Well, long story short, I will start a business this year. I need a printer which is versatile as new business owner. The printers main usage will be for photo prints and other graphics on paper. Currently, I own a Epson Workforce 630, which is not up to snuff printing quality photos to sell. It's more of a document work horse. I can't afford the plush pro graphic printer with several encyclopedia style manuals or worse: no manual! Furthermore, I'm thinking maybe a Canon Pixma pro 9000 II/9500 II or an Epson Stlyus pro 3880. I know the Epson costs more, maybe it's an unfair comparison? Any other printers that I'm overlooking? I want stellar function-ability, a long lasting product, ease of use or well documented interface, quality components, and the no brainer: beautiful prints! My price range is south of $1500. "Bang for the buck" is cool, but not always the wise solution. Imagine trying to gut a fish with a butter knife! Although a cheaper solution is appreciated! I read a few reviews on Red River Paper and DP review about the mentioned Canons and I have found a few about the Epson. However, without operating a printer beforehand, how does one select the proper horse to pull the carriage? A few odd questions, I read that some printers are very thirsty for ink, which is expected, but is this the rule or internet scuttlebutt? I'm looking at paper, but since I'm new, I'm not sure about the uses for all the different types of paper, such as using satin for landscapes and glossy for portraits? Is there an article or a paper review site on the web? I can't find anything for "professionals"? Can somebody recommend a book about the art of printing and the selection process for paper etc? Are t-shirt graphics printed on paper, then applied to the material? I realize the learning curve is pretty steep, like certain software, but I have to start printing sooner than later if I will be competitive as photographer/graphic designer. Thanks in advance and the help is always appreciated!