Heck, it's all one form of technology or another, and damn little of its is completely original.
Even wasps knew how to make paper before we did. But I'd merely point out again that
some processes are more tactile than others, for those of us who have logistical preferences. As far as the final image goes, it has a lot to deal with the specific skills of
the printmaker and how well a given image mates with the chosen medium. I've seen
abalone shells printed on inkjet, RC digital paper, as well as halftone carbon (Evercolor). Anything naturally iridescent like looks pretty blaah on a relatively flat paper. Ciba would have done the trick. Need the right tools for the job.