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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:

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A dyeing machine in which fabric, in open width, is transferred repeatedly from one roller to another and passes each time through a dyebath of relatively small volume. NOTE: Jigs are also...
Chrome-free tanning is the tanning of hides to create leather either through the use of oils or natural tannins instead of chromium salts. This tanning process is more time intensive than chrome...

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