All photographic prints 16x20 and smaller are personally produced pigment inkjet prints. We offer traditional 4x6 to 8x10 prints and fine art 8x10 to 16x20 prints. For larger fine art print pigment prints, I use a fantastic local print studio, http://www.lightboxinc.com/, a Hahnemuhle Certified Studio.
Pigment based inkjet prints, in terms of quality, are superior to professional lab chromogenic prints. The inkjet process involves precision placement of thousands of microscopic ink droplets per inch on to an inkjet receptive coated paper, creating a color precise, increased gamut and perfectly sharp print. The pigment ink process can produce some bronzing in highlight regions, but has increased resistance to heat and light, allows the choice of hundreds of paper types and removes traditional lab size constraints.
Professional photo labs use a chromogenic print process on papers such as Fuji Chrystal Archive or Kodak Endura, and use LEDs to expose photosensitive papers using dyes. They are very similar to conventional photographic dark room prints, exposed to light and chemically processed. This dye based process allows the tones to blend together, creating continuous tone prints. However, this process reduces sharpness of the final image, introduces color inaccuracies and makes the print more susceptible to fading from light and heat. Size constraints are also introduced by these labs.