Paper Size & Finish Type

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When you order from Yorishiro you will be able to choose the size and finish of the paper. By size we mean the full size of the paper with no borders (printing to the edge). By finish we mean the coating used to produce either a shine (such as gloss), a matt (a flatter less reflective surface) or somewhere in-between. If you wish to place your print in a glass frame for example, you may wish to choose a non reflective finish such as a matt. If you wish to not use glass (or similar frame) then you could choose a more glossy finish type.

The type of paper size and finish you decide on will have an effect on how it looks depending on whether you have strong artificial or natural lighting is in your room. For example if you have spot lights in the celling then they might reflect off the surface. If you have strong natural light coming through a window then it may reduce its impact on the wall. Deciding where to locate your picture is just as important as the finish you decide upon.

The sizes we offer are as follows:

  • A2 (420mm x 594mm) / (42.0cm x 59.4cm)
  • A3+ (329mm x 483mm) / (32.9cm x 48.3cm)
  • A3 (297mm x 420mm) / (29.7cm x 42.0cm)
  • A4 (210mm x 297mm) / (21.0cm x 29.7cm)

The paper finishes are as follows:

  • A2 Paper thickness 310 GSM / 310 Micron / Smooth Pearl
  • A3+ Paper thickness 260 GSM / 265 Micron / Lustre
  • A3+ Paper thickness 310 GSM / 310 Micron / Smooth Pearl
  • A3 Paper thickness 260 GSM / 260 Micron / Metallic Gloss
  • A3 Paper thickness 310 GSM / 310 Micron / Smooth Pearl
  • A4 Paper thickness 310 GSM / 310 Micron / Smooth Pearl

Please make sure you choose the correct type of paper finish as we can’t change it once it is printed.

Smooth Pearl: The high-density, resin coated heavyweight base and smooth pearl finish not only eliminate glare and fingerprints but with its natural photographic white tint, produce prints with the true look and feel of a photograph.

For outstanding imaging performance, combined with the benefit of “touch dry” from the printer, this pearl surface media is the “choice of professionals”

Metallic Gloss: The resin coated paper is suitable for creating display and exhibition prints or alternatively prints can be added to photo albums or portfolio work to create additional impact. Has a reflective shiny surface similar to a silver metal.

Although the media adds an additional creative angle to portrait and studio photography, it also lends itself perfectly to enhancing mechanical, industrial or architectural images.

Lustre: The lustre surface is perfect for every type of image genre from stunning portraits and scenic landscapes to wildlife, mono conversions, abstracts, macros or architecture. Not quite as reflective as Metallic Gloss and had a sharp white with a more granular shine.

If you need further assistance in deciding what finish type you may need then please give us a call or email us and we will be happy to help. Deciding on a size and type isn’t always an easy decision so we are there to help you if you need it.

The size of your photo is important if you are hanging it on the wall. Too small and it may look out of place so please take a look at the pictured illustrations of the print on a wall. We use the largest size currently available so you can imagine what it may look like. Remember everyone’s home is different so pick a size that fits in your your requirements.