What is the difference between glossy, matte and lustre?

Answer: Glossy photos are printed on coated paper with a very smooth, shiny reflective surface. Glossy finishes have a high-contrast appearance and look slick to the touch when not under glass.

In contrast, matte finishes have a very smooth, non-glare finish. Matte finishes have a lower-contrast when printed and are often used to enhance the texture of a print and may be best suited for framing.

Lustre paper is the premier paper most preferred by portrait and wedding photographers and is considered more of a professional-grade paper. Lustre is often considered the finish "between" matte and glossy, and has a slight gloss with a subtle, often pearl-like texture. Lustre paper has a deeper color-saturization than matte as well as a higher contrast.


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Our photographers take many great photos for each article but there's just not enough room in the print edition for all of them.

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Each day our photographers create award-winning photography chronicling the day-to-day lives of our residents and the stories that affect us all. Since we can't possibly print all of the great photos in our printed edition, we are proud to publish them here. You may browse each gallery of the day's photos, or look at the specialty galleries covering special occasions, historical events, scenic essays and the daily stories of our lives here in the Kenosha area.

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