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MPIX metallic paper question........

 
ed ­ rader
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Nov 27, 2007 12:38 |  #1

i just placed my first order with MPIX. i was curious about the metallic paper option but unfortunately MPIX would not allow me to mix the paper on the order so i opted for the regular stuff.

so what do you think of the metallic paper and is it more suitable for certain types of photography?

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Nov 27, 2007 12:52 |  #2

ed rader wrote in post #4394796 (external link)
so what do you think of the metallic paper and is it more suitable for certain types of photography?

Yes.

The best use I have seen has been high contrast, high saturation color imaging. Especially a shot that has a strong light source in the shot. For example, HERE is a online portfolio* of Slot Canyon (external link), and THIS (external link) and THIS (external link)are shots in particular would be well presented in Metallic Paper.

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Nov 27, 2007 14:00 as a reply to  @ Radtech1's post |  #3

I use the Metallic paper a lot for landscape photos of the Southwest. I was running a test on some photos last week and forgot to "click" Metallic and the pictures just aren't the same.

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Nov 27, 2007 16:14 |  #4

I use it for wildlife and bird prints. Folks marvel over it.




  
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Nov 27, 2007 16:20 |  #5

Blue Deuce wrote in post #4395887 (external link)
I use it for wildlife and bird prints. Folks marvel over it.

Wow, I never would have guessed! In general, would you how would you describe the contrast (high, low?) and the saturation (deep, muted?) of the photographs that you have had the best results with.

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Nov 27, 2007 21:42 |  #6

The contrast is extremely high. The saturation is pretty deep. Basically, all your regular colors become so contrasty and saturated to the point where yellow becomes gold etc. While I can see it being useful in a few situations, I just stick the regular matte.




  
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Nov 27, 2007 21:58 |  #7

I used it for some BW senior pics. Well, not from MPIX, but it was the same paper. It gave it a really neat sheen and almost 3d look. Tons of the kids at school were amazed by it. (The joys of being a HS teacher-instant feedback on senior photos. Too bad I have to deal with teens learning Spanish as well...)


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Nov 27, 2007 22:08 |  #8

I use it for landscapes and big color prints. A big difference for sure.


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you have to atleast try it. I don't know if its a fad that will be gone in 2 years or will stay, but its great for right now. I had a sample wedding album made with it (from graphi) and its stunning, both colored and B&W images. My images are high contrast and super saturated already, so it suits my style.

I haven't had a problem with it, but based on the cautions that album companies have written about, it seems to scratch and/or flake easier. many will not honor a warranty with it or re not responsible if something happens to the paper in making the album. just food for thought. If its going behind glass as a print I'm sure it doesn't matter.




  
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Nov 28, 2007 07:31 |  #10

I've done many prints with it, mostly landscape and architecture. It really makes a difference especially in the large prints. There's one architecture image that I've sold many prints from that I know that it's the metallic that helps sell it. The first time you see it, especially at 20x30, you know it's 'different'. The impact is amazing, mostly because it is a night shot of a well lit building taken from the outside with a reflection pool in front and a strong refection in the pool. The first print I sold of it was an accident. I actually made a print for myself and was at a frame store picking out a mat for it when another customer of that store commented on it and asked where I got it. One thing led to another and she bought it off me right then and there. My next order I ordered several copies of different sizes. By far the 20x30 sells the best, but always on metallic.


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Nov 28, 2007 13:59 as a reply to  @ Dermit's post |  #11

After reading good comments on this forum, I decided to give it a shot with a portrait. I will know in a few days if that was a mistake.

But what's strange is that if you go to mpix.com (I ordered mine directly through Zenfolio), it says "Not recommended for portraits" right after it says "flesh tones look natrual", and they have some informal portrait samples right underneath!

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Nov 28, 2007 15:10 |  #12

I'm about to order some from Adorama Pics so I'll report back on that one as well :) I"ve got a Naples, Italy sunset picture, a fall colors picture and my Paris Arc de Trimphe nite shot to blow up to either 8x10 or bigger. Hopefully the metallic paper gives it a bit more pop.


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Nov 28, 2007 19:54 |  #13

It looks quite stunning on landscape stuff. My wife doesn't like it on the people stuff though but I certainly do on some.




  
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