Ilford Price Jump is official

Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Rob Skeoch, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Rob Skeoch

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    I received this Monday late afternoon. This is from the Canadian distributor of Ilford and Kentmere. I haven't had a chance to compare the prices but a quick glance looked like 25% on film like HP5 8x10.

    As a result of the unprecedented rise in the price of silver over the past
    year, the key raw material in Photographic film and paper, Harman
    Technology - Ilford and Kentmere branded products - have announced a
    significant price increase effective Feb. 1, 2011. The increase applies to
    all Silver Halide based products including Ilford and Kentmere black and
    white papers, films and Scientific products. Chemical and accessory items
    are not affected by this increase.

    Due to stock limitations, we reserve the right to limit purchases on all
    Ilford and Kentmere film and paper products that are covered by this
    increase.


    I'll try and post the new prices on my website tomorrow.
    -Rob Skeoch
    www.bigcameraworkshops.com
     
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    But if we order before Feb 1 we still get the old price or no?
     
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    Your question is answered in Rob's post:

    "Due to stock limitations, we reserve the right to limit purchases on all
    Ilford and Kentmere film and paper products that are covered by this
    increase."

    I interpret that as: Maybe, maybe not, depending on stock.
     
  4. Christopher Walrath

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    See Simon's post re: price increase. It is warranted. However, Ilford will be around with products for us in the foreseeable future as opposed to those who shall remain (Great Yellow Father) nameless.
     
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    I chatted with my Ilford distributor this morning.
    It seems no products have been discontinued and no changes to the minimal orders on products. It's just a price change.

    Right now I have stock of a lot of paper and film. It's at the old price. Yesterday I ordered a lot of paper and film, if it was in stock at the distributor it will ship at the old price. If it's in the container on the way from the UK to Canada it will ship at the old price, if it's part of an order already placed by the distributor with Ilford it will ship at the old price.
    If it's not already on order with Ilford it will ship at the new price.

    I have a couple examples of price changes on my most popular items.

    HP5 8x10 current price is $105.33 new price is $124.19
    FP4 120 Current price is $5.57 new price is $6.10
    Multigrade Fibrebase Glossy 8x10 100 sheet current price is $98.61, new price is $124.26
    Multigrade Fibrebase Warmtone Glossy 11x14 50 sheets current price is $122.80, new price is $154.72

    Kenmere products have a price increase of 21% across the board.
     
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    WOW, this paper doesn't cost quite as much in the US, but I don't even want to think about the increase. I already ordered a box and a bunch of rolls of FP4 in 120.
     
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    Oh well...like I said before, I am still extremely grateful to be able to shoot, process film and paper.
     
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    I hate to see the increase price but at least the products are not being discontiued

    Jeff
     
  9. Wayne

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    I'll still buy film although when you think of it, this really is fast becoming a rich man's game, if you want to shoot 8x10 at $5 a pop. A good day of 20 exposures is $100 which is $36,500/year. Thankfully not many 8x10 photographers have days or years that good, but still....ouch.
     
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    Prices will continue to rise to keep chemicals, paper and film available. I will buy them as I need them. I only buy large quantities for special projects or if I product that I like is disappearing.

    Steve
     
  11. Rob Skeoch

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    You're right Wayne, at $5 a shot you would burn through $100 bucks in a day if you shot 20 frames. Now it would be tough to do 20 frames in a day with an 8x10 but some days it might happen.

    Of course the alternative would be to use the $100 and buy a second balcony ticket to a NHL or NBA game.

    -rob