Basically, you buy 10 or 50-count packages of 16×20″ prints, and then order in the future as you need them. Kodak Matte, Glossy, and Lustre papers cost just $5 each, and the amazing Metallic paper will set you back just $5 a print.
I pre-ordered a 10-pack of Lustre, because it’s somewhat of a crossbreed between Matte and Glossy. Metallic is amazing for anything with lots of crazy light and colors – especially long exposures at night.
Trust me, if you’ve never printed above an 8×10″ or 11×14″ you’re going to be amazed at how nice a large print can look on your wall or in a portfolio book. And remember, a physical print is also a form of backup in case your computer dies!
And if you’re only experiencing your photography on a computer screen, you owe it to yourself to start printing and find out what you are really of capable of making with your camera and imagination.