In the paper type discussion portion of C2P Michael makes the comment that some images look better on Matte than Glossy. If it's possible to characterize these, even generally, what would the description be? When one looks at an image on the screen, what triggers one into preferring Matte? Subjects that look good with a reduced tonal range and reduced gamut seem obvious candidates, but isn't this a gross oversimplification?
Certainly, "better" is highly subjective. I'm not looking for an absolute answer by any means. Maybe it really is just my personal preferences, but when I see Matte prints next to Glossy (Luster is the version of Glossy I use) the Lusters always look better. Based on prints I've made, articles read, videos watched, etc., it seems as if folks decide to print on Matte for the feel/texture of the paper and consider the image reproduction limitations imposed by Matte a trade worth making. Surely there must be lots of images that really do look better on Matte - lots and lots of Matte paper is sold.
And so, let's assume we're the customer and that just saying it's on a Matte paper confers no special value. Let's also assume we intend to print both Matte (Epson Enhanced Matte) and Glossy (Epson Prem Luster Photo paper) and will look at them side by side, both covered with glass to simulate mounting. What kinds of images will lead me to pick the Matte over the Glossy?