Age old question?
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21-12-11, 08:31 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
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Glossy paper is capable of holding more fine detail than matte, so that could have a bearing.
Assuming that the print isn't mounted behind glass, glossy will have a higher DMax (better tonal range).
Glossy is susceptible to the viewing angle if you want to avoid glare - as is matte, if behind normal (as opposed to non-reflective) glass.
Weight - if unmounted, the heavier the better (withing limits). If mounted, a lighter weight of paper may be easier to mount, depending on the mounting method you use.
That's the "objective" part. Subjectively, some images look better on matte than glossy and vice versa.
And if you want to really consider all the issues, bear in mind that a very subtle change to the base tint of the paper can have an effect that is surprisingly large in the mood of the final print.
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