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I did some family photography over the holidays and tried printing a few. Well, my beautiful daughter's uglier-than-sin step brothers broke my printer. SSo I shipped them off to wallyworld, a few blocks away. When I got the photos a couple hours later I wondered if replacing the broken printer was a wise decision.
At work over the years I wrote contract specs, bought and used (with your tax dollars) dozens of laser, dye sub, wide format ink jet printers and about $6 million of drum scanners, proofing systems, offset presses and toner based file-in, completed book out quick print systems. But personally I've only owned three printers: a dot matrix purchased in 1982 with my Tandy TRS-100 portable computer, a B&W Apple StyleWriter dot-matrix with my Mac 6100 in 1994, and a HP7980 8/C letter size about 10 years ago.
When I need prints I go to Costco. The geek side of me would love to play around with printing, but with the few prints I produce a year it's just not worth the expense of buying a new one. If I worked as a pro doing anything other than large fine arts prints where the profit margin justified the time invested in DIY printing I'd send the work to a pro lab like WHCC.