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47lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant colors and sharp details from any inkjet printer. The medium-card weight paper in the Premium Matte family, this paper offers a photo feel and is a great alternative to popular Epson, Canon and HP photo matte papers.

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Reviews for 47lb. Premium Matte

Wildlife Artist
John McDonald, Jr.
I use the 47lb. Red River Premium Matte to make contact sheets, and to print photographs used in composition of future art works. The weight is just right and the prints also give excellent color so I do not have to print on other papers. I use a fair amount of this paper on an annual basis. A great paper that I will continue to use!!!
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Just what I needed!
Antoinette Ledzian
For years I've created my own greeting cards, trying various photo papers from Red River. Although I've always preferred the heavier card weight, my trusty Epson XP-430 workhorse will not accept anything 64lb and over, and my large Canon Pro-10 is not cost effective for printing my 7"x5" images. I referred to my *sample kit* for the best solution, and was thrilled with the amazing quality and weight of the 47lb. Premium Matte. Time for a change, and because I always include my own separate inserts, this was an excellent choice! Even my postage will be lower! I love the soft, velvety effects and, of course, the pre-scoring for a professional, clean fold. As always, the packaging/shipping is first class . . . Thank you again, Red River, for enhancing my photographic process!
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Love this stuff!
Wes Flanary
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I use it for my limited edition art prints. Looks and feels amazing. The consistency is on point. Works great with my Canon Pixma Pro 100.
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This paper is perfect when you need something a little thinner than the 60 lb. Polar.
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Excellent print quality on thinner paper
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Excellent print quality on thinner paper. I use it for proofs and contact sheets where I don’t have to spend a lot of money for mark-up and decision making, but still want excellent print quality.
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Long time user for annual Christmas books and cards
Kip B
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For about the last 40 years I've been making books of family photos to give away at Christmas. Started with film developed and printed on glossy RC paper in the wet darkroom, of course, with pix of the kids for us and grandparents and siblings. Always 8x8 black and white, bound with combs between mat board covers. Switched to digital capture and inkjet printing about 20 years ago. After a couple of years floundering around trying to make good prints using glossy inkjet papers and regular Canon and Epson inks with inexpensive printers (the books from those first digital years are pretty ugly now) I found pigment B&W inks and matte papers. Been using Red River matte papers for about 15 years, initially a 50 or so lb and after that was discontinued, the 47lb. Grandparents have all died, and now it's mostly our kids (and siblings and niece and nephew) getting pictures of their kids. In some years some recipients can receive as many as 200 prints - if you give us a new grandkid you're gonna get a pretty big book. So I need a paper that's reasonably thin but still feels like a photograph, not copy paper with a picture on it. It also needs to be affordable, as all books combined usually total 800-1000 prints. The lighter Red River Matte papers have been perfect for this purpose. I stock up for "this season's" books before my wife and I actually finalize who is getting what (all books have different content) and so don't have a perfect count of what will be needed. But Red River shipping is so fast that I just make a best guess, and order a couple hundred more sheets in the middle of the project if it looks like I'll need it. This paper also is perfect for our 5x7 Christmas cards. We put a description of what our kids are doing on the back of the card, using a word processing document printed with a fast desktop inkjet, and it comes out great on the non-photo but still printable surface.
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47lb Premium Matte
Peter Kowler
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As stated in the description has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant colors and sharp details from any inkjet printer. For this holiday season, my card to close friends is a book of my B&W photographs. I needed a paper that was sturdy but not too thick so I could have 10 pages plus cover to bind with a heavy-duty stapler. I purchased multiple sizes from 4x6 to 8.5x11 to build prototypes to decide which size I would send. I chose the 4x6 for the production version to fit in an appropriate envelope and have an affordable postage cost. To say the least the paper is consistent and has worked out GREAT!
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A Fine Environmental Choice
Mitch Lambdin
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I originally purchased this paper hoping to use it for patterns for Stained Glass. Often, a glass artist will print their patterns on plain paper, cut them, and glue them to the glass before cutting, to act as a guide. This paper is a little too fine for that purpose, however as the water used when grinding the glass makes the paper fall apart too soon. That said, I find this paper to be wonderful for all other printing purposes, and a wonderfully environmental choice. At 47lbs it is basically a lightweight-heavyweight paper. It is heavier than plain paper, but not as heavy as typical matte paper. That difference saves space, and materials, as fewer materials are needed to create the paper. It is heavy enough for fine crisp printing, and suitable for framing, ironing to display board, etc. It is a wonderful paper. As the famous line from “Back to the Future” goes, “You are my density!”.
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Great paper for photo printing
Bruce S.
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I use this paper for printing my own art photos and my partner's paint elevations (used for reference when painting theatrical sets). The images are accurately, clearly, and consistently reproduced.
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My favorite paper

I prefer matte paper for most of my prints and this one is my favorite. It makes beautiful art-quality prints that I have exhibited and sold at the local art gallery.
Judy Howle - 12/07/2012
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