Dear All,

The perception seems to be that the amount of silver in photo products is 'very' small ( pennies! ) as a percentage of the selling price, the amount of silver in each box of paper and roll of film ( especially monochrome paper and film ) as a percentage of the total raw material costs is now very,very high indeed, and needless to say more than twice the cost to us than it was a mere 7 months ago.

But DW Thomas is also correct in that the price of silver as a raw material, although double, will not double the retail cost or indeed anywhere like it.

Simon. ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :