Looking at paper finish


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Looking at paper finish

If you've ever dropped prints off of the photo lab, then you're already familiar with the idea of different paper finishes, though you've probably only ever had to choose between two, matte and glossy. You still have those same options when you're choosing an inkjet paper, but you've got a lot of variations, and you have some additional finish choices besides just matte and glossy. Glossy papers, of course, have a shiny surface that creates super saturated colors, while matte papers have a non-reflective surface that tends to yield colors that appear less saturated and perhaps blacks that appear less black.

You also might find variations in gloss. For example, a semi-gloss or a luster paper will have a little bit of shine to it, but not that full-on glare that you get from a full-on gloss paper. Now, a lot of people are drawn to glossy papers because they produce such deep blacks and supersaturated colors. However, I often find that the blacks on glossy paper actually looks le...

Looking at paper finish
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Looking at paper finish provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Inkjet Printing for Photographers

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