You probably like the convenience and control of making prints at home with your inkjet printer. With a little practice, you can get outstanding results and a good measure of personal satisfaction by doing your own printing. There are times when it might be a better option to turn to a professional photofinisher to do the work, however. In the early days of digital, this usually wasn't an option, as most labs weren't yet capable of printing from digital files. A lot has changed in a few years, and now even the photo lab at your local drugstore may be offering prints from your digital images.
Why Give Up Creative Control To A Lab When You Can Do It At Home?
1. You need lots of prints, and quick! Family events and holiday celebrations can generate dozens or even hundreds of images. While there might be a few images of which you're proud and want to work on personally, chances are that most of the photos aren't shots you'll end up framing. Still, your family and friends want to see everything—especially those prints of themselves—and will likely want copies. Add it up and you could spend an entire weekend making 4x5 copies for the lot of them. Save that time to work on your favorite images and let a lab handle the big reprint order.