The three most common finishes are matte, glossy, and luster (sometimes referred to as pearl). Glossy is typically the finishing method for most public labs. Glossy photos are shiny and they typically make the color and contrast "pop" in an image. Matte is a dull looking finish that is often used for fine art prints.
Considering this, is Lustre or glossy finish better?
The Matte finish offers a flat, texturized finish with little to no glare. Some find this finish is better for paintings and darker prints although it works for any type of image. The Lustre is wonderful for both, capturing the best qualities from Glossy and Matte and combining them into one beautiful finish.
What is a luster finish?
answer glossy photos are printed on coated paper with a very smooth, shiny reflective lustre prints offer the best of both worlds the color saturation of glossy finish with the fingerprint resistance of matte. And none of the glare if you're planning to frame the print, definitely go lustre matte.
What is a metallic finish on photos?
Metallic Print. With a glossy finish and unique metallic appearance, these prints have extra visual interest and depth. They are printed on long-lasting Kodak Professional Endura Metallic paper. The result is a striking, three-dimensional, last image on an ultra-bright background.