Surface quality describes whether the surface of the paper is rough or not and whether the paper is glossy or matte, among other factors. Papers that reflect light are classified as glossy, papers that slightly diffuse light are called semi-gloss, and papers that minimize reflection are categorized as matte. Depending on the difference in the quality, papers are further differentiated as platinum, high gloss, pearl, satin, and so on.
Papers with a flat surface are called smooth, while papers with very rough surfaces are called rough. Matte and rough papers show the original characters of the paper. Smoother and glossier papers can reproduce the colors in the photograph more straightforwardly.