Matt or Gloss Paper

  jim63 19:20 13 Dec 2006
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Which 210 gm photo paper is best Matt or Gloss

  GANDALF <|:-)> 19:22 13 Dec 2006

Gloss every time. It makes prints look sharper and more colourful.

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  chocolate cake 19:23 13 Dec 2006

It depends on what finish you want. Personally I always use gloss.

  Technotiger 19:25 13 Dec 2006

Gloss does it every time for me too.

Happy Christmas.

  Totally-braindead 19:28 13 Dec 2006

I actually use both depending on what I'm printing. For photos I do tend to use gloss but for CD covers and the like I use matt. I think it looks better and the papers cheaper.

  anskyber 19:40 13 Dec 2006

Yep gloss adds....well a touch of gloss to the pic and keeps definition.

  bluto1 19:40 13 Dec 2006

I agree with Totally-braindead, Gloss for portrait style pics and matt for most others. You`ll pick up your own style quickly enough.

  Stuartli 19:52 13 Dec 2006

For anyone interested, Aldi is once more stocking the Rex A4 180gsm glossy photo paper in packs of 50 sheets for £4.99.

  steven_frost 21:42 13 Dec 2006

it's down to you and what type of pictures your print

  Kate B 00:17 14 Dec 2006

I always prefer matt - I don't like how contrasty gloss prints are and the reflective surface. I like the the softer look of matt paper.

  flyingbrit 01:04 14 Dec 2006

I don't know if this will be of any interest to anyone, but my brother has been having difficulty printing decent photo's on his Epson C64. I experimented for a while useing Photoshop as the source and eventually found, printing on Epson glossy paper, that if I set the printer on "standard" print on "glossy photo paper" setting the print was much better than on "photo quality" print. To my eyes there's no difference to the print quality, it just applies less ink to the paper, makeing the photo brighter, with less ink build up....
hope this helps someone...John

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