Home InkJet vs Commercial Lab prints

Started Mar 30, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Home InkJet vs Commercial Lab prints

I've pretty much moved away from printing anything but proofs on my color inkjet (yes... an aging HP 722c - I also have an Epson Stylus Photo R200 used mainly for printing on CDs and DVDs). I know there are some very sophisticated inkjet printers now with archival inks, but tell me... why would you print at home when you can get chemically processed prints (i.e. those done on a Fuji Frontier printer) for prices probably cheaper than what it costs for paper and ink?

When producing prints for my photo clients (I do mostly high school senior and family portrait work) I find I get great results having my prints made at Costco and the prices can't be beat.

Am I missing something here? Aside from perhaps instant results and a bit more color control, is there anything to recommend home-done injet prints over chemically processed lab prints?

Just curious to hear what I might be missing here... Thanks...
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