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Postby kzwang293 on Sun May 09, 2010 10:54 pm

hi guys!
do headshots have to be printed on photo paper? does it make a bad impression if it is printed on regular computer paper?
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Re: headshots?

Postby jessijane456 on Tue May 18, 2010 8:36 am

I'm not completely sure, but I think it would seem more professional if you printed them out on paper. :)
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Re: headshots?

Postby Kay246 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:23 pm

photo paper or other thick, good quality paper. Avoid using regular multi-purpose computer paper, since it's thin and the ink will make it wrinkle. Matte paper is always good, since it's easier for printing your resume on the back of your headshot
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Re: headshots?

Postby Tom Smith on Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:10 pm

yes, my opinion regular computer paper is not good one. Matte paper produces nice quality prints but does not have that vibrant color finish. Matte paper is not vulnerable to being marred by fingerprints and it produces a non-glare photo.
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Re: headshots?

Postby Tommy Brown on Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:03 am

I am sure regular computer paper is bad for you..
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Re: headshots?

Postby canespin on Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:42 am

I recently had an opportunity to sit down with a production manager and this question actually came up in the discussion. Headshots need to be taken seriously and printing them on normal paper usually doesn't get the job done for a major production. They managers expect professional quality presentation from professional quality people. Just take a look at some online reviews, people who have the best experiences get gigs at professional companies. Have you guys ever seen those kinds of reviews, the ones on angies list?
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Re: headshots?

Postby on Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:15 am

I always choose whichever I would see as more professional. In this case, professional paper. Photo paper.
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