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Best Inkjet Paper for Water, Snow and Ice

© Laurie Excell - Red River Paper PRO

Getting the right look from your water, snow, and ice images can be a challenge. Once you get the exposure and angle just right, you will want to show off your hard work. This brief article is here to help you quickly find the right paper to print these types of images.

Glossy and photo metallic inkjet papers add sharpness and reflective punch. This boost in reflectivity can be beneficial when your image includes shimmering water or glistening ice. The paper's shade is important because it sets the tone for all of your whites. Arctic Polar Gloss is a brilliant cool-white while Polar Pearl Metallic has a definitive warm tone. Use warmer tone papers in scenes dominated by Earth tones and darker waters.

Matte inkjet papers allow for maximum detail appreciation while toning down punch and saturation. Icy and snowy scenes benefit from matte printing because they often include more highlights than shadow. You will be able to fully appreciate any details because matte paper lacks reflectivity, even when viewed under bright light. As a bonus, Polar Matte's bold, bright tone sets the perfect white point for your print.

68lb. UltraPro Gloss 2.0 Paper

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.

  • Surface: Glossy
  • Tone: Bright White
  • Weight: 68lb. / 270 gsm
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil

60lb Polar Matte Photo Paper

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.

  • Surface: Smooth matte
  • Tone: Bright white
  • Weight: 60lb. / 230 gsm
  • Thickness: 10 mil

Polar Gloss Metallic 255 Paper

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

  • Surface: Glossy photo metallic
  • Tone: Warm
  • Weight: 255 gsm / 66lb.
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil