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Creative Results Printing on Inkjet Metallic Papers

Chrome Pearlescent and Mitsubishi Grace Metallic papers are both new to IT Supplies. The entire family of metallic papers is relatively new to the market and pulls its heritage from Kodak's Endura Metallic C-Prints. We've spent the last several weeks playing with these new products in our print research lab and loved the overall results. The portrait prints were some of our favorite prints with metallic paper's ability to make skin tone and highlights of the print 'pop,' with a slightly metallic tint. For both Chrome and Mitsubishi Grace we found using the highest quality print settings and ICC Profiles for Premium Glossy Photo Paper or Luster for best results. We've also seen really great results in both cityscape and landscape photo print applications using both Chrome and Mitsubishi metallic papers. This style of paper shows promise in a variety of other genres as well including still life, and advertising.

Metallic Inkjet Print on Mitsubishi Grace Metallic

Prints on Chrome Pearlescent seemed to have a smoother, subtle metallic hint and high gloss. Our prints on Mitsubishi Grace were similar to Chrome, however, we've noticed the Mitsubishi has more visible metallic qualities (prints almost seem to have light 'glittery' look).

The great part about both Chrome Pearlescent and Mitsubishi Grace Metallic Paper is that anyone with a simple desktop inkjet printer can create some really unique prints that previously required the use of a lab. If you haven't had the chance to print on metallic paper yet, do so!

Have you printed on metallic papers yet? We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment below and tell us about your experience with this great new media type.

Mitsubishi Grace Metallic Portrait Test Print using Epson 7900

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