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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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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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Beautiful Print Paper
Quynh-Anh Vu
I have been using Red River for a while now, and I always love all their products. I recently ordered the 88lb. polar matte paper after using the 60lb. polar matte paper for a while. I love the quality of the paper and use it for my art prints, which the paper is always able to bring out beautiful and vibrant colors. I wanted a heavier paper after a while, and the 88lb. polar matte was exactly what I needed! I love the extra weight to it while still maintaining the clean and crisp colors and quality from the 60lb. polar matte!
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Uses outside the box
When our wide format printer went down, I used the 60lb Polar Matte in our laser printer. It was used to make packaging mock-ups in our company's art department. There was a lot of black in the art file and it came out surprisingly well. I purchased the 88lb thinking it would have the same printing quality on our Laser printer, but the thickness would allow us to make more substantial packaging mock ups. The black is very inconsistent, but for a prototype printing on this paper saves us a lot of money for concept work. This paper is designed for inkjet printers and for photographic work, so we are definitely using it outside of its intended use. Just thought I would share the results incase it helps someone else.
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Great paper!
Alexis R.
Purchased for art prints, very nice quality paper and arrived quickly in great condition. I will be ordering from Red River Paper again.
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Rich images on stunning paper
The color photo prints came out so amazingly beautiful that I am ordering more of this paper today. Although not recommended for more than one sheet at a time, I load 5 5x7 sheets at the top with no issues on Pixma Pro 200. Yes, the paper is heavier than most but I love this feature!
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WOW! Why didn't I order this paper to begin with???!!

I just have to say, you always need to try things out yourself. Everyone has an opinion and a different application for what they are doing and I ALMOST did not order these because of someone else's opinion of this thick paper. But I really wanted a thicker cardstock for my Art Cards for a quality feel and overall vibrant representation of my colorful art. All I can say is WOW!!! For me... this was a real step forward over even Aurora White, Which was good too.... but these are so much more quality feeling! They fold just fine which was my concern after reading another review. I put a envelope with it and slide it into a sealable crystal clear sleeve. NO PROBLEM being flat. As an FYI I am using a Canon Pro9000MK2 from 2009 (dye based ink) with professionally high resolution scanned images. The colors are so bright and true, I am MORE THAN happy!!! (given you print on the correct side, mistake #1 lol). Still not sure exactly what my densely colored paintings cost per print though (?) The other thing that I am ecstatic about is the fact that Red River provides the ICC profiles for each paper to go with the Printer you have. I tried doing prints before and was so very disappointed even when using a very high end costly Hannamuhle paper. I thought perhaps I needed a different printer, and was ready to buy one. But nope! Red River saved me a lot of money and saved my sanity by providing just the exact combination of paper to printer Icc files I needed to make my artwork POP!
Mary Irwin - 10/20/2015

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