Originally Posted by bud16415
I coined the term in earlier posts micro and macro texture and these laminates seem to be working in each mode in fact the manufactures have been very cleaver in how the surfaces of the laminates is made for counter tops. They want a very smooth pore free surface as to not absorb dirt and germs etc. and to be easily cleaned. But those surfaces become very glossy also. They then introduce this macro texture as shown in the close up scans. All these small but uniform bumps and dips act to diffuse the reflected light while staying glossy.
Good points, but keep in mind DW does not exhibit the problems the grays do and it is the same surface (not as Crystal). For the grays more of the gain is being produced by the surface sheen than the base color, which increases the specular gain. There is a very slight sheen with the matte -60 finish but nothing I would call exessive, and nowhere near how the photo depicts it.
None of the matte -60 samples I have/had looked that shiny in person, so I don't think the Crystal -90 is as shiny as the picture either in person. It does have a higher glossometer reading so it is shinier than the matte... maybe in the range of an eggshell finish but that is just a guess.
What is intrigging in the shots to me is the PS90 is brighter than the CgS background. It's hard to tell from the one picture too, but there looks to be some color shifting.
This could be the source material, the camera, or just maybe that is how the image really looks.
Paul could you shoot some bright scenes when you get a chance? If this doesn't hot spot or color shift, a bigger sample needs tested. Small samples are good to give an initial indication such as does it blatantly hot spot or color shift, but it's really impossible to get an idea of performance without a bigger surface, again that's my opinion... some agree, some don't. At least it was compared to a gray background and not white, so that is a positive thing.