tonylong wrote in post #16465297
Good info, was it that it "wrecked" the glossy of the Epson paper?
Hard to describe, but it isn't subtle at all. It's like the spray dissolved the ink, mostly in bands across in the direction I sprayed. I got the same effect on HP Advanced photo paper which was the first thing I tried. The HP Premium Plus works well, and that's what I'm using, but I like the colors on the Epson paper better. All these papers are glossy finish - for some reason Epson and HP don't make semi-gloss photo paper in 5x7 size. The Epson Premium is supposed to be a resin-coated paper like the HP Premium Plus, unlike the HP Advanced, so I thought it would be OK, but it is not.
bespoke wrote in post #16465317
just curious what you're trying to achieve by spraying a print. do you want to put it outside? give a print more gloss?
i use breathing color timeless satin as well. good for stretched canvases and the odd matte print on foamcore (must apply to print before attaching to foamboard)
It is for an informal photo display inside an office. The goal is low cost! The prints are 5x7, spray mounted on foam core, then coated with protective spray. I use double-sided "poster tape" to stick them right on the wall - I tested this and they hold well but can be removed without damaging the walls (or the pictures).
The Krylon spray leaves a matte finish, which helps a lot with glare from overhead fluorescent lights. It is also supposed to protect against UV rays, moisture, and people touching them ("oh look!").