Printing options

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Steve Hodgson, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Quick straw poll. It's probably one of those issues that's been done to
    death but I am curious to know whether there is a consensus.

    When printing specifically to have a photograph framed what choice of
    peper (matt/lustre/glossy) works best?


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    Woody Guest

    If there is glass in front of the picture it doesn't really matter IME
    as there is more reflection off the glass than off the print.

    In that case I would go for gloss as it will look better for longer.
    Woody, Nov 30, 2007
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  3. Gloss prints appear sharper whether behind glass or not.

    At some framers, you can choose anti-reflection glass which has a very
    subtle finish similar to lustre photographic paper. This reduces
    reflections by a significant amount.
    The Good Doctor, Nov 30, 2007
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    Duncan Guest

    The content of the image would also have a bearing on the suitability of any
    substrate surface too.
    Duncan, Nov 30, 2007
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    OG Guest

    That would be my first consideration. Were I to have a 'mood' piece with
    limited colour range, I would use a satin or matt paper, but if I was
    printing a colourful 'punchy' image, I would enhance the impact with gloss
    OG, Dec 1, 2007
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    OG Guest

    Oh bugger, I should have used the word 'medium' instead of 'paper'
    OG, Dec 1, 2007
  7. ;-)

    Not with the connotations of 'average', you shouldn't! ;-)


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    Mark Dunn Guest

    It depends whether you use plain or diffused glass. Glossy paper will tend
    to stick to plain glass
    Mark Dunn, Dec 1, 2007
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