Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
R&D dollars did not filter down from any one source. In fact, even today the second biggest seller by EK and Fuji are their color papers.

PE
Ron, Fujifilm is now producing much more RA-4 color paper (on a mē basis) then film. RA-4 demand has been much more stable than film demand (a very high volume of prints from digital files are printed on RA-4 by high volume labs like CeWe and Fuji Eurocolor; that compensates to a significant extent the lower demand from the film side). In some major markets they see even increasing demand for RA-4 products. That's why they continue R&D and introduce new papers. Like the silver-gelatin papers for photobooks introduced at Photokina (I've seen them there, excellent quality).

Best regards,
Henning