Fujifilm raises the price of photo paper and chemicals by 15%

Fujifilm has announced that it is updating its prices for consumable photographic products, namely some of its Crystal Archive color papers, photo chemicals and more.

The company says global prices for these products are rising but will vary from region to region. For the United States, this means a 15% increase.

“To address rising global costs of raw materials, energy, and increased transportation and logistics expenses, Fufijilm North America Corporation will implement a moderate increase in consumable product prices. Effective October 15, we will increase prices by 15% for all types of Fujicolor Crystal Archive color paper (except control strips and display materials), C-41 and E-6 film and RA-4 paper chemicals, cartridge chemical starter kits and other starters. , as well as acetic acids, hydroxides and all other chemical additives,” the company said in a statement to PetaPixel.

“At Fujifilm, we recognize the extreme importance that photography has in our society. As a long-time innovator in photographic products, we pride ourselves on continuing to provide high-quality products and services at a reasonable cost, which also contributes to a robust and healthy photo ecosystem.

This price increase comes on top of an earlier increase in movie prices for resellers that was over 60% in some regions, but 25% in the United States.

“The significant increase in raw material costs and manufacturing costs have increased, which is why Fujifilm North America Corporation has made the business decision to update prices for certain photo-related products,” a representative said. from Fujifilm to PetaPixel in April.

At the time, the company said it was evaluating potential price increases for its color photographic paper, processing chemicals and professional laboratory products and services. It seems that the evaluation of these increases is at least partially complete, as almost all will see price increases starting today.

Earlier this month, a new report from The World Silver Survey revealed that demand for silver rose 19% year-on-year, reaching its highest levels since 2015. Part of that increase has been attributed to the growing popularity of the film. However, Fujifilm’s continued price increases may make it harder for enthusiasts to afford the craft, no matter how popular the film.

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