“When they are inkjet coated you can expect deeper blacks, bit more sharpness, and of course a bit more color saturation.” Jon Cone on Awagami Paper June 2017
First let me say that I am loving Piezography and PiezoPro inks - the whole nine yards. Cannot tell you how sweet it is to print just like the monitor and really see the image pop on to paper. Much easier done than said… and challenging my image curating in post in rewarding, new ways.
Second, printing shots of my dog alternatively in matte (Cone Type 2) and satin using glossy on Hahnemuhle Baryta Fine Art (something close to that… I’m at work without the box), the hair on the dog and the detail pops in the matte in ways that glossy just doesn’t seem to show. I know I’m supposed to like the glossy better but I don’t. My eyes have yet to see a comparison where the deeper blacks of the glossy “look” better than the detail of the matte. So I searched here to see what I can find, and best as I can tell this is close to applying - even though it’s not specifically in context. (Yes, it’s probably a misapplication - which is why I’m writing).
So what’s my question? Given Jon’s quote above, I’m wondering whether the quoted statement is a generic difference between the two types of paper and true broadly, or not. My own anecdotal evidence is narrow relative to yours, but it seems to confirm Jon’s quote. Appreciate the insight and experience of Master Printers - especially as I may not have sampled a paper that gives glossy a fair shot. Suggestion elsewhere has been made to try Canson Platine Fibre Rag Inkjet paper before making a conclusion, but I’m all ears and eyeballs. Thanks!