I need the opinions and knowledge from those who have played with laser printers and know a thing or two about book-quality paper. Right to the point, I plan to self publish some material of mine and am trying to find which sort of printer would best do the job. I want to shoot for a wide format, color laser printer, to make copies of my own illustrations. The sort of paper I am looking for, I cannot remember its name. They are smooth and have a slick surface, almost, ALMOST like photo glossy paper, but not quite. These are not terribly thick in paper weight either.
These two elements I really need to figure out and I would be super appreciative of your help.
My intention is to manifest copies of my art journals and other treats from my studio to share with the public.