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I've been working with a few other photographers and due to the volume of photos we get printed it started to sound attractive to have our own professional printer at the studio.
Having a professional grade printer would:
- Lower our costs on printing
- Allow for faster prints (this is the most important for us right now)
- Allow for better color calibration (second most important reason)
- Allow for "extra" services when we're not actually using the printer, as sell photo printing services
The thing is: none of us have absolutely no idea where to start!
Which solution would be better (in quality, longevity and cost): inkjet or dye-sublimation?
Should we get a big format printer like the Pixma (inkjet) or a smaller one like the 6x9" dye-sublimation? (the 6x9" would serve us well but probably not all clients)
Should we get something like a Kodak Kiosk with the user-interface/card reader stuff or just a really good printer and attach to our Macs? Any suggestions on the best printers we should take a look at?
Any tips and hints will help!
Thank you in advance!