This slightly textured, satin (or luster) surface is like the E-surface papers that were popular in darkroom printing. The print surface doesn’t show fingerprints or reflect glare like glossy papers do. This paper’s excellent ink retention properties produce an exceptionally large color gamut for bright, realistically saturated colors and accurate skin tones. Professional Photographers love it because the prints they deliver to their customers feel noticeably thicker, heavier, and more durable than mass-market inkjet photo papers. The latest generation is even thicker than before at 11.5 mil.