View Poll Results: Do u choose to print matte or glossy

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  • Mostly or always matte

    299 49.83%
  • Mostly or always glossy

    180 30.00%
  • 50% vs 50%

    29 4.83%
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Thread: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    glossy for me too.... looks more pro....

    unless it is those family portrait or those that i want to do cold lamination... then use matt...
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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Quote Originally Posted by digikon
    OK lets look the pros & con Matt/Glossy

    Matt-dosen't stick if kept in photo album,
    -dosen't glare in bright light
    -dosen't leve any finger print marks on your phtotos
    - colour dosen't last > 10 years (normal condition)

    Glossy-sharp & vibrant
    -sticky under improper humidity
    -glare under normal lighting.
    -Tested proven my own photos still sharp & vibrant after more than 10years with Kodak Royal paper

    Have a nice day
    Do you keep all the photos that you've mentioned in the dry-box? Just curious to know. Thanks.
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    Fuji Lustre.

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    prefer matte since I luv low Q and personally low-key image looks better in matte IMO.

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    I love glossy, really brings out the colour in my images, however finger marks are a problem, just have to be that bit more carefull

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    yeah finger marks are bad. esp if the album is meant to be passed around for ppl to see. anyone here wears gloves whilst handling glossy? haha. im thinking of doing that

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    I hope this post is related to this topic.

    I have encounter sticky problem when i slot it inside my album. it stick hard onto the plastic cover sheet and leave a bad water mark effect. so far no problem. is it bcause i insert it too soon ? does it need time to "dry"? the last print out, i inserted them in right after its out from the machine, and it feels hot. Could this b the problem?

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Quote Originally Posted by artfakeme
    I hope this post is related to this topic.

    I have encounter sticky problem when i slot it inside my album. it stick hard onto the plastic cover sheet and leave a bad water mark effect. so far no problem. is it bcause i insert it too soon ? does it need time to "dry"? the last print out, i inserted them in right after its out from the machine, and it feels hot. Could this b the problem?
    Are your prints in matte or glossy?

    I encounter this problem too for my glossy prints.

    Matte prints seems alright though...

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    I find that Luster (matte so to speak) is easier to look at.

    A photo should be sharp (in most cases). I find that with gloss, the whole picture comes out too sharp.

    With luster/matte to me, the sharpness is still there, but the whole of the picture is more subtle.

    Also, matte is better under glass.

    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    The last time i printed matte prints are more than 15 yrs ago. With what you guys are saying. I think i will try printing some photos in matte again to give it a try.
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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Matt all the way. I dont like the shinny look on photographs. Also glossy will stick to photo album.

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    I would prefer Matte.

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Just feel that printing glossy is sharper and more vibrant.

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    I have found that, "if using an Epson printer that uses Ultra Chrome inks"... the Archival Matte paper gives an excellent result.

    Cheers
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    gloss is prone to scratches which can appear to be very visible..
    Matt however , can subtly hide scratches because of the non reflective nature of the surface.

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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Glossy is sharper and more vibrant.
    But I like the little pastel feel of matte

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    its gloss 4 me!

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    Lustre! Like matte but with more shine
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    Default Re: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

    Both have their own apply to end the results of a pic. For me it doesn't matter so long it suits the mood of the pic.

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    Matt all the way... never like the fingerprints on my shots....

    Gloss would be reserved only for the show and tell shots... (which will be protected from fingermarks...
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