>Most of you use ink-jet printers for the output of your pictures.
>Why don't you use digital minilabs, like Fuji Frontier?
1) Availability. I don't know of anywhere near me that has one
2) Cost. I can do A3 prints cheaper on my 1160
3) Detail. I can get more information onto the paper with an inkjet than
with a minilab. The printer isn't as limited in the range of values or
manipulations that are possible.
4) Control. As others have mentioned, the inkjet allows me to decide how
I want the print to be. Otherwise the technician at the lab decides.
Having said all that, archival quality on Crystal Archive would be nice.
I don't have a CIS and pigmented inks.
Rob Geraghty email@example.com