Lustre and matte are the types of finishes with which we can create your print. They each have their own unique qualities, including how much light they reflect and the visual texture, so it’s completely up to you which you choose.
Lustre is our premier paper offering. It has a slight gloss with a subtle, often pearl-like texture, providing you with a highly saturated look and maximum ink coverage. There is some light reflection, but it’s not enough to cause glare.
Because of its saturation and resistance to fingerprints, lustre paper is a popular choice for giclée-quality photographic prints. 10 Mil (0.25mm) thick.
Matte prints have more of a texture than lustre. This style has a very smooth, non-glare surface, and there is very little light reflection on the photo.
We use thick and durable paper, and each print is giclée-printed on archival, acid-free paper that yields brilliant results to brighten up any room. 10.3 Mil thick.
Which finish should I get?
The choice is yours! We know that doesn’t make it any easier. But it does all come down to personal preference. I will say that most of our customers love their lustre prints. They choose lustre because it’s a beautiful combination of matte and glossy finishes, as it looks especially good if you’re framing it behind glass.
Still, plenty of people love the matte finish because of its more textured surface and it's less reflective than glossy papers. If you’re choosing not to frame it, the matte look adds a nice subtle detail to the room, too.