VALHALLA, NY—August 9, 2012—Despite efforts to control costs, Fujifilm North America Corp., Graphic Systems Division, announced that it is implementing price increases for Fujifilm branded newspaper plates and processing chemicals effective Sept. 1, 2012.
Fujifilm makes ongoing structural reforms to reduce fixed costs and improve productivity; however, these price increases are necessary due to the rising costs of energy, transportation, petroleum-based raw materials, labor, and packaging used in the manufacturing of graphic arts materials. The prices will increase by up to six percent on selected newspaper plates and processing chemicals.
Fujifilm North America Corp., a marketing subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings America, consists of five operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the printing industry. http://www.fujifilmusa.com