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%
  • Depends on mood or application

    92 15.33%
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Thread: Do you choose to print matte or glossy?

  1. #101
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    matt for the win!

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    Matte

  3. #103

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    Hi newbie here,

    got a few questions to ask de pros out there

    1) was wondering if B&W photos look better in matt or gloss prints?
    2) is the print quality of neighbourhood photo-printing shops comparable to that of the more "professional" ones? cost is somewhat a concern as i'm still schooling. =P

    will appreciate your imputs haha thanks.

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

    I used to shoot a lot of B&W films with traditional SLR Nikon FM2 a long long time ago.

    Glossy photo is perfect for B&W, as it bring out contrast very well. BUT care must be taken to ensure that no touching of the glossy photos' surface otherwise will leave some unsightly finger-prints marks all over. When scanning to digital image, it wins.

    If keeping the B&W photos for longer storage, Matte photo is the option. Don't have to worry about unsightly finger-prints marks.

    In the end, i choose either glossy or matte depending on application.
    Last edited by SurrealDreamWalker; 23rd December 2009 at 05:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    Before digital, I printed matte, they are not as sharp but they last longer.
    Now digital, I print glossy, they are sharper and more colour, and I can always reprint to get new one.
    well said

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astin View Post
    Before digital, I printed matte, they are not as sharp but they last longer.
    Now digital, I print glossy, they are sharper and more colour, and I can always reprint to get new one.
    Quote Originally Posted by digikon View Post
    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
    Mmm just wondering so does matte last longer like what Astin says, or does gloss last longer
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    i'd prefer matte personally coz i still have my primary 1 class photo taken in 1980,and it's still in good condition. no smears,no fading shades
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    I print matte.

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    I print matte

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    5 year old thread and still going strong. Cheers!

  11. #111

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    Good to have a grave digger once in a while...

    ...I print Matt because it goes very well with those slot-in albums....but don't like the way the glossy prints stick in those albums.
    What I really missed most, is my first SLR. An Olympus OM2 with the Zuiko 35mm f/1.4, back in 1982!

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