Fuji is to close its E6 film processing lab in November 2014.

The

lab, based in Leeds, will remain open for another year to give photographers

time to have their Fujichrome Sensia process-paid film dealt with, said Fuji in a statement this afternoon.

The Fuji lab is a partnership between Fujifilm and professional Leeds-based processing lab CC Imaging.

Fuji says CC Imaging is unaffected by the decision.

After

1 November 2014, photographers will continue to be able to have transparencies

processed at CC Imaging, though not under ‘Fujifilm

Processing Laboratory’ branding.

Fujifilm product manager Gabriel Da Costa said: ‘It is with obvious regret that we have had to plan for the closure of our processing lab.

‘Sensia film has been a major part of Fujifilm’s history, but increased production costs coupled with decreasing global demand led to Fujifilm Corporation in Japan discontinuing Sensia film in 2010.

‘As UK stocks of Sensia were run down, the numbers of E6 films being processed has obviously declined too.’

Customers with any queries are urged to call Fujifilm on 0113 244 8221 or visit www.fujifilmprocessinglaboratory.co.uk

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