Which Print Type should I choose?

Premium Lustre Paper is a semi-shiny, slightly pebbled-textured photo paper that combines the durability and softness of matte paper with the shine and contrast of glossy paper. It provides a very professional look with excellent color and detail without reflecting too much light.

Advantages of Lustre Paper for Photo Tile Prints

  • Its semi-reflective surface makes it a versatile paper for many purposes.

  • Since it doesn’t reflect that much light, you can hang it on a wall and see it from different angles without any distracting glare— perfect for galleries and decorative prints!

  • It provides smooth and accurate skin tones for portraits.

  • It’s more resistant to fingerprints, blemishes, and scratches.

  • It looks professional.

Disadvantages of Lustre Paper for Photo Prints

  • It loses a bit of contrast and sharpness due to its pebbled texture.

  • The colors don’t ‘pop out’ as much as with a glossy finish.


Glossy Photo paper is a popular type of photographic paper with a shiny and smooth coating, giving your prints a reflective, almost glass-like finish. It’s the typical photo paper used to print your family photos in a regular lab.

Advantages of Glossy Paper for Photo Tile Prints

  • It provides crisp, striking images with high contrast.

  • It delivers vibrant colors, bright highlights, and intense blacks.

  • It has a smooth surface that preserves and enhances all the details of the photo.

Disadvantages of Glossy Paper for Photo Tile Prints

  • Can reflect a large amount of light and can be difficult to see from some angles depending on the light source in the room.

  • It’s prone to hold fingerprints and marks.


Glossy photo paper with Lamination combines the Glossy photo paper with a clear glossy lamination film.

Adding lamination to the Glossy photo paper ads UV protection to your photo tile and added resistance to scratches and fingerprints.

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