>Before we can give you some useful suggestions we need to >know your parameters/expectations. What do you want to print? >Color, B&W, using fine art matte papers or photo papers? >Portraits or nature scenes, both? What sizes, what sort of >volume are you anticipating? Is archival ink important to you? >Do you want a dedicated photo printer or an all-in-one?
For me it's tough to say, because I don't know what I don't know! Well, I guess I'll take a stab at it anyway.
I want to do both color and B&W, mostly portraits. I will probably keep it simple at first, going with photo paper. As for sizes I would think standard 8x10 and 11x14. I may do a little nature now and then, but at first I am going to concentrate on portrait work. As for work flow, I would say not much at first anyway. Once I get some experience under my belt I may do more. A lot depends on my budget of course.
I don't know about archival ink, so for now I would say no.
I would want a dedicated photo printer as I already have a printer for normal printing duties.
I suppose a printer that has features that can grow with my style would be desirable.