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88lb. Polar Matte


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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Archive grade inkjet photo paper This Paper is Acid Free

Reviews for 88lb. Polar Matte

Love it!
Art Of Filip
12/24/2019
Love paper, amazing for B&W prints and it makes my paintings look amazing! Occasionally I found a batch to have hidden marks if you print flat black surface but support was quick to help and resolve the issues. Wish there were more sizes though, for instance 5x5 which is common for artist to use on small prints.
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Great Paper. Slightly Too Thick.
Ryan Simpson
12/07/2019
This paper is very good. The only issue is that it is slightly too thick and tends to want to warp and bow. The 60 lb. option of the Polar Matte is slightly too thin and can more easily bends and crinkle. I wish this paper was available somewhere in the 70 lb. range and it would be pretty perfect.
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Amazing for art prints!
Adrianne
10/15/2019
I cannot deal with how great this paper is. Amazon stopped stocking my favorite paper, so I was looking for something new. And oh man... the black ink prints SO CRISP. LORDT, it's amazing I will be staying with this company for sure.
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Great for custom postcards
Nick Schroeder
03/28/2019
I make limited edition custom postcards from my photos and vintage images that I've collected. The 88# Polar Matte is a great weight for postcards and produces great images. I've printed color, sepia and B&W images and they all look great. Nice rich blacks.
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Stereo Card Superstar!
Dan Krecklow
12/09/2018
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.
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So thick and lovely
L. Goren
05/13/2017
This feels so substantial in hand, surface is smooth and very matte. I use bright bold colors in my work and they print so true on this material. I am in love! Can you offer an eco- version of this someday?
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Awesome postcard stock
SWB51
12/08/2016
I just received my order of the 88lb. Polar Matte. I love this postcard. It feels heavy enough to mail to friends. The surface is smooth and my photos look great on it. I plan on doing mainly black and white images and this is just what I was looking for. I will probably get the 5x7 next. And just in time to do Christmas postcards
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The paper makes all the difference
subtropical ken
08/04/2016
My artist wife has been after me (tech support :/ ) for years to start making prints of her art in the form of both note cards and post cards since her former print maker gave up the business. You really can't make much of a profit in it. I tried to make them on an old canon ink jet printer with the avery card stock made for those sorts of formats. The results for poor to fair. That printer was starting to show signs of a slow death so I researched better printers and papers. The red river site was very useful in selecting a printer. Not willing to spend the extra money on a canon Pro 1, I found a deeply discounted Pro-100 with a big rebate included (I think at B&H) and took the dive. I suspect the 100 was being discontinued but no problem. We first bought a sampler pack and tried different papers and found the matte paper to be the best for her prints so we bought this paper for post cards and other RR paper for note cards and prints. Using the recommended RR settings for this printer and papers, the results have been astounding. I didn't realize the quality of the paper could make that much difference. The colors in the prints pop. And I did use "regular" printer paper for comparison. There is none. I suspect the multiple cartridges in the 100 help. Regardless she is now very happy with the results. And I am using wordperfect to make the prints since I am a 30+ year user of that once leading word processor and can more easily manipulate printing and formatting than word bloatware. I've tried Adobe elements and it sucks just as much as word.
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Quality to contend with expensive thermo cards
Jessica Chrysler
02/24/2016
I'd been using professional printers to create my postcards for marketing for several years, and grew tired of having to find new printers as one company's quality would diminish over time. I decided to give these postcards a whirl on my HP K8600. They print like a dream! I was also impressed that the ink would fully submerge into the paper and not smear when I dampened it slightly! (Had to test since I usually have UV gloss to protect my images.) I don't think I'll go back to those other printers! I only wish it was double sided with the coating! Thanks Red River for such quality paper!
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Obsessed

I have been trying to find a thick and high quality greeting card for a long time, but with very little satisfaction. The 96lb Polar Matte paper is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for my business. The cards print bright and crisp (especially for Matte paper) and they are super thick which makes them feel extremely high quality (thicker paper definitely pays). I am happy and my customers are impressed- I cant get enough of these!
Kaz - 02/27/2013
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