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    When you get your photo's printed, wheter you print them yourself or get them from the photo lab… Do you prefer Gloss or Matte printed pictures. And Why?

    #157664

    Since I live in the middle of nowhere, I print almost all of my own photos. I use HP premium plus photo paper in Soft gloss. I like it because it doesn't show fingerprints and I don't get glare when I photograph my LO's.

    #157665

    Matte. I like the less glare.

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      Matte I also like less glare.

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      craftysprinkles
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        I've never really thought about it. I use glossy, but for no good reason other than that's what's easiest to find in 4×6 with tab.

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          I've never really thought about it. I use glossy, but for no good reason other than that's what's easiest to find in 4×6 with tab.

          Ditto

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          I think Glossy gives you more detail and vibrant color, matte of course has less glare, but unless you use top quality papers, matte loses some sparkle to it. I prefer glossy.

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            I thought I preferred matte for a long time, but then I had a hard time finding it for my little printer, and the color carts always came with 100 glossy sheets, so I just use glossy. I guess I don't really care. 🙂

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              Glossy as I get mine from Kodak and I have not figured out how to get matte ……. But a photographer friend told me the same as Lisa – better colour and clearer detail with gloss.

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                I prefer matte, but since I do most of my printing at home I end up with glossy. I loved the matte prints from Scrapbookpictures.com, but now they're gone.

                #157673

                I prefer glossy for the look but matte for photographing layouts is easier – no glare!

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                  I used to use Glossy, until I got so fed up with fingerprints…. and switched to matte….

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                    I mostly use glossy, mostly because it's so much easier to find. Like Lisa, I think that the details come out much better on glossy.
                    However, I have printed out some the the images from The Graphics Fairy and Magic Moonlight on plain white cardstock with a matte setting. Because these are vintage images, I'm not looking for a lot of clarity and this works just fine.

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                      I print mine at home and use something from Canon called Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss. Canon's description of this paper reads, The velvety texture of this semi-gloss paper gives your photos an amazingly rich quality. Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss produces vibrant images with low glare and a soft glossy finish for photo lab quality prints right at home. It seems to be the best of both worlds…

                      #157676

                      I use HP Advanced or Premium. I think they are both semi-gloss.

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