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What is lustre finish?

Updated: 08/30/2016

Lustre prints offer the best of both worlds: the color saturation of glossy finish with the fingerprint resistance of matte. And none of the glare associated with glossy prints!

Below, both the lustre print (bride) and glossy print (Darth Maul) look good in the absence of glare.

Lustre Finish Prints

But when the angle changes, glare becomes far more evident on the glossy print (right).

Lustre Finish Prints

Lustre has a satin-like sheen and a modestly textured surface that you can see when the light angle is just right.

Lustre prints from EZPrints are printed on Fujifilm Super Type PD paper, which is heavier than matte, and are watermarked on the back as follows:

Fujicolor Professional Paper
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Lustre prints from Bay Photo and WHCC are printed on Kodak Professional Endura paper and are watermarked on the back as follows:

Kodak Professional ENDURA Paper

Lustre prints from Loxley Colour are printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper and have the following on the back:

Professional Paper
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Permission to reproduce required