My question is about the quality-permanence of digital photo to wet process print via commercial labs. I have been using a local service which takes my digital files and transfers them to a processor which outputs prints via a chemical process onto the well regarded Fuji Crystal Archive paper. Little information on the process and the permanence of the prints was available from the photo store that provides this service, except the technician stated that the chemistry is well maintained (but no information about the wash cycle before drying). Apparently the digital image is projected onto the photosensitive paper via a laser. While I am confident that properly processed Fuji paper is quite permanent (Ref: Report of Wilhelm research lab in Washington, D.C.) I am not so sure about the machine and process chemistry used in this process. Does anyone have any idea about the permanence of prints made this way? I presume that the processor is either Fuji built or one they recommend. Processing time is quite short (less than an hour at most and probably considerably less) and I wonder how well processed and washed is the print (on easy to wash RC paper) and consequently how long the prints will last. Not much information to go on, I know, but maybe someone has used this type of print-making and can give an idea. The visual inspection of both color and B&W semi-gloss prints to 10 x 15 inch is very positive, but I wonder about the permanence as I want to give away some and sell a number of images and would be concerned if the longevity is significantly compromised (some prints will be displayed in bright room light).