- Glossy photos will show fingerprints, no matter where you get them printed. Fingerprints could actually rub away ink from the photo.
- The photos will have a glare. When you try to frame them, you may find that it is nearly impossible to actually see the whole picture in the light.
- Not all printers can print on glossy. When you send the paper through your printer and the ink just cannot dry, the results could be a smeared, inky mess that gets on the paper, you, and the printer.
Should You Just Say 'No' to Glossy Photo Paper?
by Cody Johnson | May 13, 2013 | Advice
When you walk into a store and start shopping for photo paper, one thing that you will find very quickly is you have so many options, it is very easy to get confused and overwhelmed. With so many choices in photo paper these days, you may be wondering what type you should be using. If you are like many, your first instinct may be to reach for the glossy, but that would be a very big mistake. In fact, I would avoid glossy like the plague! You will need to learn more about your options for photo paper so that you can understand why to avoid glossy and which other option to choose. Why Glossy Shouldn't be Your First Choice The first thing to know is why you should never make use of glossy photo paper. There are actually a few different reasons. Now, keep in mind that you could print out a glossy photo that turns out just fine, but the chances of that are low. Here are some reasons why glossy is not the best option for your digital photography: