On Nov 9, 2010, at 12:10 PM, arlenelove3@...
> Has anyone used a paper with a slight satin surface with K3 matte black
> ink? I use only Photo Rag 308, but would sometimes like a slightly satin
> surface without changing over to Photo Black ink. I've found that Photo Rag
> Pearl can produce a really punchy image on a few photos, but is a disaster on
It tends to work the other way around: luster and satin surfaces are types of gloss media, just with a texture applied. So they respond to ink like a gloss, not like a matte. So if you use Photo Black, you can use various degrees of luster and satin papers with it without difficulty. On the other hand, Matte Black is intended for truly matte media, and does not respond well to gloss surfaces, with our without a luster/satin texture applied to it. Even the Baryta papers, which resemble darkroom prints from the 1950s, use Photo Black.
C. David Tobie
Global Product Technology Manager
Digital Imaging & Home Theater
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