Hewwo from Windy Sheffy,
Now then,cautionary word here,,,,,having a printer at home is deffo a good move,and,i agree that using a lab for any sort of quantity is a good move.
Having a printer at home though is only the start of it,you will soon get into the wonderful world of printer calibration,which is the point at which you will consider all sorts of dark things,
kicking people to death,boiling the cat,liking showjumping,jumping off the local tall building(ok,i was kidding about the showjumping)etc etc,
for me,all of the big name printers will do a very good job,ive got an Epson R1800,had it for ages and its very good at what it does,no one has ever complained about the prints they have had off me,
i do however still have nightmares about matching the damn prints to what appears on the screen,,,,,as you will soon see !!
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