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60lb. Polar Matte

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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 a desirable photo paper 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

amazing quality
perfect for my inkjet printer! the color looks beautiful on this paper, and the thickness makes it very sturdy and professional.
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Good with some shipping issues
I love Red River Paper and use them actively for my projects. I would say that everything is perfect except sometimes there will be some shipping issues that cause problems with the quality of the paper or timing. For example, I've received boxes of paper where all of the corners were dinged because they weren't packaged properly - or I recently received a shipment late because they delivered it to the wrong house. It seems to be one out of every five orders or so that there are issues. Still, I order from Red River because the product is great. It's just something to keep in mind - for example, order your paper well in advance and have a back up plan if you have timely paper needs or a deadline.
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Ideal for Greeting Cards
Paul Hughes
Verified Buyer
The soft, velvety finish and 60lb weight of Polar Matte are ideal for quality, professional-looking greeting cards. I've used this Red River paper for quite some time now, after trying a number of different, and some more expensive, papers from other companies. My landscape and floral photos look realistic on this high-quality matte paper. Try it!
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I'm a believer now
Adi Ringer
I've always been a hardcore gloss paper guy. Something about that vibrant, shiny contrast that I couldn't get with other papers. I've been proven wrong with the RR Polar Matte paper. I got a box of matt paper just in case I found a use for it some day. For kicks, I printed a wildlife image on the RR Glossy, RR Metallic and the Polar Matt. I couldn't believe the vibrance and contrast the Matt paper delivered, looked identical as the gloss but without the glare and reflections. I have a feeling it will be my go-to paper going forward.
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A forever customer.
From their comprehensive website to customer service that is second to none, in fact they took care of me better than they should have! Their paper? Yeah, awesome too.
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So impressed!
Wendy Marrow Grubbs
I sell fine art prints and have been pretty satisfied with my paper of choice. The thing I haven't been impressed with is how the paper is handled during transit, which has led to a significant loss of paper. I was led to Red River via a Facebook ad and decided to try the sample kits. I really liked the small business feel of Red River - this is the kind of business I want to support. I can't even put into words how impressed I am. The quality far outshines my former paper and the prices on almost every size are much better. Red River will now be my main paper supplier and I can't wait to share this quality with my customers. The saturation is gorgeous and my printer handles the paper so well. And I also want to acknowledge how well my order was packed - I can tell Red River really cares about the experience from start to finish and that really means a lot. I'm now a loyal Red River paper user!
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No Brainer
David Butler
Verified Buyer
Red River is the only place I buy my paper and greeting card stock (Polar Matte is incredible). Best quality, absolute best customer service, exceptionally fast shipping! What more could you ask for?
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60LB Polar Matte Comes up short with 13"x19"prints
Paul Randall
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
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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Polar Matte 12 x 12

Their 12 x 12 paper is great! But most importantly, their customer service is exceptional. They answer emails and questions promptly! They go above and beyond when it comes to customer service. Their quality is amazing but in this day in age customer service is lacking almost everywhere and it is nice to be able to be treated like you are the ONLY customer.
MM - 07/24/2012
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