Kodak Hikes Prices for Photographic Paper

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Dave the Guy, May 22, 2006.

  1. Dave the Guy

    Dave the Guy Guest

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. is raising prices for
    photographic paper this summer to offset a steady rise in the cost of
    raw materials, including pulp, silver and petrochemicals.

    Kodak, which is in the midst of a mammoth digital overhaul, said Monday
    that the price hikes will take effect in July, varying from around 4
    percent to 10 percent across a wide range of silver halide-based paper
    made for both consumer and professional markets.

    ''Over the past several years, Kodak has been absorbing unrelenting
    increases in the costs of raw materials,'' the company said in a
    statement.

    ''Other costs tied to the escalating price of energy, including
    transportation and packaging, also have increased,'' it said. ''These
    pressures have reached the point where they can no longer be offset by
    Kodak's ongoing productivity programs.''

    The company has racked up $2.2 billion in restructuring costs since
    January 2004. It reported a $298 million loss in the first quarter --
    its sixth straight quarterly loss.

    Kodak shares fell 35 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $23.51 in morning
    trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
     
    Dave the Guy, May 22, 2006
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  2. Heh, heh. Leave it to Kodak to raise prices on something they no longer
    even manufacture.

    I remember an observation from someone a while back, something to the effect
    that 'Kodak's ability to piss off and alienate its lifelong customers is
    nothing short of breathless...'

    Does this fall into that category?

    Ken
     
    Ken Nadvornick, May 22, 2006
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  3. Dave the Guy

    Mike King Guest

    Kodak still makes paper, just no more black and white paper.
     
    Mike King, May 22, 2006
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  4. Oops... my bad. You are so correct. My monochrome world stops at Kentmere
    Bromide graded. Maybe I ought to get out more...? <g>

    Thanks,
    Ken
     
    Ken Nadvornick, May 23, 2006
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  5. Dave the Guy

    nailer Guest

    who cares, real men use Fuji color materials and Ilford B&W.
    Good riddance EK.



    On 22 May 2006 09:41:03 -0700, "Dave the Guy"

    #ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Eastman Kodak Co. is raising prices for
    #photographic paper this summer to offset a steady rise in the cost of
    #raw materials, including pulp, silver and petrochemicals.
    #
    #Kodak, which is in the midst of a mammoth digital overhaul, said
    Monday
    #that the price hikes will take effect in July, varying from around 4
    #percent to 10 percent across a wide range of silver halide-based
    paper
    #made for both consumer and professional markets.
    #
    #''Over the past several years, Kodak has been absorbing unrelenting
    #increases in the costs of raw materials,'' the company said in a
    #statement.
    #
    #''Other costs tied to the escalating price of energy, including
    #transportation and packaging, also have increased,'' it said. ''These
    #pressures have reached the point where they can no longer be offset
    by
    #Kodak's ongoing productivity programs.''
    #
    #The company has racked up $2.2 billion in restructuring costs since
    #January 2004. It reported a $298 million loss in the first quarter --
    #its sixth straight quarterly loss.
    #
    #Kodak shares fell 35 cents, or 1.5 percent, to $23.51 in morning
    #trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
     
    nailer, May 23, 2006
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  6. Dave the Guy

    Greg \_\ Guest

    In part,

    I like Ilford a lot, Fuji I like all of their films........Kodak I like
    The Endura color paper much better than my experience with Fuji papers,
    the Fuji negatives just print better on Kodak papers. I really don't
    care if prices go up,....I just charge more.
     
    Greg \_\, May 23, 2006
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  7. Dave the Guy

    UC Guest

    Who cares?
     
    UC, May 23, 2006
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  8. Dave the Guy

    John Guest

    Isn't it a shame ? Kodak did make some of the very best papers up
    until the digital debacle. From Kodabromide and Ektalure to Polymax II
    RC. Even Elite was pretty good though I still prefer Galerie.

    ==
    John S. Douglas
    Photographer & Webmaster
    www.legacy-photo,com
    www.xs750.net
     
    John, May 24, 2006
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  9. Dave the Guy

    Greg \_\ Guest

    I still prefer Galerie.

    Haha you said Giclee :^D
     
    Greg \_\, May 24, 2006
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    John Guest

    John, May 25, 2006
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