Hey guys - don't jump off the boat here. Most good quality home printers will print on various papers, it depends on the relative quality you want in the print ... doesn't mean home printers will mimic silver halide processing ... it just means different paper quality on a low lever or a high level printer will vary results.
My original question was and still is, do any of you print on a high-level printer instead of sending work out to the lab. And the reason I ask it is to know if the quality of printers today has risen enough that clients find it acceptable to buy prints as well as SH photos.
As technology improves in cameras, so does it in printers - and what once took a $10k printer can now be found in a <$1000 printer. Depends on what the customer desires.
SO, my point? Are customers now requesting more photos at less cost, and accepting ink-jet or laser-jet prints instead of SH process? I was not intending to get into a debate about which printer is better or worse, or the paper quality, nor making fun of anyone's answer - obviously, better paper better print - better printer, better print - better printer and better paper, better prints. None surpass SH processing, but the two process do not equate to one another in quality either.