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When to use Metallic paper or normal glossy?

 
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Dec 14, 2007 08:42 |  #1

I ran 5 prints through Mpix / Whcc / Costco to do comparisons. Whcc gave the first 5 prints for free but they were on their luster of glossy not sure. When I put all 5 prints by each other from the three different labs (mpix was in mettalic, costco glossy, whcc (glossy or lustre?))

One of the pictures was a colorful sunset, the red's and oranges really *POP* with the metallic paper, along with a black and white i sent over. It is really hard to compare the three labs as They are on different paper. I am going to have to resend to labs so they are on same paper.

When do you all use metallic, glossy, luster, etc..............?


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Dec 14, 2007 13:54 |  #2

I use luster unless I have a good reason to use something else. Metallic is cool, but the effect gets old pretty quick. Having said that I just printed a few photos from my friends wedding for him, and I did them on metallic paper. I ordered a photo for (and of) myself on luster.


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Dec 14, 2007 15:04 |  #3

I always use lustre, the only time I switch up the paper type I use is for a special image that sits on a cover or intro image to a project.


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Dec 14, 2007 16:19 |  #4

What's the difference between lustre and glossy? I've always done glossy before (except for framing)


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Dec 14, 2007 16:26 |  #5

Glossy is just that, very glossy and smooth finish to the paper. It often has bad glare when viewing in bright areas, over saturation and susceptible to finger prints and smudges. Lustre is not a semi-gloss or matte, nor gloss. It is between semi-gloss and gloss. Has more of a texture to it, and the best color accuracy IMHO.

It is like the difference between and Anti-glare LCD and a Glossy Screen LCD. Both have their uses.

What does everybody else think?

Oh and biggest difference is price ;)


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Dec 14, 2007 20:48 |  #6

so what are the advantages of metallic?


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Dec 14, 2007 23:23 |  #7

AthleticsPhotog wrote in post #4507080 (external link)
so what are the advantages of metallic?

It's shiny, it has a wow factor because not many people have seen it. Colors are very vibrant.


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Feb 24, 2008 12:59 |  #8

I just had printed at Adorama two 20x30 posters of some African wildlife I shot (they were running a sale and these were only $10 each plus shipping!) onlly choices were metallic paper or glossy. The metallic really surprised me. The elephants looked alive with that paper. The lion didn't like the paper as well :(


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