Paper Types - Connie Villa


If you are interested in purchasing one of my prints, the shopping cart icon above any of my photos can be used to purchase prints. Prices vary by size and by the printing surface that you select. Metal prints and Canvas prints arrive ready to hang on your wall. All other prints will need to be matted and framed after purchase.



Lustre is a professional grade paper, printed in Kodak Professional Endura paper and is materially thicker or heavier than consumer paper. Lustre has the color saturation of glossy paper but it does not have the glare that is associated with glossy paper.


Metallic prints have an extra visual interest and depth. They have a glossy finish and eye catching metallic appearance. They are printed in Kodak Professional Endura metallic paper. It produces lasting images with extreme sharpness, brightness and color saturation.


Metal prints don’t need to be framed. They arrive ready to hang on your wall; they are highly durable, waterproofed and scratch-resistant. Metal prints are printed on a sheet of specially coated aluminum that is backed with a ¾” thick foam block making the print to be set off the wall. If you are not interested in framing or matting a photo, this is a good option.


Giclee Prints are made with high-quality archival inks on fine art papers using a high-resolution large format inkjet printer. The final result are images with smooth tones and rich colors, making these prints ideal for extraordinary presentations. Prints on this type of paper are printed on a heavy, 310g paper with a subtle texture. This acid-free paper is 100% cotton fiber and is finished with a water –based protective spray. The stunning colors and paper finish give prints the look of a painting.


Wrapped Canvas prints arrive ready to hang on your wall. Images are printed on heavy duty Premier Art Water Resistant Canvas and finished with dry lamination process that is UV and water resistant. The canvas is stretched and then wrapped over a 1 3/8” thick wooden frame. Your photo will extend to cover the sides of the frame for a finish and beautiful presentation.

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