Panstoria Photo Book Review Part 4 or Matte vs. Glossy Photo Book Covers

Glossy (left) and matte (right) photo book covers.

Glossy (left) and matte (right) photo book covers.

The latest photo books I received from Panstoria included samples with glossy and matte covers. The Matte covers look nice and the matte finish certainly cuts down on glare. Unfortunately black turns into a dark gray, reducing the impact of black and white or night photos. Consequently, I recommend glossy covers as the default. Matte works well but only if the photos on the cover do not contain black or other dark colors.

Decision process for cover selection.

Decision process for cover selection.

For Part 3 of this review see Panstoria Photo Book Review Part 3.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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4 Responses to Panstoria Photo Book Review Part 4 or Matte vs. Glossy Photo Book Covers

  1. Louanna Wasson says:

    Thanks AGAIN Dr. Mark. You are appreciated!!!

  2. Your research is so helpful Dr. Mark. Love the lengths you go to helping us in our memory preservation. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! 🙂

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