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What is "Matte" - Definition & Explanation

Lacks luster or gloss and has a usually smooth even surface free from shine or highlights.
A type of finish or fabric style with a flat, non-shiny look.
A dull or rough surface, lacking gloss or luster, such that more light is reflected to the eye and colors appear less dense.
A dull, clear coating applied to printed materials for protection or appearance.
A flat, not glossy surface finish.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

Plain weave fabric (cotton, silk, rayon, synthetics) having a slightly irregular surface due to uneven slubbed filling yarns. It is a raw silk made from Tussah silk or silk waste, depending on the...
This final operation in yarn manufacture consists of the drawing, twisting, and the winding or the newly spun yarn onto a device such as a bobbin, spindle, cop. tube. cheese, etc. Spinning requires...
Scottish tartan fabric woven with a blue and black ground and green and white over-check. Medium weight, usually not heavy enough for outerwear. Originally all-wool, but now may contain a proportion...
A numerical designation of yarn size indicating the relationship of length to weight. The number of warp yarns (ends) and filling yarns (picks) per inch in a woven fabric, or the number of wales...
Fabrics which have surface treatments that provide a variety of looks and effects on the fabric surface. These include brushing, sanding, sueding, etc. The warp knit industry is specially innovative...

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