Hi - I want to print some landscape pictures I took in Death Valley, California, and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. I also have some seascapes and beach pictures. I'm looking at 8x10 and larger.

I have an Epson Stylus Photo R1800 printer. I'm also thinking that I may order prints from some commercial producer. In either case, my question is the same:

What is the best kind of paper to have them printed on?
I don't know whether to go with glossy, matte, metalic, or something else.

Is there a particular type of paper that is best for portraits?

I'm pretty new to this, so any advice you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.