Pixma pro 100 best paper ????

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Nick HallWhite
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Re: Pixma pro 100 best paper ????
In reply to Roy Sletcher, 5 months ago

Roy Sletcher wrote:

Nick HallWhite wrote:

Thanks for the confirmation - do you have any preference from Lustre to glossy ?

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I find it interesting that this question seems to appear regularly on print forums.

IM(not so)HO if the printer is setup correctly and printing correctly, then the choice of paper has more to do with creative elements, and is more of a subjective than objective decision.

For example the coated papers generally will give more intense and saturated colours, and if that is you requirements then that is the characteristics to be chosen. Example dynamic "in your face" action shots, sporting events, some landscapes etc, requiring detail and saturation amongst other things.

The uncoated or matte paper with lower dMax and a softer range of tones are more suited to softer or more painterly type images where smooth transition and subtle tonal values are important. Portraits often benefit from this quality.

In between can be found papers that blur the primitive distinction I have somewhat clumsily outlined above.

All coming back to the ultimate conclusion, "select your paper to complement and enhance the strengths of your image".

There are NO empirical solutions to determine paper selection and choice.

There are also considerations based on price, image stability or longevity, and availability that have nothing to do with the creative element.

Very valid and interesting approach - Thanks Roy - Much food for thought and a keen slant on the paper choice


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