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03-10-2008, 17:19
Hey all,

I'm about to start using fiber based paper for the first time... and I was curiouas to what you suggested for paper type. Matte or Glossy?

Which type of paper will have the most richness to the print? That's the main thing I am curious about.

Also, any suggestions or tips?

03-10-2008, 17:26
I like matte paper best for smaller prints to be viewed without glass over them. No glare is really nice!
Under glass the glare problem with gloss paper goes away, since what ever reflections the paper would be suffering from, the glass is much worse.
Richness- If you mean deepest, darkest blacks then glossy is where it is at.
I personally settled on semi-matte paper from Forte a long time ago and haven't run out yet. So I'll be looking for new paper soon.

03-10-2008, 17:46
I prefer the matte finish in fiber based and pearl in the RC...

03-10-2008, 17:59
The matte is much to flat for me. The glossy makes the blacks richer without being too shiny the way it is with RC...

03-10-2008, 18:01
Glossy for fiber for me. I like semi matte in RC.