Prints on Luster photo paper look similar to the small ones that you receive from your standard photo lab. The prints show rich, saturated colors, deep blacks, and great detail. Prints show excellent water-resistant properties, and there is no loss of gloss across the surface, even in areas with heavy ink coverage.
This paper has a silver tone and very high gloss so photos look like they are printed on metal. The metal look is mainly in the whites and color reduces the affect so this paper is especially well suited to black and white images.
Although much different in composition from photo paper, our Photo Tex with a heavy coating of gloss Glamour II veneer looks very much like glossy photo paper. Advantages are increased durability and compatibility with gallery wrap.
With all papers there is a trade-off between a matt (non-reflective) surface and the highest D-max (deep dark blacks). The price you pay for good blacks and rich saturated colors in photo paper is more reflections from lights and windows in the room. You should choose a paper and coating based on which is more important for you -- deep blacks and bright colors or reduced glare.
Luster paper, also called eSatin, shows less reflections compared to high gloss paper and does not show fingerprints. When you hold it up to the light it sparkles. Choose our metallic paper if you want high gloss.
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