I'm looking into getting a serious professional portfolio printed so I can carry it with me to show to clients.
I do a lot of printing on my own with my Epson R3880. With my own printing I get to control everything. My WG monitor and printers are calibrated. I softproof with the right profiles in LR. Nothing is perfect but I get pretty close to what I want.
But with online book printing services like Apple's or Blurb's etc. there is no such control. I cannot control the color reproduction, or the dynamic range. There is no soft proofing process. How much contrast do I add? etc It's not really practical to do many cycles with online services. With my own setup I can afford to experiment.
Is there a book printing service that is more geared to the professional than the mass? Or am I better off just printing with my own paper and putting them in a binder? Are there ones that nearly invisible? For example, for framing, I typically use museum glass. Is there something similar for binders?
What is the general approach for this kind of thing?