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Matte Finish

Dull papers can be better for text


Matte Finish

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Coated paper with a dull, no-gloss finish without luster is known as matte finish or just matte. Ink colors often appear softer on a matte finish. Text can be easier to read on matte finish papers than on glossier finishes. Photographs may be more vibrant on glossy paper; however a matte finish can give portraits a softer appearance.

Using Matte Papers

Explore paper grades for desktop publishing projects. Many of these papers for business cards, brochures, and greeting cards come in a matte finish.


Also Known As: flat (as in not shiny, used to describe paint as well as paper)

Common Misspellings: matt finish | mat

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