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Glossy Photo Inkjet Papers

Vibrant colors, deep blacks, and tack sharpness are the hallmarks of glossy photo papers. Glossy photo paper is a top choice when you are printing high contrast images or photos that demand the ultimate color density.

Papers Pros Demand & Enthusiasts Deserve

You now have access to some of the best photo inkjet paper on the market at prices well below retail brands. Get ready for prints that will amaze your friends, family, and clients.



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Compare to retail brand glossy photo papers.


68lb. UltraPro Gloss® - The Top Selling Red River Paper

Meets or exceeds retail brand quality. 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

 

66lb. Arctic Polar Gloss®

This paper exceeds retail brand quality. Arctic Polar sets the bar for top quality photo-feel glossy media. 5 STAR quality.
  • Surface: Mirror smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 66lb (255gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 43 cents/sheet

80lb. Polar Pearl Metallic® 300gsm - 20% OFF

New 300gsm version of the proven quality of the original 255gsm Polar Pearl Metallic. Discover how easy it is to make photo metallic prints from your inkjet printer! 

  • Surface: Pearlescent glossy finish
  • Paper Weight: 80lb (300gsm)
  • Thickness: 11.8 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 78 cents/sheet

66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic® 255gsm

The new Polar Pearl Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints.
  • Surface: Pearlescent glossy finish
  • Paper Weight: 66lb (255gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 62 cents/sheet

Glossy Photo Quality

Traditional coated gloss. Single sided products have plain paper back.

32lb. Premium Gloss

This light weight high gloss has a plain paper back suitable for printing. Good for books, portfolios, and more.

  • Surface: Mirror smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 32lb (125gsm)
  • Thickness: 5.5 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

42lb. Pecos River Gloss™

Pecos is one of a kind in North America - a super smooth pigment friendly high gloss with a plain paper back.

  • Surface: Smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 42lb (155gsm)
  • Thickness: 7 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

60lb. Pecos River Gloss™

Pecos is one of a kind in North America - a super smooth pigment friendly high gloss with a plain paper back.

  • Surface: Smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 60lb (230gsm)
  • Thickness: 11 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

96lb. Pecos River Gloss™

Pecos is one of a kind in North America - a super smooth pigment friendly high gloss with a plain paper back.

  • Surface: Smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 96lb (360gsm)
  • Thickness: 16 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

Double Sided

45lb. Zeppelin SemiGloss™

This is an exceptional Red River paper that can be printed on both sides. Zeppelin SemiGloss looks like high quality magazine stock or brochure.

  • Surface: Semigloss (buffed gloss)
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 45lb (170gsm)
  • Thickness: 7 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 39 cents/sheet

 

86lb. Pecos River Gloss Duo™

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: 15 mil
  • Printable: Both sides

Photo Gloss Inkjet Papers by Red River Paper

Red River inkjet photo gloss looks and feels like traditional glossy photo lab paper. UltraPro, Arctic Polar, and Polar Pearl Metallic are resin coated, photobase inkjet paper with a brilliant photo gloss surface. Our glossy photo inkjet papers print bright colors and ultra sharp details on virtually any inkjet printer, including ones that use pigment inks. Glossy photo paper is a top choice when you are printing high contrast images or photos that demand the ultimate color density. Gloss paper reflects the most amount of light, hence your eyes will see the most color saturation, density, and brightness.

  • variety of glossy photo inkjet papers
  • compatible with all inkjet printers
  • the look and feel of traditional photo lab gloss
  • bright white shade
  • no markings on the back.
  • outstanding price and size selection

Compare to Retail Brand Glossy Photo Papers

Red River glossy photo papers are as good as or better than the major retail brands like Epson, Canon, and HP. We buy our papers from some of the same sources as the big names. The difference is that Red River brings the paper direct to you with only one stop on the way from the paper mill - our manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. Photo glossy papers like UltraPro Gloss and Arctic Polar Gloss save you up to 40% over retail prices and offer the same performance as you've come to expect from the retail names.

Glossy photo paper from Red River Paper is carefully chosen to meet not only our standards, but yours as well. We test our papers with many, if not all of, the printer models available from Epson, Canon, and HP.

Compare our quality, service, support, and shipping speed and you will love buying photo glossy paper from Red River.

Comparison Chart - If you are using these papers Red River photo glossy media will work for you:

  Retail Brand Red River Suggested Replacement
  Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
UltraPro Gloss™ or Arctic Polar Gloss
  Ilford Gallery Smooth Gloss
UltraPro Gloss
  Canon Photo Paper Glossy UltraPro Gloss
  HP Premium Plus Photo Paper Glossy Arctic Polar Gloss
  HP Premium Photo Paper Glossy UltraPro Gloss
  Canon Platinum Pro Paper Arctic Polar Gloss
  Using another brand? Contact us and we will suggest a replacement.  

Uses for Glossy Photo Inkjet Paper

UltraPro Gloss is a resin coated or RC or photobase inkjet paper. That means it looks and feels like modern photo lab paper. This also means you cannot print on the back of this paper. Ink will simply rub off or smudge.Some suggested uses for Red River UltraPro Gloss Premium Photo Inkjet Paper:

High quality photo prints

For your best images, consider glossy photo paper if your content has a high level of contrast or is highly saturated. The highly reflective surface yields brilliant color saturation and deep black density.

Snapshots

For every day photo printing, look to glossy photo paper. Photo labs traditionally use gloss printing paper to make sure many different images look great. UltraPro Gloss comes in 4x6 and 5x7 sheets for your snapshot printing.

Photo books

Photo books have become very popular. Gloss paper is a good choice for single side page photo books. Photobase inkjet paper like UltraPro Gloss withstands handling well and will work well for photo book projects of all sizes.

Portfolios

If you're portfolio contains high contrast black & white, deeply saturated commercial images, or work from a recent photo adventure, consider high gloss paper for your printing needs. Again, its ability to withstand handling makes UltraPro Gloss a great candidate for the project.

The best way to familiarize yourself with various glossy paper is to try them by purchasing a small quantity. A good idea is to print something from each genre of your photo library to see how the media represents your work.

You can order UltraPro Gloss above. Also consider the 5-Star glossy Arctic Polar Gloss here.

 

 

 

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