Business: Pix in a Fix

Silver costs hit film users

Camera buffs may continue urging subjects to "Smile," but there probably will be little smiling on the other side of the shutter. Reacting to the rise in the price of silver from $6 per oz. to a high of $41.50 over the past year, Kodak last week announced increases of up to 75% on its whole line of film products. A twelve-exposure cassette of Kodacolor II, for example, went from $1.86 to $2.15, and a 36-picture roll of Kodachrome slides jumped from $4.40 to $5.29. The steepest increases were for graphic arts films and photo typesetting paper...

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