If you can offer me some recommendations on a good printer/products, or if you can point me to a thread (or threads) that would provide me with some feedback on this. Right now I take my card to a really awesome developer, but I'd like to be able to print some stuff at home, and I don't want something that'll print Walfart quality prints. I don't want to spend thousands of dollars, but I want something that will give me professional quality prints, something that will last me a few years. Also, I don't do glossy.....so if you can recommend some quality matte (or other) paper. I have a Nikon D80, and at the moment I have the worst laptop in the world, but I'm planning on getting a MAC (probably a macbook pro) in the near future (unless someone can give me some good reasons why an imac would be just as sufficient....I don't need mobility, I just need good processing/storage/memory, etc.). Additionally, how much paper/ink do you go through per xx amount of pictures? I print out pretty much everything I do (too many "i lost all my pictures" horror stories), so I want it to be just as cost effective as going to the developer, but with the convenience of doing it at home. I'm thinking as I type.....I'd like to have scanning abilities too, as I have a LOT of stuff from my film days that I'd like to be able to scan at a decent quality too. Thank you, in advance. I know I don't often post, but I hope y'all will humor me anyway.