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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 12:41 PM

Do you pros that sell prints have your own printer or do you use a service?  I would guess that a home printer would be good if you sold stuff up to, say, 11X14, but bigger than that, the quality printers must get really spendy.





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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:19 PM

If you can justify the cost ( of purchase or "hiring" ) you can do it yourself ( good printer + professional grade calibration toolkit [ camera + monitor + printer calibrator ] ), or cooperate with a printing company ( once you "dial in" your "settings" you stay with them to get consistent results ).

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 01:39 PM

From my personal experience I can say that when you have little to print it's not worth it to buy a printer. When you have a lot to print also not worth it to buy a printer because it becomes very expensive. I found some places that print a lot cheaper then I can print at home with the same quality. Why then people  and mostly pros buying printers?


You print on your printer print-proofs for the client. The photo on the paper looks different then photo on computer screen. That is why people print. This year is almost over. I may be printed 6 large prints this year. That's all for me that would be a waist to buy a printer. I do have a small printer for proofs, and that's all. Also when you print at the shop the person who does your print job knows better what needs to be done with your photo and can suggest a few things for you. I discovered a lot at the print shop it's a trade on its own. So go figure, everyone would have their own requirements for printing.

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