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  1. Rob A

    Rob A TPF Noob!

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    hi guys, was just wandering what type of photo paper you prefer to use?

    i personally prefer a luster on the paper (a nice mat finish) because i find that the glossy paper can show up finger prints more. i also like the grainy look of it some times. if the photo has a very black part to it ( i only shoot B&W at the moment) the luster makes it look nicer than the gloss!!

    what about you guys?
     
  2. MDowdey

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    i dont know what the actual paper is called, but epson makes one that has a matte to it but its not a huge tooth. still kinda flat but not glossy at all. and its super thick and water repellant.



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  3. LittleMan

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    I use the same stuff.... I have the box right here... all it says is "Matte Paper Heavyweight"
    It's really good though.. I love it! :D
     
  4. MDowdey

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    no wonder i couldnt think of the name. it has no name! thanks bro!


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  5. LittleMan

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    I think Epson needs a new Advertising Department..... :roll:
     
  6. MDowdey

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    agreed. :wink:
     
  7. Rob A

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    lol! i think i mite try this paper! i like heavy paper! im just using the cheap stuff at college at the moment. it only cost like £5 for 25 sheets!
     
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    Rob, are you talking printer paper or darkroom paper?
     
  9. Rob A

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    was talking about darkroom really. sorry to confuse you but either is fine :D
     
  10. photong

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    i liked pearl a lot. but i know using glossy shapenes images so i would use that for professional/portfolio type stuff. i truely do prefer matte!! :)
     
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    That's what I thought! But those guys were talking Epson, which is printer paper... I too prefer a pearl surface usually. I am just now trying out a bunch of new papers. Check out the Darkroom forum, we've had a couple of threads on paper recently. :)
     
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    Kodak polycontrast matte finish is pretty good.
     

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