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60lb. Polar Matte Double-sided


60lb. Polar Matte Double-sided raises the bar for imaging excellence. It brings professional quality to your work: from the coating to the base stock. Polar is the go-to photo matte when you want the best. 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.

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Reviews for 60lb. Polar Matte Double-sided

Outstanding
Tom Blankenship
01/19/2020
A good photographer buddy uses Red River paper almost exclusively, so I decided to try 60# Polar Matte a couple of years ago. I am thrilled with the results, including the heavy weight of the paper, perfect for use in a the annual GBC bound book my camera club produces. In fact, I use the 17" wide 100' roll of 60# Polar Matte exclusively for all of my matte paper printing. My printer is an Epson P800. I would also like to say that Red River is a very trustworthy company who supports its community with lots of articles and reviews. In turn, I go out of my way to support Red River.
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Great for cards
ricki vaughn
12/02/2019
I use this paper for my card making business and it is the best paper I have found. People rave how nice my cards are and how professional they look. I use the 8.5 x11 sheets and most cards are 5 x 7 so very little waste on 1 sheet and this keeps my cost down on each card.
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Best Matte Paper!!!
KP
11/20/2019
I absolutely love this matte paper. The print colors are spot on. Hands down my absolute favorite for almost all of my printing needs.
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60 lb Polar Matte Double Sided
Lori Stallings
06/15/2019
I love this paper. I use it to print note cards from my artwork. The paper is nice and heavy yet works well with my Epson printer. The colors are vibrant and it is good for writing on.
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Excellent color reproduction for watercolor
Susan H.
02/07/2019
The colors of the painting is so close to original on the printed version. This paper is amazing. I bought the sample kit of papers & this Paper printed closest to the original. The double sided surface is excellent To write on as well. Pure quality. I'm printing from a Canon TS9120 recommended By Red River. I love this printer. Thank you Red River for your research & Recommendations for printer & papers for greeting cards.
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Beware: NOT totally versatile for all printers
ACL
01/29/2019
This double-sided card stock WILL NOT feed through the Epson XP-430 which is a tremendous disappointment to me, especially since I had inquired, before purchasing, if it would work with my particular Epson printer. It is not cost effective to use this beautiful stock with my Canon PRO-10 (which has no problem with the feed), but because of its costly 10-cartridge system, it is prohibitively expensive to use this printer for anything other than my professional photography ... NOT for cards. Many trials were implemented to get my Epson to print . . . NONE worked, and Epson won't offer support when any paper other than their own, is used. Finally, Red River Support agreed with my problem and experimentation and issued this statement: "The feed mechanism is not putting enough pressure on the paper. The back side coating creates more friction than a plain paper back, which can lead to mis-feeds." I wish I had known this before spending $28.00 for stock and shipping. The only "compensation" offered was to use my Canon Pro-10 . . . not a good solution for customer relations, especially after all the time I've spent between correspondence and figuring out why the paper wouldn't feed. I hope this information will be put to good use to further prevent any misrepresentation with Red River Paper Products which I've been happily using for years, until this unfortunate incident.
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Amazing
Nic
04/17/2018
Wonderful paper, great quality, love the finish and the double sided nature is such a perk! The paper has just the right weight for about any project, and the matte finish gives your blacks the beautiful velvet color you desire.
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My favorite matte paper
Paul Bentzen
04/13/2018
I have tested many matte papers from a variety of vendors, and Polar Matte double sided is my favorite. Color renditions are about perfect (as usual, the RR profile is spot on), and the blacks and dark tones are beautiful. I find that when I look at many matte papers from a very oblique angle towards a light source that the surface looks a bit mottled over the dark tones. Not so with Polar Matte, which has beautiful velvety blacks that look good from any angle. One of the reasons I like matte papers is how they feel in my hand -- but not all matte papers are equal in that regard. The surface of Polar Matte is almost silky -- one of the nicest matte surfaces I have experienced.
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Superb for bound portfolios
Mark Farber
03/18/2018
I shoot collections and typically finish a project with a hand-made bound portfolio, either single- or double-sided. This is becoming my new book paper for two-sided books, replacing Moab Lasal Matte (very similar) now that they've retired their 12x12 size. I love the smooth, non-textured, white surface of Polar Matte. The paper has good contrast, holds detail, and portrays accurate color. The matte can withstand, indeed invites close scrutiny under direct light without distracting reflection -- perfect for a book. The paper is a nice weight for a book: not too thick and not too thin. No bleed through for two-sided printing. So far I've used 12x12 for a wedding album and and 11x14 for a personal project. My only wish is that 11x14 came in grain short for books in landscape orientation. I use a Canon Pro-1000 17” printer.
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Fantastic Results

I have been creating calendars for many years for family and was never really thrilled with the results. Acceptable but not outstanding. I purchased a new Epson printer recently and started using Red River papers. I purchased the Polar Matte double sided paper for my calendars this year. The results are simply fantastic. Colors "jump" off the pages. Images are crisp and look just as I shot them.. Looks like the calendar was done professionally. I have been using other RR papers with the new printer and continue to be amazed at the quality of the results. I am a believer!!!
JJT - 11/25/2013
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