Now that we're firmly in the digital age, printing photos has been relegated to an optional step in the photographic process, one that many photographers rarely (if ever) take advantage of. This great video talks about why one photographer feels printing photos is so important (even in this age) and how he goes about it.
Coming to you from Simon Baxter, this great video talks about both why he prints his photos and the basic process in doing so to ensure quality results. I think Baxter is really on to something when he talks about "living with photos" and how this can change both your process and the way you view the value of a photograph. In today's age of lightning-fast consumption, it's easy to spend hours working on a photo, only to throw it into the digital wild for a quick round of likes and comments and never think of it again, which is a shame, especially when you put your artistic heart and soul into your work. Excellent quality photo printers are now quite affordable, and it's rather straightforward to do the entire process at home by yourself, and you're left with a permanent manifestation of your work.