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Lustre vs Glossy Art Print Finishes

A few months ago, we made a change to our product lineup by replacing the previous metallic finish with lustre and glossy finishes. Since then, we have received a lot of questions about the difference between these finishes. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the differences between them.

Lustre finish is a popular choice for many artists and photographers. This finish is a subtle blend between matte and glossy, providing a soft sheen without too much glare. Lustre finish is a great option if you want to showcase the finer details of your artwork while still providing some protection against fingerprints and scratches.

One of the benefits of choosing a lustre finish is that it is less reflective than a glossy finish. This means that the print can be hung in a room with natural light without creating too much glare or reflection. 

Glossy Finish, on the other hand, is a highly reflective finish that provides a vibrant and bold look to the artwork. This finish is perfect for artwork with rich colors and deep contrast. Glossy finish is also great for showcasing fine details, such as textures or small patterns.

One of the downsides of choosing a glossy finish is that it is highly reflective. This means that the print can be difficult to view in direct sunlight or artificial light, which can create unwanted glare or reflection.

Glossy finish is also more prone to fingerprints and scratches, so it's important to handle the print with care.

Which One Is Right for You?

Choosing the right finish for your artwork ultimately comes down to personal preference and the type of artwork you're printing. If you're looking for a finish that provides a subtle sheen and natural look, lustre finish might be the way to go. If you want a bold and vibrant finish that really makes your artwork pop, glossy finish might be the better option.

We hope this comparison between lustre and glossy finishes has been helpful in making your decision. 


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