I am using a kodak 8500 dye-sub. Fast, sharp..ok flesh...but has a bit of green to it. Also, Reds and blues are too dense and seeting a lower saturation in red and/or blue kills the rest of the image. The cost is about $1.65 per print. I am looking to get a new printer for sports portraits, teams, and other graphics. I am hoping to find one that is vibrant in color as sharp as kodak, with better skin tones than the kodak. I was thing of staying with dye-sub because I know exacally 100 sheet ribbon and 100 sheet paper...where Inks are hard to gauge. Any suggestions?