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60lb. Polar Matte


Red River Paper's Polar Matte raises the bar for imaging excellence. This paper brings you professional quality in every sense of the meaning - 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 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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Archive grade inkjet photo paper

Reviews for 60lb. Polar Matte

60LB Polar Matte Comes up short with 13"x19"prints
Paul Randall
11/17/2020
Verified Buyer
I have been using 60LB Polar Matte for 5x7" greeting cards with great success for some time now. So I decided to purchase a box of 13x19" for some of my framed images. The first print out of the box was of the 2020 Halloween full moon which of course had deep blacks in the sky for a large portion of the print. I use the Red River Polar Matte profile and the settings recommended for my Epson P800 printer, printing from Lightroom. To my disappointment, the paper rippled and does not lay flat, even after several days of drying. Unacceptable for framing. I called customer support and was told I should reduce saturation on my printer, but it is the saturation that gives the deep rich blacks. I asked if maybe the 88LB Polar Matte might not be a better solution and asked if I could return the 60LB and exchange it for the 88LB version. I was discouraged from doing this because the customer support rep told me the 88LB might do the same thing. I printed the same image on 13x19" Epson Legacy Fibre with no problem. Looks like I wasted $40 on a box of Red River Paper.
Hello Paul! I am sorry the Polar Matte did not meet your liking. If you want a paper that is similar to the Epson Legacy Fibre, I recommend our Palo Duro Smooth Rag 310 which is also a smooth cotton-based paper. Cotton paper can handle heavy saturation more than matte papers made from wood pulp.
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Great Paper Will Purchase again
Jean Fugate-Besalke
11/10/2020
Verified Buyer
I am a watercolor & ink artist. I just recently started printing my work. I found Red River Paper one of the easiest companies to work with. Plus their turnaround time on my orders has been amazing!! I will continue to order and do business with them. They are an amazing company!! Thank you Red River Paper!!
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Paper quality 5 Card Size -1
David Hape
10/10/2020
Verified Buyer
We have purchased a lot of different papers and sizes from Red River Paper. The quality is great. We purchased Polar Matte Greeting card size 6.25 x 9. We have a Canon Pixma Pro 100. I cannot print borderless print due to card size. Canon does not permit borderless printing on custom sizes. So we don't waste paper we have not been able to print one card. Really made a mistake this time.
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Service and Product are exceptional
Leanne
08/19/2020
Verified Buyer
Red River Paper go above and beyond in service, like we don't get to experience as often these days. Thank you for all!
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Perfect for poster printing
Clint
05/04/2020
I bought this paper in 11x17 to print several posters to frame at home. I couldn't have been happier with the quality—it is far superior to the paper I've gotten at the local print shop. I am glad that high quality paper-producers like Red River exist.
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Best Cardstock EVER!
Lynn McGreevey
02/24/2020
I agree with the other reviews, this is the BEST CARDSTOCK EVER! My cards look better than any professional printer's I've seen! My colors GLOW, and the weight is substantial adding to the quality. . . . . . . . LOVE that 60lb. Polar Matte!
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quality and service
Barb Reindel
01/14/2020
I love the quality of the red river photo papers - have used 60lb polar matte for my scrapbooking. Better quality,brighter colors than with the Epson paper I had been using. Service and delivery have been great.
7 of 8 customers found this helpful.
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Was never a fan of Matte prints till using Polar Matte
Paul Seymour
12/27/2019
Wow I just love this paper wish I had tried Red River sooner. Been using Epson paper for years, but never found a Matte Paper from them I liked but this paper had such great reviews I decided to give it a try and it's beautiful. The prints just look amazing I am now a convert to MATTE PRINTS!!!
6 of 7 customers found this helpful.
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Favorite
Ashleen W
11/14/2019
This is my hands-down favorite paper for greeting card printing. I love the marriage of matte finish with silky-smooth look and feel. Fantastic quality!
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Awesome

Ink belongs on this paper. Every print I do comes out gorgeous. Blacks are deep and rich. If you're looking for quality, go with this one.
dylan k - 05/30/2013
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