Effective May 1, 2011, Kodak will be raising prices of its plate products in all regions of the world. The price of conventional plates can increase by as much as 20 percent. Digital plates will increase by five to 10 percent.
“Kodak understands the difficulty our customers face with increasing costs for many of the consumables used in the printing process, from ink and paper to energy and fuel,” said Doug Edwards, General Manager, Prepress Solutions and Vice President, Kodak. “During a time when all companies are facing added costs of doing business, we will work closely with our customers to ensure that both their plate needs and business requirements are met as effectively as possible.”
Kodak attributes the need to increase prices to rising key raw material costs. Specific costs will be conveyed to users and dealers in April.
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