Hi Edward, How is Marienplatz these days? !! --- Your point about truth in labeling is important. But we do have other more informative labels, for example: Made in USA (Assembled in Mexico) Packaged in the EU etc. The source of the paper base would not really affect MY choice of labeling, if I were the papers manufacturer... The sensitization of the paper, that is the production of the photographic emulsion, and where the coating was done, is what I would consider the criteria that fixes country of origin. (This is not a legal definition, just my perspective) So when I see 'Made in Japan', on a box of sensitized paper, I expect the emulsion to have been made in Japan, and probably coated there as well. Certainly, we have to be careful of how we interpret what we find on any shallow lable description, but if it said 'Made in Japan' and it was in fact not MADE but only PACKAGED in Japan that would be a deception and well a lie. I don't think that is the case here. Ray -------------------------------------------------- --- "Edward C. Zimmermann" <edz@xxxxxxx> wrote: > Quoting Richard Knoppow <dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>: > > > > Oriental paper there when shopping a couple of > weeks ago. It seems to me the > > labels stated it was made in Japan. I don't think > its rebranded paper. > > Freestyle still has a fair variety of papers. > > "Made in XYZ" does not mean that the product was > made from start to finish at > a factory in XYZ. > > This is a common gray area. > > Oriental can import a jumbo from the UK into Japan, > have it cut and packaged > into boxes with "Made in Japan"..... The box and the > cut paper, afterall, would > indeed have been made in Japan. > > Loads of examples are possible. > > An English photographic paper could just as well use > paper stocks from a > mill in Germany. English? German? The coated paper > (or film) could have > traveled to a company in Germany where it went into > boxes? Made in England? > Made in Germany? > > Made in Japan? > > -- > -- > Edward C. Zimmermann, Basis Systeme netzwerk, Munich > Office Leo (R&D): > Leopoldstrasse 53-55, D-80802 Munich, > Federal Republic of Germany > http://www.nonmonotonic.net __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ============================================================================================================= To unsubscribe from this list, go to www.freelists.org and logon to your account (the same e-mail address and password you set-up when you subscribed,) and unsubscribe from there.