Michael Axel , Jul 02, 2009; 12:22 p.m.
Look for a printer who uses Fuji Crystal printers. They are a chromogenic process that is very good, with superb archival reliability. I live in a small town too, and while there is a store that can print on Fuji Crystal, I still use online sources. You just upload your images and they mail them back to you. On the cheaper end, try Winkflash or MPix. If that works for you, great, if not, there are other high end labs like Dalmation.com, DR5.com, etc. Basically, if your monitor is calibrated, and your images look like what you want, then you're going to get pretty good prints. Oh, as for Velvia, any of the drugstores should be able to send that out for processing. Otherwise, try the high end labs I listed.