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Photo Quality Inkjet Papers for Architects

Red River Paper has the photo quality inkjet papers architects need for portfolios, schematic designs, drawings, renderings, display pieces, and much more.

Choose from papers in different weights, surfaces, and sizes that you need for your projects. Some papers are even double-sided for presentations, portfolios, and books!

Make your next architectural project or presentation look its best when you choose Red River Paper products for architects.

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Red River papers are compatible with Epson, Canon, and HP inkjet printers. ICC profiles are available to make color management simple and fast.

Sizes from 4x6 to 17x25 to rolls are kept in stock for same day shipping.

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Top Recommended Inkjet Papers for Architects

With matte photo papers details are king. Free of surface texture or reflections, every detail you worked so hard to capture will be beautifully displayed.

32lb. Premium Matte

The lightest paper in the Premium Matte family, this matte photo paper offers printing flexibility and cost savings when you demand top grade image reproduction.


  • Surface: Matte Photo Paper Smooth non-reflective
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 32lb (125gsm)
  • Thickness: 5.5 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

47lb. Premium Matte

47lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on any inkjet printer.


  • Surface: Matte Photo Paper Smooth non-reflective
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 47lb (176gsm)
  • Thickness: 8.5 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

50lb. Premium Matte Double-sided

50lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on both sides of the paper.


  • Surface: Matte Photo Paper Smooth non-reflective
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 50lb. (185gsm)
  • Thickness: 9 mil
  • Reverse Side: Photo quality coated


High gloss and semi-gloss media for the best color saturation and deepest blacks.

68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0 ™

The top selling gloss, UltraPro looks and feels like traditional glossy photo lab paper.


  • Surface: Smooth gloss
  • Paper Tone: Bright white
  • Paper Weight: 68lb (260gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 27 cents/sheet

86lb. Pecos River Gloss Double-sided

DUO features a high gloss surface on both sides for brilliant photo reproduction with dye and pigment inks.


  • Surface: Glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 86b (320gsm)
  • Thickness: 14 mil
  • Printable: Both sides

The look and feel of traditonal photo lab luster paper. Compatible with any inkjet printer.

68lb. UltraPro Satin 4.0™

UltraPro will capture the true depth and range of colors in your photography, and lets your inkjet printer perform to its maximum potential.


  • Satin Texture: Medium
  • Paper Tone: Pleasing slightly warm white
  • Paper Weight: 68lb (270gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 27 cents/sheet

50lb. Arctic Polar Luster® Double-sided

Medium weight double-sided luster for photo books, portfolios, and binding projects.

  • Paper Weight: 50lb (190gsm)
  • Thickness: 9 mil
  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Printable: Both sides



Recommended Inkjet Printers for Architecture

Choosing the right inkjet printer is one of the most important choices for getting consistent, high quality reproductions of your work. Before getting to printer recommendations we'll cover some key principles you need to know:

Pigment vs. Dye Inks

Pigment ink printers are designed specifically to produce long lasting prints (40+ years). Pigment ink (like pigments used in ancient cave drawings) resist fade over time. If you want to insure your prints last many years then pigment ink is a must.

Dye ink is in most inkjet printers. While it reproduces great color on many different papers dye is not truly fade resistant. If you only display your prints in protected (mostly closed) albums then you can consider a dye inkjet printer. However, if you need "regular" photo prints for everyday use AND you want them to last decades then dye printers are probably not for you.

Paper Feed Path

Epson and Canon printers have rear feed trays. HP printers generally feed from the front only. We like Epson and Canon because those top trays can more easily accept heavy card stock.

Pigment Ink Printers  

Epson P400

Ink - Pigment
Width - 13"
Ink Tanks - Individual tanks
Number of inks - 8 (includes two blacks and gloss optimizer)

A favorite for glossy and satin paper users - colors are vibrant and details sharp. This printer will also work for your matte and fine art paper uses.

Epson P600

Ink - Pigment
Width - 13"
Ink Tanks - Individual tanks
Number of inks - 8

If you need larger ink tanks, outstanding black & white printing capability, and superior matte and fine art paper compatibility you should consider the Epson SureColor P600. The P600 has a three black system on board to print stunning neutral, cool, and warm tone grayscale images.

Dye Ink Printers  

Canon PRO-100

Canon printers are typically fast, reliable, and able to feed heavy card papers with ease. The PRO-100 is no exception. Like the 1430, it uses dye inks. If you demand long lasting prints (multi decades in many display environments) then consider a pigment printer like the Epson P400. Otherwise the Canon is a great choice for many printing projects.

Ink - Dye
Width - 13"
Ink Tanks - Individual tanks
Number of inks - 8


Epson 1430

A typically great Epson printer, the 1430 is truly an all-around machine. You can print layouts, custom paper designs, and any other application you can imagine. Because it uses dye inks, you can use many specialty inkjet papers like vellum, magnetic, tatoo material, and metallic silver.

Ink - Dye
Width - 13"
Ink Tanks - Individual tanks
Number of inks - 6


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Photo Inkjet Paper For Every Architectual Project

  • Architectural Portfolios
  • Architectural Renderings
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Architectural Photos
  • Architectural Display Pieces
  • Architectural Marketing Materials







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