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Best papers for the Epson ET-8550

Top Recommended Papers for The Epson ET-8550

While all of the papers on this page are an excellent choice for your printer, these few are definite winners that will make you happy and will work well for many projects.

Most discussed and rated paper for the Epson ET-8550: Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper
Best Satin for the Epson ET-8550: 68lb. UltraPro Satin
Best Glossy for the Epson ET-8550: 68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0
Best Matte for the Epson ET-8550: 60lb. Polar Matte
Best Fine Art for Epson ET-8550: 60lb. Polar Matte

Photographic Satin / Luster Papers for Epson ET-8550

68lb. UltraPro Satin

UltraPro Satin 4.0 looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper. It features an elegant satin finish that compliments any photo subject. UltraPro is bright white, which helps produce higher contrast and deeper blacks.

UltraPro Luster 300

UltraPro Luster is a relative of the best selling UltraPro Satin. This paper features a deeper luster texture, extra weight and thickness.

Polar Luster Metallic 255

Your images will take on a brilliant, almost luminescent quality. Everything from airplanes to flowers will look bold, more saturated, more intense. Discover for yourself why Red River Paper's photo metallic papers are the choice of professionals and enthusiasts around the world. Polar Luster Metallic is related to Polar Gloss Metallic 255. The difference is that this paper has a luster texture similar.

75lb. Arctic Polar Luster

Setting the bar for premium photographic inkjet paper, Arctic Polar Luster is the paper pros demand and enthusiasts deserve. Arctic Polar Luster's surface represents the true modern photographic look and feel. Its extra weight and thickness gives the assurance you are a fine photographic print. The profoundly beautiful surface and state-of-the-art coating will make your photography look its best.

Photographic Glossy & Coated Papers for Epson ET-8550

68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0

UltraPro Gloss 2.0 looks and feels just like traditional photo lab paper. UltraPro is a resin coated, photobase inkjet paper with a brilliant white finish. Print bright colors and ultra sharp details on virtually any inkjet printer, including ones that use pigment inks. Bright white papers are particularly good at reproducing deep blacks and higher contrast. You will see a wider color gamut as well as smoother tonal transitions.

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper

Polar Gloss Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Gloss 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.

60lb. Pecos River Gloss

60lb. Pecos River Gloss is one of a kind in North America - a super smooth pigment and dye friendly high gloss with a plain paper back. It works wonderfully as a note card, greeting, portfolio, or part of your business presentation. Plain paper on the back means you can print text and light graphics on the inside of your cards.

86lb. Pecos River Gloss Duo

Pecos River Gloss DUO is a world exclusive product offered by Red River Paper. DUO features a high gloss surface on both sides for brilliant photo reproduction with dye and pigment inks.

Matte Photographic Papers for Epson ET-8550

60lb. Polar Matte

60lb. Polar Matte single-sided raises the bar for imaging excellence. Polar features a beautiful soft white printing surface with outstanding ink holdout capabilities. Polar Matte is totally acid-free and its heavy 60lb. weight makes it desirable for all high-quality photo imaging including portraits and greeting cards.

60lb. Polar Matte Double-sided

60lb. Polar Matte double-sided raises the bar for imaging excellence. Polar features a beautiful soft white printing surface with outstanding ink holdout capabilities. Polar Matte is totally acid-free and its heavy 60lb. weight makes it desirable for all high-quality photo imaging including portraits and greeting cards.

88lb. Polar Matte

At 16 mil thickness, 88lb. Polar Matte is the heaviest and thickest photo matte stock on the market today. This paper is smooth, bright white, and has a non-reflective surrace.

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.

50lb. Premium Matte Double-sided

50lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on any inkjet printer. Printable on both sides, this paper offers the perfect balance between heavy and light weight papers. Ideal for photography, portfolios, business presentations and much more.

Fine Art Photographic Papers for Epson ET-8550

Big Bend Baryta 310

Big Bend Baryta offers all of the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional darkroom print. The paper has a elegantly smooth finish and subtle reflectivity. Big Bend has a pleasant neutral white tone imparted by a 100% barium sulphate (baryta) layer.

Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310

Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310 gives you the classic look of a fine photographic art print. Just the right amount of surface texture does not distract from the details you worked so hard to capture. This OBA-free archival paper is ideal for museum quality and conservation grade prints.

Palo Duro Etching 315

Made from 100% cotton rag, Palo Duro Etching 315 gives you the classic look of a fine photographic art print. The surface adds just the right amount of texture to your print and will not distract from the details you worked so hard to capture. This OBA-free archival paper is ideal for museum quality and conservation grade prints.

Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag 315

Made from 100% cotton rag and featuring a lightly textured soft gloss surface, Palo Duro SoftGloss Rag gives you the classic look of a darkroom photographic print with the performance of modern inkjet technology.

Aurora Art White 300®

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora White offers the look and feel of fine art paper. This Aurora features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating.

Aurora Art Natural 300®

Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural 300 brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and semi-smooth surface. Plus, Aurora Art Natural contains no optical brighteners .

Aurora Art Natural 250®

Made using refined 100% cotton, Aurora Art Natural brings elegance, warmth, and nuance to your photography and art prints. This acid-free paper features a pleasing natural white tone and semi-smooth surface.

Aurora Art White 250®

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora White offers the look and feel of fine art paper. This Aurora features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating.

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Best Paper, Best Service, Best Value

I have a small publishing company that does limited edition art prints, greeting cards and photography. After trying many brands of photo papers I now use Red River products exclusively. Polar Matte, GreenPix and Aurora Art are excellent quality matte papers. Ultra Pro Satin and Polar Pearl Metallic give me excellent results on my photography. The Pecos River Gloss gives me super quality greeting cards. Combine Red River's quality with their excellent customer service, fast shipping and great value pricing and I put them right at the top for all of my photo printing needs.
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Professional Profile:
Arthur Bleich
Photographer, writer, editor, and educator
"For prints mounted without glass, Arctic Polar Satin makes images positively glow"