Matte photo paper is a type of paper used to print photos from a home printer. Of the three different finishes available, matte is the least glossy, making it most appropriate for certain types of projects, especially black and white photos.
All types of photo paper begin with the same base paper but are coated with one of three different finishes: glossy, semigloss and matte, also known as nonglossy. Matte offers the dullest finish of the three. It is available in either single- or double-sided finishes; paper with a double-sided finish is suitable for projects that require printing on both sides, such as calendars.