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Question: What are your preferences for using luster paper
Epson Premium Luster
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rockiemtn42
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« on: January 30, 2013, 03:52:30 PM »
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I was just wondering what everyone's preference was out of curiosity. I personally use Epson Premium Luster and Inkjet Art Micro Ceramic Luster.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 04:08:15 PM »
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Inkjet Lustre photographic papers are sorta hard to get excited about.

My go-to lustre photo papers are:

1.  Kodak Professional Lustre (www.itsupplies.com).  Brand Management is pretty attentive and has done a good job taking over for Kodak inkjet media.

2.  Breathing Color's Vibrance Lustre
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 04:14:40 PM »
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Canson Platine Fibre Rag.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 07:47:25 PM »
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Ilford Gold Fibre Silk. But I'm probably about to move to Canson.
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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 07:59:53 PM »
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Also using gold fibre silk, but am really tiring of the random scratches coming off the roll all the time. Is the canson better for this?

I've tried the Epson lustre RC paper but the constant off gassing really got to me. Would still get glass fogging from it if I let the prints dry for a week.
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« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 08:02:55 PM »
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Canson Platine Fibre Rag is one of my favorites---but I would not consider it as belonging to this class of inexpensive lustre papers.  (Same for the Ilford Gold Fibre Silk).  It's much better.
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« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 08:18:04 PM »
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My favorite by far is Canson baryta photographique.  And the Canson-produced profile is dead on with my 3880.

Sal
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« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2013, 10:00:25 AM »
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I do like the Canson Platine Fiber Rag. A similar paper to the Canson Platine Fiber Rag which I like is the Museo Silver Rag.
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 10:26:44 AM »
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My favorite by far is Canson baryta photographique.  And the Canson-produced profile is dead on with my 3880.

Sal
Definitely. Although I am using ImagePrint, output is still as you say.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2013, 09:08:10 PM »
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I've been using Red River's UltraPro Satin and getting good results. They've also come out with a bartya paper(SAn Gabriel Semigloss Fiber) that looks interesting.
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2013, 01:05:35 AM »
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My prime Luster choice is Breathing Color  Vibrance Luster

I use Epson and Red River interchangeably.

All 3 media are 'ColorMunkied', the BCVL texture is slightly coarser, yields excellent 'blacks' and a vibrant 'pop'.

The Epson and RR print output (color profiled) are 'indistinguishable to my older eyes, both exhibiting excellent image quality. For my B&W prints the BCVL is outstanding, I can actually smell the 'hypo'!!!

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2013, 02:10:28 PM »
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I've been using Red River's UltraPro Satin and getting good results. They've also come out with a bartya paper(SAn Gabriel Semigloss Fiber) that looks interesting.

I like the Red River San Gabriel paper but it is rather expensive.  Last time I looked, it was more than Ilford Gold Fiber Silk.

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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2013, 08:19:20 AM »
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For my B&W prints the BCVL is outstanding, I can actually smell the 'hypo'!!!

irv weiner

I'll have to try that one!
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« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2013, 08:29:14 AM »
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Not totally sure of the definition of luster these days, so I don't know if these qualify:

1) Canson Baryta Photographique for smooth, OBA-containing. My go-to for anything that will be made into a poster and laminated, unless I need a glossy laminate.
2) Canson Platine when surface texture is wanted. OBA-free and a nice paper.
3) Innova Warm Cotton Gloss is like Museo Silver Rag, with sort of a linen-like surface. No OBA, as I understand it.
4) Museo Silver Rag: Again a very nice linen feeling surface, no OBA but pretty bright. Some surface irregularity problems, prevalent some months ago in some supply lines, has apparently been solved. Museo replaced several boxes of product that I had that were affected graciously and free of charge.

I have a particular aversion to the Epson Premium Luster paper, for some reason. It's as though I ate a box of it as a child and got dreadfully ill. Hate it.

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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2013, 06:29:08 AM »
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I'm not particularly fond of it either, but it's the closest I've found to traditional E-Surface type lab prints and is what my portrait customers expect. It's relatively inexpensive and I can order it right across the street from my studio and avoid shipping costs. For my fine art work, I much prefer the matte papers like Cold Press Natural (which I do offer for portraits as well, but at a premium).
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