The problem with digital prints is on the small size print like 4x6 and 5x7. At 8x10 and up if you have a good scan then digital print can be the same if not even better than optical print. The problem with small size print is that the printer resolution is only about 300ppi (some noritsu machine did do 400ppi) but that is signifcantly lower than what an optical print can achieve at 4x6 size. At larger size, the film resolution is becoming the limitation.