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Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper

This paper is photo grade inkjet paper
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Description

Unveil the brilliance of your images with a captivating, almost luminous quality that transforms everything from aircraft to blossoms into intensified, richer, and incredibly realistic depictions. It's time to immerse yourself in the world of Polar Gloss Metallic 255 – a truly exceptional inkjet paper that seamlessly mirrors the captivating allure of professional photo lab metallic prints.

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Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper Details & Information

Description
Description

Unveil the brilliance of your images with a captivating, almost luminous quality that transforms everything from aircraft to blossoms into intensified, richer, and incredibly realistic depictions. It's time to immerse yourself in the world of Polar Gloss Metallic 255 – a truly exceptional inkjet paper that seamlessly mirrors the captivating allure of professional photo lab metallic prints.

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 is more than just paper; it's an artistic revelation. It inherits the coveted attributes of its lab counterpart, boasting an opulent high-gloss finish paired with a pearlescent base stock that graces your images with an exquisite iridescence. Compatible with all inkjet printers, this paper eliminates the need for specialized equipment, inks, or intricate finishing techniques to achieve the coveted metallic effect. A piece of trivia to cherish: Red River Paper pioneered the introduction of metallic inkjet photo paper to the market in 2010.

Designed for those who seek the distinctively vibrant essence of metallic photography, this paper is ideal for a spectrum of imagery. From metal-clad structures to mesmerizing reflections, from captivatingly vivid hues to intricate HDR captures, and even the realm of striking monochromes, Polar Gloss Metallic 255 enhances every facet of your visual artistry.

Noteworthy tidbits: a high-gloss pearlescent metallic surface promises to elevate your prints, while the acid-free base stock, with a gentle touch of warmth and minimal optical brightening agents, ensures enduring quality. The back of the paper is unmarked and devoid of logos, and though not printable itself, it stands as a canvas for your creativity. For guidance, a handling guide and FAQs provide insights.

Imagine the allure of a photo lab metallic finish, seamlessly brought to life through the ease of desktop printing. Let your landscapes, botanical wonders, industrial marvels, and even portraits transcend the ordinary, leaping off the page with a vibrancy that's second to none. Discover why Polar Gloss Metallic 255 has won hearts among both professionals and enthusiasts worldwide.

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 FAQs.

Related Categories: Photo Paper, Metallic Photo Paper

Red River Paper is made by printing enthusiasts for printing enthusiasts. Whether you are a professional photographer, photographic enthusiast, designer, or business, our experts have firsthand knowledge of all our products. If you have a question, give us a ring or shoot us an email. You’ll receive a lightning-fast response from an actual live human with actual real-life expertise.

* 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
  • Weight: 66lb 255gsm
  • Thickness: 10.4mil
  • Coating: Microporous inkjet
  • Color: Warm white
  • Printable: One side only - no printing on back
  • Type: Resin coated
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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: Yes
  • Canon: Yes
  • HP: Yes
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Suggested Uses
Use this paper for:
  • High quality photo prints
  • Snapshots
  • Photo books
  • Portfolios


A great product overall!

This paper is great! I love that it is 8x10 inches exactly, which is hard to find in a luster finish. The packaging is the best I've ever encountered - all papers should be packaged as such. Shipping is fast as well. I am slowly becoming a converter after being a longtime Epson customer. Such a great find! Love Red River!
TD - 06/26/2014
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David FitzSimmons
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"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 Paper

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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