Matt vs Glossy

Which one do you print ?


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ricleo

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Although glossy photos are prone to fingerprint marks, i feel they look sharper and more contrasty. Hence i always print in glossy...
 

jsbn

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My preference leans towards gloss prints.

BTW, anyone of u still hear the thing about "Matt prints don't fade. Glossy prints fade very fast" again? :D
 

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Glossy paper will always have higher contrast ratio than their lustre or matte counterparts. If prints are sleeved in mylar, fingerprints are not a problem.
 

espn

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Actually, lustre can be very nice also, print at BM to see and believe. :)
 

jonlou

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glossy nicer leh... there's the additional shine and "life" to the photograph... ;)
 

thomas.h

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jsbn said:
My preference leans towards gloss prints.

BTW, anyone of u still hear the thing about "Matt prints don't fade. Glossy prints fade very fast" again? :D
yes i still hear it. myth?
 

cs_sim

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Glossy! I prefer the brighter n sharper look
 

Pro Image

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I thought there is another surface....pearl?

Actually there is a few from Glossy, Semi Matt/Pearl and Matt.

For Black and White, a Semi Matt/Pearl and Matt works better but for Colours I still think colour reproduction is better.
 

cookiez

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me always in dilemma between the two....love the glossy effect but scared
fingerprints will ruin the photos so always go for matt :confused:
 

jsbn

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Pro Image said:
I thought there is another surface....pearl?

Actually there is a few from Glossy, Semi Matt/Pearl and Matt.

For Black and White, a Semi Matt/Pearl and Matt works better but for Colours I still think colour reproduction is better.
Argh.... No wonder the last B&W photo I'd printed on glossy looks funny.... :(
 

leeter

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i always go for matt, believe that (or i heard) color wont run off so easily ?
 

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