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Are Black & White Photos Getting More Expensive?

If you like to print your photos in black and white, there’s some bad news on the horizon. Ilford, makers of black-and-white photo papers announced they’re raising the price of their Monochrome Papers by 20 percent. It’s not clear whether Ilford’s customers (photo labs and other professional printers) are going to pass along those price increases to you, the consumer, but it’s a possibility.

This isn’t the first price increase in the photo paper world of late. Fujifilm announced in December that it was hiking the price on its color photo paper. From what we’ve seen from the Wal-Marts and other retailers of the world, it doesn’t look like these price increases have “trickled down” to the consumer. At least, not yet.

[Hat tip: EZ Prints]

Author:Greg Scoblete

Greg Scoblete is the editor of Your Digital Life. He has been covering the photographic world for the past ten years for a variety of publications including PDN, This Week in Consumer Electronics and Digital Photographer.