I would like to make the leap from dye based printing to pigment. I currently use a Canon i9900 13x19 printer. It has provided flawless service and high quality output. However, my photography has become a more serious pastime and I am becoming concerned about the longevity of dye ink prints since I am beginning to mat and frame them.
I am seeking suggestions for how to prepare for the transition, i.e. particular knowledge, skills or experience specific to pigment ink usage that would serve me well to acquire prior to purchasing a new printer.