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I learned, when I was younger, that better is the
worst enemy of good… always hated that! :mad:
 
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I've been printing on a Lustre paper for a year or so now and been very happy with the prints from my Epson SC-P600.

I've just done a few test prints on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper and it's absolutely gorgeous. How can I go back to Lustre now? :banghead:
hehe ... I shouldn't laugh really but hehe ... short answer is you can't (go back that is). I spent days and a small fortune in ink testing a variety of papers and have settled on a couple I really like, both fine art types (one is a baryta, the other a matte). Such a personal choice though, but for me head and shoulders above compared to standard lustre and gloss papers.
 

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I learned, when I was younger, that better is the
worst enemy of good… always hated that! :mad:

Not forgetting that excess is never enough...
 
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FWIW

Not home printed but have had in the past exhibition/sales prints [printed commercially] on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Pearl and a test one (currently on my own wall) on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Photo Rag, both lovely prints and pleasing look.
 

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Which Fine Art one is it out of curiosity? I'm guessing it's the Baryta (non-Satin)?

There's nothing quite like seeing a good image on fab paper. The good news is that the expense will mean (if you're like me) you only print the best. I print contact sheets on Olmec's Photo Metallic Lustre because it's cheap as chips and the colour rendition is superb (even if it feels like handling sellotape). Giveaway-to-friends prints are on Fotospeed's Plat Lustre 'cos that's a great compromise of price & quality. But for my own guilty pleasure it's my Museo Silver Rag (which has the edge over the Hahnemuhle papers on texture & feel IMO) which is at a similar price point to the Fine Art Baryta.

Glad it's not just me that gets excited about paper :)
 
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Which Fine Art one is it out of curiosity? I'm guessing it's the Baryta (non-Satin)?

There's nothing quite like seeing a good image on fab paper. The good news is that the expense will mean (if you're like me) you only print the best. I print contact sheets on Olmec's Photo Metallic Lustre because it's cheap as chips and the colour rendition is superb (even if it feels like handling sellotape). Giveaway-to-friends prints are on Fotospeed's Plat Lustre 'cos that's a great compromise of price & quality. But for my own guilty pleasure it's my Museo Silver Rag (which has the edge over the Hahnemuhle papers on texture & feel IMO) which is at a similar price point to the Fine Art Baryta.

Glad it's not just me that gets excited about paper :)
I’m not sure to be honest. Marrutt sell it. I tried the fine art smooth and the standard which is a thicker paper with more texture. I know it’s hahnemuhle paper but nor really sure what it’s called. I’ve ordered a pack of A3+ and it will be used for the best images. The rest will stay on lustre.

I gave it a try as the wife wanted a couple of my images in the living room but I didn’t want a normal photo paper(gloss / lustre). It’s the first time if printed on a Matt paper.
 
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