« on: April 19, 2013, 10:24:39 AM »
First of all, you GOTTA calibrate your monitor. Absolute Must. I use Spyder4Pro.
For quick prints for clients, I use CostCo. I found one in the Phoenix area which is run by people who maintain their equipment well, and the results are awesome. Find someplace that knows what they're doing.
For lots of prints, I have a membership with Zenfolio which works well for clients to directly order prints out of your albums which you can easily manage for your clients. Paying for the membership is worth it because I can set my price points. They also have lots of products which you can completely customize including downloads (with print releases attached) and unique products (more than even I've considered).
I used to own a printer (Canon), but it was such a pain to keep it printing properly during the stretches of time when I didn't have prints to do - calibration was tough and was constantly changing. I'm a big fan of online print shops who do nothing but print.
Extensive Jobs...White House or any of the myriad of the print shops who are out there. They've gotta be good to stay in business, so I've not yet found one which is bad. I guess there's always a first time, though... uh oh! =)