I was talking to a fellow silver printer the other day (large and ultra large format), and he told me he is considering converting his work to digital output, buying the scanner, printer, etc. His reason is interesting, and something I hadn't considered. He, like many of us, does something else for a living (framer w/ a small gallery), so his available printing time is limited. His experience with gallery owners, in his effort to find representation, is that they want him to have complete editions printed up front. This is also somewhat tied into availability of papers going forward. I thought about this. I usually print anywhere from 2 to 6 prints the first time, of a given size, with a detailed recipe to reproduce the print again later, the idea being an edition size of maybe 20. (Hasn't been a problem yet!) So what do I do 5 years out when someone wants a print that was printed on a paper no longer available, and how good a match does the market expect, anyway? With burning, dodging, toning, etc., I don't expect "perfect" matches, but I get very close (side by side match is very good). We've seen the evolution of prints of Ansel and others over time as the technology changed, but it may not matter for famous guys, and most of us are not famous. I'm opening a show this weekend printed on Forte 16x20 and am also waiting for Freestyle to receive their next shipment so I can continue printing. I've probably said enough here, you get the idea. Any thoughts out there?