August 7, 2009, Newsletter Issue #178: How To Choose The Right Photo Paper Finish

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Choosing the right photo paper finish can mean the difference between having a great looking quality photo or dealing with inappropriate image results. With the number of photo paper finish choices out there, it can be hard to make the right decision This handy guide will help point you in the right direction.

For projects like scrapbooks, family albums, framed photos and greeting cards, glossy photo paper finish is an appropriate choice if you like the look of a smooth high sheen surface. For better quality results, choose the premium level papers. Printing out photos for personal use from the Internet or an email works well with a semi-glossy photo paper finish. For photos that you’re not sending out, a photo paper meant for everyday use is perfectly fine and more cost effective.Printing out black and white or vintage looking photos? Try a matte finish with one of the everyday photo paper choices for appropriate-looking results.

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