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88lb. Polar Matte

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At 16 mil thickness, 88lb. Polar Matte is the heaviest and thickest photo matte stock on the market today. Red River'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 88lb. weight makes perfect for projects where you need prints to convey quality that you can feel.

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Reviews for 88lb. Polar Matte

Quality Paper
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I use this paper as a Fine Art Paper option in my Etsy shop. The paper is smooth, really thick, and feels like quality. It prints beautifully on my Canon PRO 300 and my customers love it!
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Beautiful Quality and Perfectly Thick
Lisa Giordano
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I love this paper, just what I needed for my shop, a thick, quality cardstock paper. Prints beautifully.
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Polar Matte 88lb
Connie Price
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Really really thick. Too thick for folding so I will use for post cards.
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Best Matte Paper by a Landslide!
Michael Inman
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I absolutely love the 88lb Polar Matte Paper it's THE Single thickest paper I have ever used to print photos. I use this paper on my Epson Surecolor P600 printer. The photos come out crisp and clear. I love this heavy paper because I paint on top of my iPhoneography to add elements of texture with Acrylic Paints and often do Gold Foil Leafing to my work. Makes for a great Mixed Media Piece and holds up to the paint and leafing. It makes for a truly one of a kind piece. It also works wonders for printing straight Black and White photos and color as well. I love this paper. It's between this and the Metallic paper from Red River that are my two go to's for all my printing needs!
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88 lb Polar Matte is Terrific!!!
Al Vesselli
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I love this paper!!! Works flawlessly with my Canon Pro9000 printer! Love the heavy durability of the stock and the prints of my paintings really pop!
2 of 2 customers found this helpful.
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Good quality that you don't find in others
Robert Norris
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After several tests throughout a few weeks I found that the weight and color of the 88lb Polar Matte to be exceptional. When printing on this paper it has a very good texture and enough brightness to have your photos pop but not be over bearing to the viewer. The tone and contrast of the photos hold up well and they just look great! Overall it is a very good paper!
11 of 12 customers found this helpful.
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Highest quality paper in the market
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I never write reviews for anything but this one is 100% worth the time to write. I just received my 88lb 4x6 Polar Matte paper and I could not be any happier. I also bought the 60lbs Polar Matte, and also the 96lb Pecos River Gloss 5x7 (I have not tried this one yet but the paper quality looks great). I just purchased a Canon Pixma Pro-100 so I can start printing my own greeting cards and only after I purchased it, I saw some bad reviews regarding card stock printing and color issues with the prints. I immediately panicked thinking this printer will not satisfy my needs and will have to return it and start researching a better printer. Well I tried all kinds of paper that I purchased from large and well known companies in the US and I was so disappointed to find out that the cardstock printing was indeed horrible with this printer. My designs are very colorful with a lot of depth in the colors (making it look kind of 3d) - I honestly thought it was the printers fault and was seriously considering to return it until I accidentally stumbled upon some comments about this great online paper company. I just tested the first 4x6 print and i am stunned by how beautiful the colors look. I wish I could share a photograph. The paper is very high quality with a reasonable price and the shipping was extremely fast. There was also some miscommunication with the billing address and instead of just cancelling my order and sending me a generic email, an actual person reached out just asking to clarify the address instead of having me re send the order. 10/10 Customer service 10/10 Shipping time 10/10 Paper quality
13 of 14 customers found this helpful.
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Such a Difference
Astrid Lyons
Verified Buyer
I used the 88lb Polar Matte for printing postcards. I can't tell you enough how much of a difference it makes to use this excellent-quality paper for prints. My illustration-style (vector, not photos) designs come out brighter, stronger, and crisper than on anything else I've used. I'd definitely recommend the 88lb weight for postcards; it's the perfect weight for mailing without an envelope.
9 of 11 customers found this helpful.
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This is my new favorite paper
Tammy Wampler
I upgraded to this from 60lb Polar Matte for my fine art prints. I am so happy I did. I do some hand embellished prints where I paint metallic gold paint on to the print, and this paper never warps or wrinkles from it. I get lots of reviews from costumers that are amazed by the quality of this paper. They are pleasantly surprised by the “museum quality”. I am getting more return buyers and I know it is partly due to this paper.
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Stereo Card Superstar!

I produce 3.5 x 7" stereo views and I finally found my paper! The thickness almost replicates the feel of old stereo cards perfectly and the matte finish eliminates glare and reflections. I originally ordered 5x7 cards to print in my Pixma Pro-100 but the rear feed doesn't accommodate them (too small) so I just reordered in full sheets and will print several per sheet and cut them down.
Dan Krecklow - 12/09/2018

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Arthur Bleich
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"For prints mounted without glass, Arctic Polar Satin makes images positively glow"