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Metallic Inkjet Photo Paper - 80lb. Polar Pearl Metallic

Discover how easy it is to make photo metallic prints from your inkjet printer!

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The new 300gsm Polar Pearl Metallic Plus offers the proven benefits of the original 255gsm weight Polar Pearl with the added benefit of more weight, thickness, and a slightly cooler tone. You’ll get amazing results from this truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Pearl Metallic features the same aspects as its lab equivalent - a high gloss finish and a pearlescent base stock that yields an elegant iridescence in your images. Getting great prints from Polar Pearl Metallic is easy, and Red River Paper even offers free printer profiles to make color management a breeze. This paper is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect.

300gsm Polar Pearl Metallic Plus is part of Red River's Polar family of products which represent the absolute state-of-the-art in photo inkjet papers.

Color profiles are available for your printer in Red River's color profile library.
Handling guide and FAQ click here

  • The look of photo lab metallic prints
  • Compatible with any inkjet printer
  • Low OBA paper
  • 11.8mil photo thickness
  • Slightly cooler than the 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic
  • Acid free base stock. Coating slightly acidic. (explain this)

Take a moment to read the customer ratings of the lighter weight version of this paper.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Polar Pearl Metallic work with pigment ink printers?

Yes. We've tested the paper with all pigment based inkjet printers dating back to the Epson 2200. Newer machine are virtually flawless on this surface. Older pigments such as the original Epson UltraChrome™ also show remarkably little pigment articfacts such as bronzing and gloss differential.

What is the surface like?

If you've never seen a photo lab metallic print you will likely enjoy the look. Overall, images have a glow almost like light is coming from the paper. Now imagine that the solid colors and white space in your image take on an extra effect that mixes metallic hints and pearlescent colorful reflections.

Is this like photo lab paper?

Yes, Polar Pearl Metallic is a photobase media with a microporous coating. It feels like a contemporary photo lab print.

Are their any markings on the back of the paper?

No. All Red River Papers are without markings or logos.

Can I print on the back of Polar Pearl Metallic?

No, the backside will not accept inkjet ink. We do not recommend writing with pen as the pressure could create marks on the front of the sheet.

What types of images look good on this surface?

Polar Pearl Metallic will add luminance and depth to any image. Images with solid colors, reflections, and negative space (whites) will look especially stunning on this new paper.

Here are some examples. Each has notations about parts of the image that would look particularily interesting on the Metallic surface.

© Paul Gleiser

Neutral whites, reflection behind statue, stone mid-tones in the background

© Shelly Katz

Brilliant color and water reflections


White dress, water, clouds and sky

© Laurie Excell

Snow and water reflections


© Joseph Victor Stefanchik

Lots of mid tones, bright colors, wedding dress

 

Note!

Only the 80lb. Polar Pearl Metallic is being discontinued. We will continue to carry 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic.

Benefits

The look of photo lab metallic for your inkjet printer

Extra weight and thickness feel more professional and makes prints more durable

Gives an amazing pop and brilliance to your images

Web Reviews

Great reviews for the new
Polar Pearl Metallic!

Ron Martinsen Blog

MattBeardsley Blog

YourPhotoTips.com

PDN Magazine

PhotoWalkPro.com

DaneCreekFolios.com


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