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Thread: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

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    Default Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    Hi,

    Does it make a difference if the laminated photo is matte or glossy finish?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    Yes. Matte will look even softer once laminated.

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    Default Re: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    Quote Originally Posted by canturn
    Yes. Matte will look even softer once laminated.
    In the case of inkjet prints, are there any problems with ink bleeding due to solvents/plasticizers in the laminate? If there is, it might be more pronounced with glossy paper where the ink stays mostly at the surface. Any experiences?

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    Default Re: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    Quote Originally Posted by canturn
    Yes. Matte will look even softer once laminated.
    Yep, some may want the texture of matte paper, especially the expensive art paper which is matte. The texture of the paper can give a very nice add-on to the image. Some of these art paper include Arches Infinity, Moab Entrada, Hahnemühle Albrecht Dürer, etc.

    Laminating will eliminate or at least severly reduce the texture of the paper.

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    Default Re: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    Quote Originally Posted by canturn
    Yes. Matte will look even softer once laminated.

    Hmm,

    So is it the normal practice to print matte or glossy in that case?

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    up, any input?

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    are you talking about hot or cold lamination?

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    Default Re: Photos to be laminated - do you print glossy or matte?

    I print glossy and laminate matte.

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