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When to use metallic paper?

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#1 Broyer

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 12:40

My lab offers metallic paper for slightly more. What images benefit from this paper? (I've yet to try it and was hoping the forum could save me the expense of testing). B&W? Mulitones? What about full color? Thanks,

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:18

People? Nature? Objects?

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 16:46

The only time I ever looked at metallic papers, they were not recommended for printers using pigment inks so I dropped the search.
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#4 Broyer

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 15:36

Well, I answered my own question. My lab (Mckenna Pro) has metallic for slightly more $. The paper seems to make B/W's and tritone's glow! It really works for processing that emulates old film (think old slide film). I use Alien Skin Exposure actions. The photos just glow and have a high gloss. I'm really impressed for black and white usage, although it seems to blow out highlights a bit.

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