What is lustre finish?

Updated: Mar 27, 2014 11:42AM PDT

Lustre prints offer the best of both worlds:

  • the color saturation of glossy
  • the fingerprint resistance of matte
  • without the glare associated with glossy.

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

 

Lustre Finish Prints

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

Lustre Finish Prints

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

Lustre is printed on Kodak Supra Endura paper, which is heavier than matte. Lustre paper printed from Bay Photo and WHCC is watermarked on the back as follows:

Kodak Professional ENDURA Paper
DO NOT COPY
PROFESSIONAL IMAGES ARE
COPYRIGHT PROTECTED

 

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

FUJICOLOR
Professional Paper
Copyright Applies
Permission to reproduce required










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