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Lustre or Glossy?


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just wondering what most of y’all prefer when ordering prints. did a very little flake of inquiry and information technology appears pros prefer a lustre or matte finish over glossy due to its durability, etc. if any of you could give some pros and cons for each that would exist cool. cheers.


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Lustre/Matte.

It just looks so practiced. Sleeky tends to wait cheap and I’ll only order it if some ane specifically asks for it. Plus yous get a lot more glare with glossy paper.

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If you lot’re planning to frame the print, definitely go lustre/matte. Otherwise, I think it’s a personal preference. I like glossy paper because it’s a chip more than contrasty, and I remember yous go a lilliputian more shadow detail. On the other hand, as VI said, it can await a piffling cheap. Just I retrieve this depends on the paper. The glossy paper I use for motion picture prints doesn’t await bad, only most glossy inkjet paper I’ve seen looks pretty awful.

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Glossy shows more dissimilarity.

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I prefer “lustre” because colors just expect improve to me.

“sleeky” is simply that too shiny for me – my wife prefers glossy though

I guess there is no right/wrong answer.

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i like matte or lustre paper merely because theres less glare, and to me, information technology looks more professional, generally because thats what i’ve ever seen pros employ, so i have come to recognize that as something professional form. I’ve too seen prints done by a professional wild animals photographer printed on glossy newspaper which looked absolutely astonishing. It probably has more to do with personal preference than anything.

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Glossy. I don’t know why, I just recollect it looks improve. I don’t handle photos in a way that leaves fingerprints anyhow.

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It seems that when I run into proofs from some photographers, the photo paper almost has a grain or texture to information technology. Am I imagining information technology or is there a treatment or another newspaper out there to ask for?

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It seems that when I see proofs from some photographers, the photo paper almost has a grain or texture to information technology. Am I imagining information technology or is there a treatment or another paper out there to ask for?

I like the paper with that texture you lot are talking about.

I recently had prints done at Adorama and MPix (same prints to compare). I had matte washed and 2 8x10s in Lustre at Adorama and whatever MPix’s Eastward-surface is. They were all stated every bit Kodak Endura papers.

I liked the paper from MPix because it had this texture. The Lustre 8×10’s from Adorama was smooth. Though, I liked the colors from Adorama much better. They matched my monitor perfectly as opposed to beingness oversaturated from MPix. I accept no idea if that was the difference in newspaper, a difference in the color correction (had color correction marked at both places) or what.

Like I said, I actually liked the texture on the MPix prints. But wasn’t as happy with the actual prints as I was with Adorama.

My Snapfish prints seem to be lost somewhere out in the Us Postal Service world
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I prefer the glossy for B&West and, lustre/matte/satin for colour.

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To add together to my postal service higher up, my Snapfish prints arrived today. Absolutely terrible. They were printed on paper like to MPix’s paper, which I like. But asside from the same over saturation that MPix was, some of them look like they were from a forum avatar size photo blown up to a 4×6 print. Terrible.

I am wondering if the oversaturation thing with the MPix vs. the perfectly colored Adorama has to do with the glossy (MPix) vs. matte (Adorama). I’m going to take to take them print the same 3 photos, but reverse the sleeky/matte papers at each place.

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To add to my post in a higher place, my Snapfish prints arrived today. Absolutely terrible. They were printed on newspaper similar to MPix’due south newspaper, which I like. But asside from the same over saturation that MPix was, some of them look like they were from a forum avatar size photo blown up to a 4×6 print. Terrible.

I am wondering if the oversaturation affair with the MPix vs. the perfectly colored Adorama has to do with the glossy (MPix) vs. matte (Adorama). I’m going to have to accept them print the same three photos, but reverse the glossy/matte papers at each identify.

Just out of curiosity, did they “color right”?

I know Mpix has the option of them not color correcting.

I’ve used snapfish once. And aye they do suck!

IMHO I retrieve glossy looks tacky.

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Yep, I left the option to color correct on all 3 sites. I thought I mentioned that, but I as well posted on another forum too and then may have only mentioned information technology there. Adorama came back with the ability to hold every photo printed next to my monitor and accept an exact paradigm as seen on the monitor.

I have to annotation too that I do not have a calibrator for my monitor. I accept gone through the soft calibrations that you lot tin find on the web. My photos to me always look dandy on my monitor as do everything I see people post here (in a web browser, thumbnail viewer, Photoshop, or any other prototype software I look at). I never play with saturation and colors with my photos as they look perfectly fine to me. I only do balmy levels and mild curve adjustment, then everything else is cropping, resizing, and sharpening.

I do know what my photos can await similar on a poor looking monitor. Both my work laptop and my equipment control PC at work show photos horrible, whether they are mine or photos I see posted here on the forum. My laptop is too nighttime on the CRT on my desk, and way too low-cal an noncontrasty with the LCD. The control PC I utilize on the equipment I run as well is very dark much similar my CRT at my desk-bound. I can’t seem to become my work computers looking skillful perhaps considering of the crappy graphics chips in them.

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I am going to start press a lot of my pictures. I seen this selection between lustre or glossy. Later on doing some enquiry information technology says lustre is more of a matte end which would look better when framed. Sleeky, is well sleeky, and is a bit sticky. It goes good in portfolios and such. I estimate for my printing situation I will go lustre.

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