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    Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    What's the difference?

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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Semi-gloss is shinier than semi-matte.
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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    I would venture that it would depend on the manufacturer and how they choose to label a paper. Same-named finishes could vary from brand to brand.

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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Six of one, half-a-dozen of the other...
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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter View Post
    I would venture that it would depend on the manufacturer and how they choose to label a paper. Same-named finishes could vary from brand to brand.
    This. One brand's semi-gloss is another brand's semi matte. Also note that "matte" RC papers are much more glossy than matte fiber papers, so there are distinct differences even within brands.

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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Hi Tom,
    Is there a specific brand you'd like to know about?
    In general, I find the blacks to have more depth in glossier paper, and be more black.
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    Re: Semi-Gloss or Semi-Matt Paper?

    Hi David,

    Ilford classifies its warmtone fiber as semi-matt, Bergger gives you a choice between semi-gloss or semi-gloss, and Oriental as glossy with the B&H filter for semi may. semi gloss. Ilford promises 7 grades of contrast, Bergger 6, and Oriental 5.

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