Glossy or Matt prints for magazines and displays

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  1. Nicole

    Nicole Member

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    1) Am I best to make glossy or matt prints to send to magazine companies?

    2) Which paper/finish is best for marketing displays?

    Thanks and kind regards,
    Nicole
     
  2. Dave Miller

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    I can only answer item 1 where glossy R/c paper is prefered.
     
  3. David H. Bebbington

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    The reason for the existence of matt paper (genuine matt as opposed to silk, pearl, etc.) is that it is non-reflective at all viewing angles and thus ideal for display prints to be viewed under uncontrolled conditions. Matt paper has an intrinsically lower maximum density than glossy and so is never going to be the photographers' favorite!
     
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    SuzanneR Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    For magazine reproduction, glossy RC is best. For color work though, if possible, slide/transparency film is best. We always had a hard time reproducing from color prints.
     
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    Every Instructor and Photographer (who has submitted work) that I have asked, say glossy is the only way to go when submitting. Some have even said that some Editors only accept prints done on glossy paper.