I'm looking for help or advice on a good 13x19" photo paper to print with my Epson Artisan 1430. The people who are getting the pictures like a matte finish. I tried some Staples Photo Supreme 13x19" Matte (the only paper of that size I can get locally), and they like it, but I'm not sure how well it will hold up to fading. Staples has no information on this, unlike Epson and HP which have apparently done testing on their papers.
The pictures will be framed behind glass, but I don't really trust the Staples paper to resist fading.
I have used HP Premium Plus Soft-Gloss in 8.5x11" sizes, but that finish isn't available in 13x19". (They have "Satin". How does Satin compare to Soft Gloss?)
There is also Epson Premium photo paper in Semi-Gloss, but I don't know what it looks like. Is it like matte? (Epson also has Luster. What is Luster? Sparkly?)
Cost is a concern. The Staples paper is cheapest, $1.30/sheet. I've seen Epson Premium 13x19 at about $1.75/sheet, which is OK. HP Premium Plus 13x19 at about $2 - $2.50 starts to hurt. (I know, this is dumb, the paper is the cheapest part, vs mat and frame.)
If you've read this far, you know I'm a bit lost... any help would be appreciated.