I am wondering how lightjet prints, mostly from Durst Lambdas, compare to Ultrachrome or Lucia prints in terms of gamut, DMax, resolution, and overall image quality.
Obviously, there is a much larger range of media available for inkjets, and I understand that all of this depends heavily on the quality of the profile and the chosen media. But my question is, in the hands of a skilled operator with good profiles using a similar media, is the potential image quality of one significantly greater than the other? Or is it mostly a matter of a plus here, a minus there, take your pick?
My sense is that the lighjets, generally, have more gamut in the blues, and less in the reds; are comparable in terms of DMax, though probably a little less than the best ink/media combinations on inkjet; and have comparable detail resolution when printed at 400 ppi.
If there are more or less fundamental limitations of one over the other in terms of image quality, what might these be?