Mpix users, I have a question...

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    ..what finish do you get on your mpix orders, and why?

    I usually get the lustre, because I like the look....however, I'm going to be making an order for the portraits I just shot, and I'm trying to explain the differences between the regular, and the lustre. I've never really gotten the regular, so I don't have any decent examples to show her. Is the extra money for the lustre worth it in your opinion?
     
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    KevinR TPF Noob!

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    I just get the regular. It's a semi gloss and looks good to me. Have done quite a few enlargements like this.
     
  3. Johnboy2978

    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can't really compare myself b/c I just get the regular finish. I've liked it and stuck with it and never tried anything else.
     
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    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

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    Ah, this may sound dumb but what is Mpix? Are they a website that print photos? Do they offer poster size prints? Sorry, if I am way off here......
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    yup mpix.com is a very nice and economical online printing service. Not sure about poster size, but I know they do at least 20x30".
     
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    thebeginning TPF Noob!

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    regular for me. looks and feels great.
     
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    MommyOf4Boys TPF Noob!

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    I just get them without the lustre coating..all lustre coating is, is a clear coating to help prevent fingerprints.
     
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    in my opinion if these are pictures that need to last over time, especially if you were paid to take them you really should get the lustre coating. Overall it helps protect the print from the environment including people, light, etc.
     
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    I have never used Mpix, but I always get a lustre finish on my photos. I like that it cuts down on reflections and it's not as susceptible to fingerprints as already mentioned. I think it just boils down to preference.

    Won't Mpix send you paper samples? Then you could just show your clients next time.
     
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    bogleric TPF Noob!

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    MPIX will send samples of the Endura paper with their image, however the samples are for the traditional color, B&W, and metallic. They don't send lustre and non-lustre samples.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the replies! so basically...they should be fine if they want to save money and get the regular finish?
     
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    Yup!
     

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