To all of you Adoramapix users..I have a question.

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  1. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I am about to order in some photos. I am printing them 8x12. My question is, how am I to decide what to print them on..what type paper I mean? I have printed the same photo on all four types of paper they offer (minus silk and B&W. Silk doesnt come in my size.) and I think I like their plain lustre paper and the metallic. I know the metallic wouldnt go so well with every shot, so I will not be printing them all on that.

    So, basically, for my photos, what characteristics should I look for in a photo that would look good metallic vs. Lustre? Or even matte. I just dont like the glossy.

    Oh, and by the way, the photos will be put in a portfolio.

    Thanks for any and all help given.
    Mark
     
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    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Even if you use Mpix.com...Id love to hear your input...

    Mark
     
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    I use MPIX and have used both the metallic finish and the regular finish. In general, I prefer the regular finish, but certain images really pop with the metal. Its sort of hard to for me to predict.
     
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    Metallic is even glossier than glossy.

    Lustre is about half way between matte and glossy.

    So as far a sheen on a print, from least to most: matte, lustre coated, glossy, glossy lustre coated, metallic, lustre coated metallic.

    Lustre is actually a sprayed on coating. It not only gives more sheen it also has a UV blocker and protects a print from fingerprints.

    Note: Metallic prints really should be lustre coated, and you have to be very careful handeling them because they are easily bent.
     

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