Fujifilm announced last month that it was raising the price it charged for its photo paper from anywhere between five and 20%. That’s not the price Fuji charges you the consumer, but the price Fuji charges its business customers. Fujifilm supplies photo paper to a wide number of clients, including many retail outlets like Wal-Mart, for their photo printing needs. So, if Fuji is charging their customers more for photo paper will you, the photo-printing-consumer, get stuck with a higher bill when you want to make prints?
Probably not. This is not the first time photo paper suppliers have raised the prices they’ve charged their customers. Back in 2008, multiple paper suppliers boosted their prices without passing along that price increase in a major way to their own customers (i.e. you). Hopefully this history repeats itself.