A special image requires a special paper, so if you find yourself looking for something a little different to print on, why not try the Olmec Metallic gloss and lustre papers? – these neutral white RC papers hav
e a lovely pearlescent finish with a slightly blue tone, providing excellent colo
ur saturation, gamut and D-max. The gloss is a very high gloss with a smooth finish, if you like a little less reflection then Olmec make a lustre version too.
We have tested these in the office recently with some black and white and colour images, which look great!
They are printed on a Canon Pixma Pro 1 printer using Olmec ICC profiles from Innova Art’s website – http://www.innovaart.com/icc-profiles-1/It’s quite hard to see the finish of the papers in the photos, but they give a stunning, extra bit of punch to the images. They would be wonderful for wedding images too!
If there are no profiles listed for your printer, use generic media settings such as ‘Premium Glossy paper / Photo Paper Lustre’ and let the Printer manage the colours in Photoshop. You can find further details about printing and using Olmec Paper here: Olmec_Media-Settings-Guide_2014
Keith Cooper of Northlight Images, ran a review of these papers last year when they were launched to the new updated Olmec range. Read Keith’s Review here: http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/reviews/paper/olmec-photo.html