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Best Inkjet Paper for Sports


Sports photography traditionally strives for images that are bright, well saturated, and razor sharp. To meet those needs your first choice should be a high gloss inkjet paper. Its smooth, bright white surface helps accentuate details and bold uniform colors.

Your next choice would be a satin or luster paper. This surface maintains excellent saturation while adding more protection from handling and fingerprints. Choosing a bright white paper is still important, although a slightly warmer satin helps with skin tones and the natural colors on the field of play.

Finally, for the artistic and journalistic look you might consider a photo matte. The non-reflective surface works to remove the edgy nature of an image and to accentuate the subtle detail.

Special Projects

You can use 86lb. Pecos River Gloss Duo for custom, low volume trading card printing. This paper is excellent for the project with its heavy weight and ability to withstand handling.

For posters where you want to keep costs low and quality high, consider 47lb. Premium Matte. It comes in many sheet sizes and rolls up to 24" wide.

68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0

68lb. UltraPro Gloss prints vibrant colors and deep blacks with any inkjet printer. 10.4mil thickness gives your prints true photo lab quality. Compatible with any inkjet printer, this paper dries instantly for immediate quality and resistance to smears.

  • High gloss, smooth surface
  • Acid free base stock. Coating slightly acidic. (explain this)
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Back of this product is not printable

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints.

  • Anyone who wants the uniquely vibrant look of photo metallic
  • Images featuring metal, reflections, vibrant color, HDR
  • Stunning black & white photographic prints
  • Any inkjet printer

66lb. Palo Duro Satin

Warmer Tone Satin Paper

The warmer tone cousin of Arctic Polar Satin, Palo Duro is a wonderful choice for landscapes, portraits, and more.

  • Satin Texture: Shallow
  • Paper Tone: Warmer white
  • Paper Weight: 255gsm (66lb)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil

68lb. UltraPro Satin

The Top Selling Red River Paper
If you print, you have to have UltraPro Satin in your paper inventory. It produces professional quality results and works with virtually any image. The UltraPro Satin looks and feels just like photo lab satin - a lightly textured surface that breaks up reflections and minimizes fingerprints.

  • Satin Texture: Medium
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 270gsm (68lb)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil

60lb. Polar Matte

This Archival Matte 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.

  • our finest photo grade matte paper
  • universally compatible with dye and pigment inks
  • photo weight and thickness
  • acid free coating and paper stock
  • ultra smooth, white surface
  • outstanding ink holdout for wide color gamut and sharp detail

47lb. Premium Matte

47lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on any inkjet printer. This paper offers a photo feel and great alternative to popular Epson, Canon and HP photo matte papers.

  • top grade matte inkjet paper
  • coating optimized for photo reproduction
  • compatible with all inkjet printers
  • medium heavy card weight
  • bright white, ultra-smooth surface
  • dye and pigment ink compatible