Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl
Our last photo paper to discuss is Moab Slickrock Metallic Pearl (and a new personal favorite of the printing department). There is nothing special about the paper when looking at a plain sheet of it, but print a few images and it becomes a completely different animal, producing something really amazing and unique.
It’s a resin-coated paper, with an ultra-smooth pearlescent finish and a metallic sheen. So what makes this paper so special, you might ask? Well, it’s the metallic characteristic of it, where it transforms the image you printed giving it a life like, almost 3-D quality. Black and white images along with images showing cities, metal surfaces, water, or lights look particularity amazing on this paper.
The nice thing about it compared to other metallic papers, is that it looks like a normal, semi-gloss sheet of photo paper, and isn’t overly grey or metallic looking. The pearl finish it has means that the paper falls in closer to a bright slight grey white, vs. a warm white, when comparing it to our other papers. It offers the same vivid colors as the Epson papers with deep blacks and ultra-bright highlights and has a very shiny finish, which really makes colors pop.
This paper might not be for everyone, but it is an exceptional choice for photos with glass, water, ice, lens flares, or any subject that you want to add some “oomph”. We encourage all our photographers, whether you are a professional, or an amateur, to give this paper a try and discover for yourself how fascinating and unique it is. It just might surprise you and open up new ideas to explore in your future art projects.