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Fujifilm Introduces
Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital PEARL Paper
March 5, 2007

Origin Of News Release: Valhalla, NY
Original Release Date: March 5, 2007
Announcement: Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital PEARL Paper
Availability: Spring 2007

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc. today introduced Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digital PEARL Paper, a new silver halide color photo paper for professional commercial prints. Developed exclusively for digital output, PEARL Paper yields high quality glossy digital prints with a distinctive pearl-like appearance, making it ideal for professional applications such as commercial, fashion and portrait photography.

PEARL Paper was designed to meet the growing, diverse demands for commercial prints and it enables photographers to expand their customer print options. Embedded pearl-like crystals produce a high gloss reflectance, particularly in highlights, to enhance the warmth and depth of printed images.

Commercial photographers will find the lustrous, rich textural quality of PEARL Paper particularly beneficial in situations where subject matter involves highly saturated colors, fabrics or metallic objects. Its high D-max, purer whiteness and vibrant color reproduction deliver a wide tonal range, sharp text quality and high color saturation and allow commercial photographers to deliver stunning prints that capture viewer attention.

PEARL Paper features a thick base and high stiffness to enhance durability, rendering it ideal for portrait photography. Portrait photographers will also appreciate the capability of PEARL Paper to accurately reproduce a wide range of skin tones while adding a distinctive look to add value to wedding packages and other creative opportunities.

Technology Advancements

The introduction of PEARL Paper represents the latest application of Fujifilm's advanced thin-layer coating manufacturing technology. PEARL Paper is coated with the latest generation of Fujicolor Crystal Archive digital emulsion technologies.

PEARL Paper also incorporates the following technologies:

  • Fujifilm Pearl Technology: PEARL Paper contains highly specialized pearl mica pigments that produce silver-white and metallic reflectance effects through an interplay of transparency, refraction, coating and multiple reflections. Fujifilm pearl technology does not impede the physical properties of the paper, such as paper cutting.
  • X-Coupler Technology: PEARL Paper incorporates the latest cyan coupler known as X-Coupler Technology, as seen in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C, that enables the paper to reproduce subtle shades of green and the most vibrant shades of blues and red.
  • NLS (New Low Stain Spectral-Sensitizer) Technology and ARR (Advanced Resistance-to-Radiation) Technology: Also seen in Fujicolor Crystal Archive Professional Paper Super Type C, NLS and ARR technologies enable pure whites and distinct highlights and suppress color paper fogging caused by ambient radiation, ensuring that unexposed PEARL Paper retains its whiteness.
PEARL Paper can be used in conjunction with conventional medium- or large- scale digital photographic printer systems or Fujifilm Frontier Digital Labs, and will be available in select sizes up to 50 inches in width. Fujifilm PEARL Paper will begin shipping in spring 2007.

For more information, please visit http://www.fujifilmusa.com/pma.

About Fujifilm

Fujifilm brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries including medical, life sciences, consumer electronic, chemical, graphic arts, information systems, photography and office products based on its vast portfolio of digital, optical, fine chemical and thin film coating technologies. The company provides products and services that contribute to the advancement of culture, science, technology and industry, as well as to improved health and environmental protection. It is the global leader in digital minilabs; Computed Radiography systems; ink dyes, pigments and UV inks for inkjet printers and materials used in the production of flat panel displays. It was ranked number 15 for U.S. patents granted in 2006, employs more than 75,000 people worldwide and in the year ended March 31, 2006, had global revenues of $22.8 billion.

FUJIFILM U.S.A., Inc., Valhalla, NY, is a U.S. marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, providing digital and analog photographic Imaging Systems, Recording/Storage Media and Motion Picture Film products and services to consumers, professionals and businesses.

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