Any time that you hear digital printing refered to it is in the context of nice inkjet printers, output sharpening, calibration, and the like. Of course, this is the way it is done. It has to be for the best results.
However, more than anything else in photography this seems to be a rich man's only world.
I am a student with almost no income, most of which goes toward school related expenses when I do have it. 95% of my work is either web only or newsprint only, but I really would like to be able to produce a decent print every once in a while. There is no way on this earth that I could afford any sort of printer or anything of those means. This leaves me with the option of going to local big box retail chains for my printing.
Is there any real way for someone like me to produce decent prints for not a huge sum of money? Perhaps a website or a checklist of things to do to improve the quality of the prints that i get from the chain stores, or so on or so forth.
I am not complaining here. I fully understand that money much be sunk into a hobby to get the best results and I am not whining because I can't get the best for free. I am just curious if there is any path for me to take.