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Old 27th March 2014
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Re: Printing??????

The first thing I would say is that you have to have a clear idea of what you're going to use it for.

Unless you are in the "fine art photography" arena then don't expect having your own printer to be cost effective. But let's be honest, if it's your hobby it's all going to be a drain on resources anyway

But, if all I want are some "snaps" of a holiday, for example, I think out-sourcing is a better option; it's cheaper and apart from anything else, life's too short to be churning out hundreds of prints.

I do my own printing of my 'special' images, not very many, which I occasionally exhibit, and if I am lucky, sell. But I don't break even. For me it's the challenge of getting a good print that I enjoy, it's part of my hobby, and for that reason I wouldn't consider out-sourcing. Also, I think it is very difficult to judge exactly how a file will be printed up by a third party, and the ability to run off test prints and tweak the file is, to my mind, essential.

Your needs may vary though.

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