A&P Question about printing images v. lustre vs. glossy

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Changed, Jul 31, 2006.

  1. Changed

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    Would like to order some prints offline (inspired by that thread a few weeks back)

    I have the option of lustre vs. glossy paper. Can somebody tell me what the difference is between the two? And which option would be ideal for B&W printing?

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  2. rhino

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    i ordered some prints the other day and those were my choses as well. I picked the lustre since it seems to be less shinny if viewed from an angle. :dunno: guess i will see when they get here.
     
  3. Changed

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    :hs:

    let me know how they look
     
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    luster has tooth to it, like what you might have seen on more traditional portraits. I like it a lot better, and it has a better color range/saturation, and tends to last longer, but cost more. Glossy is glossy, pretty boring.
     
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    sounds like I'll be going with Lustre....

    the prices are actually the same for glossy & lustre
     
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    slightly off topic.. metallic? good for what kind of shot?
     
  7. Changed

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    dunno, I'd just stick to the regular printing. I've never seen anybody print in metallic for personal/home printing/framing :dunno:
     
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    Shots with vibrant colors.

    Dont use it for sepia toned, or B/W pics, or even color pics without much color. It will come out looking horrible.


    If you have a very vibrant picture though, metallic comes out looking fucking awesome.
     

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