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Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Big Sheets

Photo Grade Inkjet Paper
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Your images will take on a brilliant, almost luminescent quality. Everything from airplanes to flowers will look bolder, more saturated, and more real. Discover for yourself why Red River Paper's photo metallic paper is the choice of professionals and enthusiasts around the world.

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Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Big Sheets Details & Information

Description
Description

Your images will take on a brilliant, almost luminescent quality. Everything from airplanes to flowers will look bolder, more saturated, and more real. Discover for yourself why Red River Paper's photo metallic paper is the choice of professionals and enthusiasts around the world.

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 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. It is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect. And for a bit of trivia, Red River Paper was the first to introduce photo metallic inkjet paper to the market in 2010.

Ideal For
  • Anyone who wants the uniquely vibrant look of photo metallic
  • Images featuring metal, reflections, vibrant color, HDR
  • Stunning black & white photographic prints
  • Any inkjet printer
Good to Know
  • High glossy pearlescent metallic surface
  • Acid free base stock. Coating slightly acidic.
  • Warm tone, low OBA paper.
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Back of this product is not printable
  • Handling Guide and FAQ

* Always display inkjet prints under glass, plastic or in a book for maximum print life.
* Rolls come wound with five extra feet at no charge

Specifications
Specifications
  • Paper: Photobase base stock
  • Paper Weight: 66lb 255gsm
  • Thickness: 10.4mil
  • Coating: Microporous inkjet
  • Color: Pleasing warm white
  • Printable: One side only - no printing on back

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Compatibility
Is this paper compatible with your printer's ink?

All products are compatible with aqueous inks. Not designed for solvent, latex or UV.

  • Epson Photo (dye inks): Yes
  • Epson UltraChrome (pigment): Yes
  • Epson DuraBrite Ultra (pigment): Yes
  • Canon: Yes
  • Canon Lucia (pigment): Yes
  • HP: Yes
  • Lexmark: Yes
  • Kodak: Yes

* Matte and cotton art media over 59b. may not feed consistently in Epson printers and may require some hand feeding.
* Epson 4000,6000,7000,9000,10000 series do not work with sizes smaller than 8.5x11 Card sizes under 8.5x11 are not compatible with Epson wide format printers

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Suggested Uses
Use this paper for:
  • High quality photo prints
  • Snapshots
  • Photo books
  • Portfolios


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First time I tried metallic paper and it exceeded my expectations. I use an Epson 3880 printer and the pictures came out sharp and not overly glossy. Colors stayed true. Highly recommend this paper.
steve - 04/26/2015
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David FitzSimmons
Freelance photographer and educator
"I use Ultra Pro Satin. It's my top choice for color, clarity, durability, and longevity. I also love the bright whites of Arctic Polar Satin. And my prints' colors are spot-on using Red River Paper's color profiles."

Reviews for Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Big Sheets

My go to paper for event photography
Kevin Boyes
12/14/2023
I shoot a lot of car shows and this paper really makes my images pop, I do sublimation printing as well but the crowd favorite is the Metallic paper !!
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Preferred by my customers
Julie Hammond
07/14/2023
As a 25 year sports photographer, my subjects and their parents love this paper. I don't bother with any other for action shots.
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WOW!! This paper has taken my printing to a whole new level!
Louis Milliard
03/25/2023
I recently upgraded to the Canon Pro 1000 from the Canon pixma pro 100 and I wanted to offer more than just luster, glossy, and matte prints to my clients. So it was a no brainer to try out Red River’s sample packs with the ICC Profiles. My first test was with the Polor Gloss Metallic 255 paper and OH MY GOSH!! I didnt know metallic prints could be so vibrant that just made you appreciate the print even more. The paper is a nice thick paper, the shine it produces just makes the image just pop, kinda like a 3D effect. So i printed out a headshot in Polar Gloss Metallic and the same image on the Polar Luster Metallic and puched out holes for a 3 ring binder and now have a binder with my portfolio to show my clients what type of media i will be offering. So my last 3 clients said they wanted a glossy paper for their prints. I showed them the types of media i offered, and they couldn’t believe how beautiful the Polar Luster Metallic paper is. And they all switched from their previous plain glossy to the Polar Luster Metallic and are truly excited for their prints. The best part of being a photographer is seeing your work printed out. I am still a fan of luster and satin papers over glossy. But this metallic paper has given me a new appreciation to see the levels of papers that are out on the market these days that i had no clue about. I see why this is a best seller. And i am buying and stocking up because i have a feeling it’s going to be a hit with everyone i work with. Thanks Red River i am truly impressed with the quality of papers you provide. I am definitely be going through more of you samples to see what else i can offer. The two pictures I provided are glossy and luster metallic, and that cell phone picture does not give those prints justice on how beautiful they really are
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Crazy paper!! Highlights look 3D...
Bill Kendall
02/07/2023
I printed up a 13x19 on my Epson 3880 Pro (It still works!) of a Christmas Day panoramic on Bodega Head near Point Reyes National Seashore. It was a blustery, cloudy day, but at 3PM, the Sun was occasionally breaking through to hit the storm-surge waves hitting the rocks. The shadow detail was rather lost in the overall mist and spray in the air, but the Sun hitting those highlights on the crashing waves looked promising. After printing on this paper while looking at it askance in sunlight, you really do get a 3D-like shine off the image. It absolutely popped the highlights. I'm continuing to experiment. This is a FUN PAPER to work with that really revealed highlights in a new way. Love it!
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Closest thing to the computer monitor
John Mowry
10/13/2022
I love the way the metallic sheen makes images look as bright and dynamic as on my computer screen. It's not right for every image, but when you want the image to really shine and stand out, this is the solution. It's dynamic, not subtle, and gets attention.
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Great with insects
Bill
08/06/2022
A really fun paper to use. Makes things burst from the paper. I do a lot insect photography and it is great with dragonflies.
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Seriously amazing paper
Deborah
07/28/2022
The photo paper ultra gloss, or metallic , photo paper Any.. paper will go BEYOND your expectations!!is!!
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Pictures that "stand out"
Frank Zelko
07/21/2022
Well, the prompt delivery, excellent packaging and quality of this paper are all characteristics of this outstanding glossy metallic paper. Metallic feature makes my floral artwork glow with color. Brings out all the natural colors. Works fantastic on my Canon Pixma Pro 100 printer.
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Images Come ALIVE !
Laura M Eppig
07/20/2022
I REALLY like this paper; I use it for almost all of my Wildlife Photos & some Domestic as well. When I present a client with an image printed on this paper, the reaction is one of amazement.
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