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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

An unfortunate upgrade from the old version
The previous version of Polar Matte 88 (years ago) was slightly less thick and was perfect for greeting cards. I haven’t been able to make this one work. It’s too thick and the spines always crack. It’s not usable for my purpose and I unfortunately had to stop selling cards, which hurt my business. I wish they hadn’t changed it. As a stand-alone paper for prints or something else, it’s beautiful.
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Prints beautifully
It took me a long time to find good quality postcard paper that wasn't super flimsy. Super sturdy and prints my artwork vividly! I have a canon pixma TR8600 and it worked really well. I only wish it was able to print both sides!
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Paper Jam
I really loved the thickness of this paper, however each time I would attempt to print with it, it would jam my Espon xp-6100.
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Only Paper for Selling Art
Chin Fong
I sell my art at comic conventions and I only use the 88lb Polar Matte in combination with OEM Cannon ink. Though I might be spending a bit on prints for an audience not familiar with high quality printing, I personally love the way it comes out and it reflects my digital art almost 100%.
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Excellent for reproducing limited edition signed prints
Michael Scammon
I really love the 88# Polar Matte 11 x 14 for producing archival-quality giclée limited edition prints of my wife's artwork using an Epson P600 printer with Epson UltraChrome HD pigment-based photographic ink. Clean, crisp, sharp, excellent color rendition, on a nice heavier paper. I've been quite pleased with all the products I've purchased from Red River, and I especially value the helpful tutorial videos on related 3rd party products such as Adobe Photoshop Elements. I have no reason to shop elsewhere.
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88 lb matte
Mel Stone
I turn my photographs into postcards (get 4 on a 8.5 by 11 sheet)… the 88-lb matte is the perfect weight,
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Best stock for art prints
love love love this paper. I always get hung up of paying for shipping so I wait until I nee to buy $150 worth of paper but its always worth it!!
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Best cards I've used!
Amber Johnson - Spirited Blossom Art
I love this cardstock so much. It's worth every penny. The print quality is simply amazing, and the paper is so thick and sturdy. I love its luxurious smooth matte texture. It prints beautifully with my Canon Pro-200. I've been using the 7"x10" scored sheets to make 5"x7" greeting cards with prints of my original watercolor designs. These cards are such high quality, I really stand behind the products I create using them. I am very proud of the cards I make with this paper, which is not something I can say about other (cheaper) cardstock I've tried. Can't say enough about this paper!
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Perfect for Greeting Cards
Sarah Kiser
I sell my cards on etsy, and this thick photo paper is perfect for printing vibrant illustrations on. The colors look even more vibrant than on screen, and the paper scores and folds well. Paper is super sturdy and provides a professional look.
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Still prefer 96lb. Matte Magna

Surprised by the change from 96lb. to 88lb. but had to use the new paper for a customer. Feedback was that the card didn't feel as "solid" as before. Was also hoping for a double side photo matte coating on the original 96lb. magna. Maybe a Christmas gift from Red River?
HFC - 12/04/2013

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"I frequently use several different Red River papers like Aurora Art White, Arctic Polar Satin and Ultra Pro Gloss to insure I get the best detail possible."

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