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Polar Gloss Metallic 255

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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Reviews for Polar Gloss Metallic 255

I printed my first picture in 1957 as a High School Year Book Photographer. I have used many papers over the years since then. This paper is definitely the BEST. It makes me look so much better as a photographer.
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Larry Bouterie
Red River papers speak for themselves. More importantly, the Red River ICC profiles match my computer to my printer to make the images reflect my vision.
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Awesome for B&W water scenes
G. R.
I love using this paper for B&W landscapes containing reflections. The metallic finish on the paper is perfect for bringing the scene to life. I've had several people say "Wow! What is that paper?".
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Polar Gloss Metallic
David Pavlich
My customers are amazed at how my tone mapped shots seem to jump off the print. The rendering of bold colors and contrasts keeps me coming back for this paper. You won't be disappointed! (Epson P800)
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Fantastic for digital painting prints
Ol S
I paint digital art in a very painterly style, in all sorts of subject matter ranging from sci-fi/fantasy to real life and landscapes, and without fail the Polar Gloss Metallic always makes the prints look even more brilliant than the digital originals. And it always wows the customers when they see it in person. A lot of people have never seen a metallic print before, and it's always a great sales pitch to reveal this kind of print to them.
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Great paper for certain images
Jack Bynes
For most of my images i prefer a watercolor type paper. However, this paper is ideal for specific images that can be enhanced by reflectivity. Recently I completed a series of abstracts based on fossils and minerals taken at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. The reflectivity of this paper and true color reproduction popped the images as if they had a third dimension. Another area where this paper is unsurpassed is black and white images of metal. I have been a photographer for 50 years. This is truly remarkable paper!
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Love this paper
Why no 13 inch rools?
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My go to paper for B&W
Edward Tepper
This is my go to paper for my B&W prints. Blacks are black & subtle tones pop. I had a 3 photo series accepted into a gallery show. The owners really loved the paper.
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Perfect for Concert Photography
We concert photographers tend to add saturation to the images in order to make them pop and to add drama to the image. The metallic paper really brings out the colors even more. My concert photos are hanging in local cafes. People comment on how colorful the images are. I use a Canon Pro 100, ink from Precision Colors, and frames from Frame Destination.
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Polar Pearl Metallic for B&W IR photos

I have previously been using Kodak Metallic paper for high contrast, black and white photos. But I had to have a lab print them for me - inconvenient and a detrimental lack of control over the process. I was delighted when I received the email news that Red River was producing a metallic paper. I ordered some immediately (not enough as it turns out!). I have used the paper for printing photos taken in the IR range (no visible light) with an 850nm filter. The Red River metallic paper works extremely well - excellent detail, superb highlights, good blacks. I do mostly industrial scenes and the degree of metallic reflection lends an interesting bite to the photos. The pearl metallic feature is well modulated - not too much, not too little. As other reviewers have noted, placing glazing over the print will reduce the amount of metallic reflection. But, this is true of all metallic papers. The result is a bit more subtle but still very effective. One photo I printed a high resolution photo on both the new metallic paper and on my usual Red River stock. Both prints were at 13" x 19" size. The photo was stitched together from eight 12mp captures. I was very impressed with the amount of detail preserved in the print on the metallic paper. I showed the prints to several art experts and both immediately picked the metallic paper print. The print is now on its way to a show. I think this paper will become a classic for those doing high quality and innovative prints.
John Harry - 04/22/2010
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Chris Crisman
Free-lance professional photographer
"To keep with that natural feel of my images, I use Aurora Art Natural paper. Since it is made with 100% rag cotton, and contains no additives, the colors and tones look very true"