Question by  apple (447)

What is the difference between lustre and glossy photo paper?


Answer by  Atphoto (24)

A glossy photo paper is often smooth and has a very highly reflective surface. Lustre paper offers a reflective surface and has texture to it. This paper often shows colors as being more saturated and higher values of contrast, and is appropriate for digital printing.


Answer by  embockjr (709)

Glossy photo paper will have a very shiney, very bright, high gloss surface. Lustre surface photo papers will show less gloss, but will not be defined as matte surfaced. Think of the lustre surface as being related to the satin finish often described with painted surfaces.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Lustre paper has more of a shine to it. It is more of a higher quality paper than the glossy photo paper. Glossy photo paper is cheaper and the quality is not that good. Yes, it may look the same as lustre but in the long run you will see the cheap quality.


Answer by  jaclark586 (359)

Glossy photo paper is incredibly shiny and shows color very well, lustre photo paper does not have the same shine.


Answer by  rube26105 (379)

glossy paper is so much beter than the other it not even a real comparison,lustre paper is so far behind glossy paper that its not even funny

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Answer by  Mollichella (445)

Glossy paper is just that, glossy and very shiny. Lustre paper is more dull, it's like comparing glossy paint to semi-glossy.


Answer by  Aya (797)

Lustre photo paper is the average paper that is finished like canvass, slightly textured. Glossy paper is smooth and very shiny. In most cases, though, glossy prints can not be produced in an hour.

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