I was wondering if any of you had any experience getting prints made online on any of the higher-end paper options. I'm looking to experiment with the various lightjet-printed papers, particularly the "pearl" and "B&W-optimized" varieties. Forgive my ignorance on the matter...I really don't know much about traditional photo paper, as came to photography well into the digital age. I have, however, always found well-done film prints (particularly silver halide) to be light-years ahead of anything done with a digital shot and an inkjet printer. And now that selling an occasional print seems like a very real possibility, I'd really like to give my shots a better representation than *cough* Costco *cough.* Aw hell, who am I kidding...I'm not embarrassed about getting Costco prints...they're ridiculously cheap and not altogether crappy. Still, on to bigger and better things!
So far I've found a few places: Mpix seems to be a popular one, and there are a couple more that are prohibitively expensive. This site: www.fromexprolab.com is quite cheap, but seems a bit questionable.
Anyway, any opinions and/or suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!