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Best Selling Papers

Red River offers many different photo inkjet paper surfaces and sizes. But a select few stand out from the rest and have earned elite "Customer Favorite" status.

This means that these products work and work well in virtually any printer, for many different customers for many different projects.

We think you'll love these papers and come back for more!

68lb. UltraPro Satin

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.

  • Surface: Satin medium texture
  • 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

Aurora Art White 300®

Aurora White is a 100% cotton fiber, semi-smooth (hot press) fine art and photography paper. Aurora White features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating. Made in the USA.

  • Surface: Hot Press (semi-smooth)
  • Tone: White
  • Weight: 300 gsm
  • Thickness: 18 mil

Big Bend Baryta 310

Big Bend Baryta offers all the rich tonality, depth, and feel of a traditional darkroom print. The paper has a elegantly smooth finish and subtle reflectivity.

  • Surface: Smooth semigloss finish
  • Tone: Warm
  • Weight: 310 gsm
  • Thickness 12 mil

60lb. Polar Matte Greeting Cards

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

60lb. Pecos River Gloss Greeting Cards

Pecos River Gloss is the ideal glossy for greeting cards, note cards, and design presentations. Pecos is the only "cast coated gloss" compatible with both pigment and dye inks.

  • High gloss, smooth surface
  • Acid free base stock. Acid free coating.
  • Card weight and thickness


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We are selective, particular, and exact in the curation of our photo printing paper products. There are no bad photo papers here - we have made sure of it by listening to exactly what you need AND want. Our proprietary collection coupled with other best-of-the-best print products makes up a collective blank canvas for you to use - from glossy papers for printing your own photos and artwork, to cards and specialty stocks. As creators, be it through the lens, a brush, a story, or a plan, you hold a mirror to the world and defy time to make sure a moment or memory is saved forever in the items you create.

For the best results printing photos and images, the first step is to decide whether you prefer a matte photo paper, semigloss, metallic or glossy paper finish for a more vibrant image. If you are new to printing and want to try a variety, we recommend that you first order our photo paper sample kits. Once you have an idea of what type of surface you like photos printed with, select the weight that you want that will work well with your printer. Smaller front-feed printers should only use paper that is lighter than 60lb/230gsm while top or back feed inkjet printers are designed to handle heavier papers. If you want further recommendations, check out our photo paper by Printer and photo paper by Project pages. Note: We also sell full rolls of sheets for large scale printing.


With Red River Paper, you get inks, products and supplies that are as good as or better than the major retail brands like Epson, Canon, and HP at a great price. We buy our papers from some of the same sources as the big names. The difference is that our brand brings the paper direct to you with only one stop on the way from the paper mill - our manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. You’ll find a range of paper products available such as glossy photo paper, metallic finish, archival grade satin, double sided and many more.

Photo paper from Red River is carefully chosen to meet not only our standards and level of detail, but yours as well. We print test with many, if not all, of the inkjet printer models available from Epson, Canon, and HP. Not sure which items you need?

Compare our quality, service, support, and shipping speed and you will love buying from our Red River store. Don’t believe us? Check out a few of our customer reviews below.


At Red River Paper, we pride ourselves on offering the best photo quality paper in the industry. Crafted with precision and care, our photo quality paper is the result of extensive research, innovation, and a commitment to excellence. When you choose Red River Paper, you're not just selecting a product; you're investing in a legacy of quality, ensuring every captured moment looks as vivid on paper as it does in reality.

Editor's Note: There are thousands of main subjects, genres, and topics of interest in the world of photography. Our take on the different types of inkjet finishes and best images takes years of customer feedback and printing into account. However, we will never say you should not use one finish or another for printing photos. The choice is ultimately yours to make and enjoy.

Not all types of photo paper are the same. This sounds obvious, but you might be surprised by how many questions we receive about the difference between satin and matte, or matte finish and art paper, paper brightness, paper weight, gloss vs semi-gloss etc. Because it is so important to consider which surface will make your projects look their best, we're going to look at each type of inkjet paper, and what types of images are suited to each.

You can think of this as the 40,000 foot view of the different paper types, and what you should know about each choosing one for different types of projects.

In addition to our leading combination offerings, customers can also find a wealth of print and ink resources including reviews of the best photo printers from Canon, Epson and HP as well as guides covering inkjet and laser printers.