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Best Inkjet Photo Paper for Architectural Photography

Inkjet paper for architectural photography
© Paul Roark - Red River Paper PRO
Architectural photography can take on many moods. From somber to stunning, images of buildings, cities, and urban landscapes call for different paper surfaces.

High gloss papers are an excellent starting point. They enhance saturation, sharpness, and the inorganic nature of architectural images.

Satin and luster papers reproduce the same saturated colors as a glossy. Their slightly textured surface helps break up reflections, and might work with scenes that are more of a cityscape than pure architectural portrait.

Photo metallic paper, like Polar Gloss Metallic 255 (formerly 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic), is becoming one of the most popular surfaces for architectural work. Its higly reflective surface and metallic luminance bring life and depth to any image. Glass and water take on a particular brilliance with this type of media.

For the fine art look, consider a non-reflective photo matte. Buildings are often awash with intricate details and nuances. Lacking any reflection or glare, viewers can more easily focus on the fine details of a matte paper print.


68lb. UltraPro Gloss® 2.0

Meets or exceeds retail brand quality. The top selling gloss, UltraPro looks and feels like traditional glossy photo lab paper.
  • Surface: Smooth gloss
  • Paper Tone: Bright white
  • Paper Weight: 68lb (260gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 27 cents/sheet


66lb. Arctic Polar Satin®

Arctic Polar sets the bar for top quality microporous satin media.

  • Satin Texture: Shallow
  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 66lb (266gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 43 cents/sheet


Polar Gloss Metallic 255 (formerly 66lb. Polar Pearl Metallic)®

The new Polar Gloss Metallic 255 is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints.
  • Surface: Pearlescent glossy finish
  • Paper Weight: 66lb (255gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil
  • 8.5x11 Pricing: As low as 62 cents/sheet


60lb. Polar Matte®

Red River's Polar Matte raises the bar for imaging excellence. This paper brings you professional quality in every sense of the meaning.

  • Paper Tone: Bold Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 60lb (229gsm)
  • Thickness: 10 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper




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