Our New and Improved Coated Matte Paper Finish

By Chris Romero , Thu, 09/15/2022 - 16:05

Something about a Vision Art album screams "museum piece." Maybe it's the archival inks, the heavyweight paper, or the quality leather binding. Whatever the reason, these albums have a high-end look and feel. But here's the thing: they're not meant to be locked away in a display case. Yes, they're beautiful enough to be put on display, but they're also meant to be enjoyed. To be held and leafed through regularly.

However, even though our albums are #museumready, you may have some clients who are worried that they are not #myfamilyiscrazyready and would like something even more durable. Or maybe you want to offer your clients a product that stands out even more and provides a better user experience. That's where our coated matte finish comes in. It's beautiful, durable, and easy to clean, so you know that your clients will enjoy their photos without having to worry about what life may throw on them.

We have loved seeing through the years how our current coated matte paper finish elevates your stunning images. We are excited to announce that we will offer a new and improved coated matte. What are the differences between our previous coated matte and our new one? When will it go into production? What do you need to do as a photographer? And, how can you use coated matte in your business if you haven't already?

What are the differences between our previous coated matte and our new one?

Our previous coated matte was likened to "Dolphin skin." For those who don't have ready access to a dolphin, it can be described as a silky smooth, almost rubbery texture. It provided protection from spills, stains, and kid fingers, aka Cheeto finger. Our new material continues to be smooth but is less rubbery. It has better scratch resistance, provides a bit more clarity, and continues to protect from life's little messes.

When will our new coated matte finish go into production?

Our new coated matte will go into production starting October 1st, 2022.

What do you need to do as a photographer?

Although the differences between our previous and new coated matte seem slight, it is enough to be noticeable. We recommend that you order a paper sample kit so that you can see and feel the new material for yourself and make any necessary adjustments to your workflow.

You may wonder how coated matte is applied and how it will affect your image's colors. We coat our existing museum-quality matte paper with a unique laminate film. We have worked hard on getting the right formula, so this additional layer does not alter your image's colors. Additionally, we have ensured that the middle crease does not have any discoloration, allowing your work to be showcased just as you intended. We're proud to say that we have accomplished just that.

How can you use coated matte in your business?

Coated matte is a great way to add even more value to an already kick-butt album. It can help bring peace of mind to your clients if they are worried about life's little mishaps. Scratches are common, expected wear from regular use of an album. However, they tend to stand out more in darker images, so if your style leans more towards dark and moody, you design with several black and whites or have more of a darker tone aesthetic, we highly recommend adding our coated matte paper finish.

Plus, because your clients will love the album you designed for them, it'll naturally become a focal point when entertaining guests, exposing it to the dangers of drinks and messy fingers. Coated matte will also protects your client's images from spills. If and when it happens, all they would need to do is grab a clean cloth and wipe the liquid off.

Coated matte is a great additional tool to help you upsell the images you so masterfully captured. One way to offer it is via an a la carte option, or include it in one of your higher packages. You may find that your clients are willing to spend a bit more money to protect their images and albums, especially if they have small children or pets.

Coated matte is a fantastic product for photographers who want to offer their clients something extra special. It protects the images and gives the album a beautiful finish, making it stand out from the rest. If you haven't already started using coated matte in your business, we recommend you try it, order a paper sample kit today! It's a great way to add value to your products and give your clients peace of mind. And, as always, if you have any questions, our team is here to help!