I was joking. Eventually the fella I was talking to realised I wasn't. As I then worked for a graphic arts trade house, where we consumed truck loads (literally) of Ilford, Kodak and Agfa sensitive products, they called in to my work.
We also used Ilford 135 bulk film at my work. After a check, it was noted that work had about 10 x 30M rolls of HP5. We quickly opened a can, loaded about a metre of it into our roller transport B&W film machine. As the film emerged, it was obvious there were no rebate markings on these bulk films either.
We all assumed that the rebate machine in England wasn't feeling flash that day; pun intended.