|Glossy finish paper has a high gloss coating applied to the paper surface that yields a smooth, shiny finish, vivid colors, vibrant images and excellent reproduction. This is the smoothest and most brilliant finish that we offer. Glossy finish paper is typically chosen for its polished texture, flashy appearance and superb color-contrast qualities. Glossy is best used on full color designs that have bright solid colors, photographs or bold patterns. Designs that contain prominent headlines, rich colors and tones, lots of imagery and minimal text are well-suited for a glossy finish. (Text heavy designs tend to be difficult to read on a glossy finish — we recommend a matte finish for them.) Glossy finish is applied to only the front side of the document.