On the surface, all photo papers look the same. There are actually several differences. Each type is best suited for a particular purpose. Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a professional photographer, you must know how to match the paper to the photo.
Your main concern for the inkjet paper should be its completion. There are several different options, including gloss, matte texture or surface treatment. Below we outline all of these features.
In the “gloss” category, there are two options: gloss and half-life. Because of the seemingly rich colors, novices may prefer glossy inkjet paper. This may be perfect, just leave photos with family or friends, but you won’t get the desired results if you’re going to put the photos in a frame. The gloss is very lustrous and therefore produces a blur of image reflection. Put the picture under the glass, plus two times the glare after the completion.
We said before the second option is matte finish. Matte inkjet paper will not produce any reflection, will actually make you more black than black, which would enhance the contrast. In the case of details and textures, glossy inkjet paper is superior to gloss because it shows finer details. Another option to show off your photos is the canvas. This is the ideal choice for the pictures you want to compose because it combines matte detail and bright colors. A lack of glass in front of the image also helps to prevent reflection. However, you should be aware that the canvas is usually a rough surface, so it is easy to display the bumps on the surface when it is illuminated on the side.
Now that we have talked about various types of inkjet paper, we will turn our attention to the durability and longevity of photographic paper. As a general rule, any photos hanging or displayed directly will disappear over time. Although the printing of pigment based inks lasts longer than dye inks, they will eventually fade. Pigment inks are designed to resist optimum fading and can last more than 100 years without changing, and better dye printing can last for more than 20 years. Keep in mind that any statement about the photo fastness to fading is based on very specific paper guides, which should be listed in the fine print of the printer manual. In addition, if the article should be fifty years old, that doesn’t mean your photos will disappear in a year. How long was the year’s mark and no sign of any change began?.