Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd. announces price increase of pre-press consumables.

March 6, 2006

Fuji Photo Film Co.,Ltd. has announced that it will implement a worldwide price increase for its graphic prepress consumables; Graphic Arts film, PS plate, CTP plate, Proofing materials, and Chemicals.
Effective immediately, the price increase are substantial and at double digit, but vary depending on markets and regions.
The company cited the continuing rapid escalation in raw materials and energy costs as key reasons for the price increase.

"The action is necessitated by the sustained increase in raw material costs especially silver and aluminum coupled with dramatically higher energy costs.
We want to assure our customers that we continue to drive to sustain our leading position in industry in terms of production development and customer service, and to maintain this position the price increase is necessary" said Kazuto Sameshima, General Manager of Graphic Systems Business Division.