Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
Matt paper never looks as deep as glossy for blacks, it's all about light reflectance. IMO, matt looks muddy and not as crisp as glossy. It does have it's place, I like it for soft focus subjects and portraiture, when deep blacks aren't needed. I also think it's da bomb for hi-key subjects (my opinion).
You are exactly right that is what I am seeing and I'm not crazy about it. I will try it with some hi-key subjects and see if I like it better. I only have 25 sheets of it, so maybe I'll save it for that. I have a box of 100 sheets of Ilford RC paper that a photographer gave me, I'll use that up, by then I should have a good start at understanding the printing process. The only thing I like about the RC paper is the deep blacks. To me it just feels cheep. It shouldn't because I really like Ilford products. Anyway I'll try the hi-key for sure!