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Username Post: Matte or Glossy??        (Topic#1571037)
Vintageivy
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I'm curious which finish most scrapbookers prefer. When you get pictures printed do you prefer a matte finish or glossy finish?


 
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In response to Vintageivy

Matte, I don't like glossy. They tend to stick together and show finger prints more than matte.


 
afilatreau
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In response to Vintageivy

I PREFER a matte finish. That being said, when I am too impatient to wait for an order of printed photos from Walgreen's, I will print them in glossy just so I don't have to wait for matte ones to come in the mail!


 
Mia1979
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In response to Vintageivy

I prefer matte. glossy smudges too much for my taste.


 
siameseplease
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In response to Mia1979

I like glossy. I just prefer the way it looks, I guess. Once the pic is behind the page protector, it's not getting smudged. I have a cloth to wipe off any smudges that happen before the protector goes on.


 
Mama2Thomas
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In response to siameseplease

Definitely matte ... the "glare" on the glossy pics is just too much for me. The only time I've printed in glossy is for ultrasound picture.


 
MoniL
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  • MoniL on 02-24-12 01:03 PM
In response to Mama2Thomas

prefer matte because i touch my photos too much while working on a page and with glossy they end up all full of fingerprints. the walmart one hour photos are matte and that's what i usually do for printing when i'm in a rush.


 
aquabunny
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In response to afilatreau

  • afilatreau Said:
I PREFER a matte finish. That being said, when I am too impatient to wait for an order of printed photos from Walgreen's, I will print them in glossy just so I don't have to wait for matte ones to come in the mail!


I prefer matte and also print at Walgreen's. However, if your pictures are of a certain dimension, they'll offer you the "TrueDigital" option, which gives you pictures slightly smaller than 4x6 (they're about 4" x 5.3"), with a matte finish. It's the only way to get a matte finish in-store (in fact, you CANNOT get this type as glossy in-store), and the picture dimensions it requires are, conveniently, the dimensions my camera turns pictures out in anyway.


 
melissadam
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In response to aquabunny

another matte here .....just dont like the glare from glossy


 
MrsAnnieS
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In response to melissadam

I love matte, especially since I can get the instantly printed at archivers


 
prittb
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In response to MrsAnnieS

A matte person here too.


 
timon
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  • timon on 02-24-12 02:46 PM
In response to prittb

matte here


 
cindy312
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In response to prittb

I used to prefer glossy, but now I prefer matte. Not sure why.


 
Mother Goose
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In response to cindy312

Since I print most of my photos on my Epson Stylus Photo Printer and use the Claria HD Ink, I use the Epson Glossy paper. They come out super clear and durable. If I print on other paper, I don't get good glossy or matte pics.


 
Diva Scraps
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In response to Mother Goose

glossy if I am using my home printer, matte if I am ordering prints.


 
Lenethren
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In response to Mother Goose

I prefer matte.


 
SandraB.
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In response to Lenethren

I also prefer the matte finish, but have been known to print glossy ones from my home printer.


 
Scrapbook Queen
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In response to SandraB.

Matte!


 
mrsdriver5
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In response to Scrapbook Queen

I used to prefer matte, but now I do glossy. I print many of mine at home, but even for pro-prints I like the sharp detail of glossy. I wipe them down good before putting in the page protector, then they should stay smudge-free.


 
alineb 
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In response to Vintageivy

Definitely Matte Finish.


 
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