On Metal Prints - Glossy vs. Matte

Metal prints gorgeously reproduce the images printed on them, but you may wonder whether you should buy glossy or matte finish. Glossy adds a little oomph to the image, but light plays havoc with it. Because glossy metal reflects light almost like a mirror, you will be limited to where you can hang the image so that you can actually see it. Matte prints, however, will reflect a shine without detail, giving you more location options.

Here are a couple of examples of glossy metal prints from Redbubble. Note how, depending on where you stand, you can see a lot of glare on the print.

Here is an example of a matte metal print. The glow in the lower right corner is from the light.

I have decided that, for me, matte is the way to go.

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