Printing on Photo Paper

The hardware necessary for printing digital images on photographic paper is too expensive for most private users or small companies, so most people have their photo prints made by a lab or an online service. The consumer segment is a well-developed, value mass market, served generally by the same labs that used to serve the analog photo market. Digital prints are generally no more expensive to produce than analog prints from negatives or slides.

You can take your digital originals to the photo store (nowadays on a CD or a memory card rather than on film) and transfer them to the service provider’s computer there, or you can transfer then directly from home via the Internet. Today’s high-speed Internet connections make it ...

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