Here is the text of a recent press release on the future of disc film:
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (Reuter) - Eastman Kodak Co. said Friday it would stop making Kodak Gold disc film for disc cameras by Dec. 31, 1998.
Disc cameras, introduced by Kodak in 1982, have not been sold since 1989. Kodak is the only remaining maker of disc film, and offers two products -- a 15-exposure single pack, and a 15-exposure two-pack.
``Newer photographic technology has eclipsed disc photography, and has given disc consumers better products to choose from,'' said Gregory Walker, worldwide category manager for Cartridge Film Products, Kodak
``As a result, we would like to help them move on to other
Kodak products that will be just as easy to use, but will yield
even better snapshots,'' he said.
Eastman Kodak said it would offer a consumer incentive program later this year to invite disc camera users to switch to Kodak Advantix camera and film products.
Kodak stock was down $2.50 at $86 on the New York Stock Exchange in early afternoon trading.
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