I define a top end printer as one who makes their sole income from printmaking.
I also know there are many top end printers who do not , some of them here , but my experience/comments are biased to the printers who work for others.

Quote Originally Posted by ROL View Post
Well, yes and no. Except for the absurd notion that I would qualify (haven't taken the exams yet) as a "top end printer", I make printing records only for my own use, mainly for the purpose of repeatability and scaling up of enlargements. But, true enough, they are not gospel, but mere guides to ease the printing of a previously printed negative. Every day is a new "performance" the charm of hand made analog printing.