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Black Metal Frame: Gloss or Matte?

Jay Chartwell , Oct 23, 2007; 01:57 p.m.

For showing my B&W prints in the past I have used gloss black metal frames. Opinions, please on whether gloss finish or matte finish is better.

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Frank Schifano , Oct 23, 2007; 04:02 p.m.

You'll never get a consensus here. I prefer the matte finish because it doesn't pull your eye away from the print nearly as much as the glossy finish.

Jim Appleyard , Oct 23, 2007; 04:38 p.m.

I was just going to say what Frank did.

John Elder , Oct 23, 2007; 05:39 p.m.

Matte

Chuk Tang , Oct 23, 2007; 07:24 p.m.

I'm for matte too. Gloss just looks cheap to me where matte looks sophisticated and clean. Nielsen's (?) black anodised aluminium frames are nice.

Chris Waller , Oct 25, 2007; 03:31 a.m.

I don't like high gloss black frames, but prefer either a satin finish or matte.

Mark Rogers , Oct 25, 2007; 04:36 p.m.

I own a picture frame company that specializes in fine art photography picture frames. If you were not already seeing enough of a consensus, let me add that we dont even offer a glossy metal or wood frame. The closest we do is a satin or semi-gloss wood. All our Nielsen metals are anodized matte black.

Cheers,
Mark

Peter Galuszewski , Oct 31, 2007; 06:35 p.m.

I guess its a consensus! :) (add me to the matt/at most satin pile)

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