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Glossy Inkjet Photo Paper

Includes photobase and cast coated glossy papers

Vibrant colors, deep blacks, and tack sharpness are the hallmarks of glossy photo papers. Glossy photo paper is a top choice when you are printing high contrast images or photos that demand the ultimate color density.

Papers Pros Demand & Enthusiasts Deserve

You now have access to some of the best photo inkjet paper on the market at prices well below retail brands. Get ready for prints that will amaze your friends, family, and clients.

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

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

32lb. Premium Gloss

32lb. Premium Gloss is a lightweight, cast coated photo paper for inkjet printing. Cast coated paper is the "traditional" inkjet gloss that feels more like a sheet of paper than a photo.

42lb. Pecos River Gloss

The medium-light weight 42lb. Pecos River Gloss is a great low cost premium glossy paper. You can use it for every day printing needs or special projects where you need premium quality printing and a light weight stock.

  • For all inkjet printers
  • Great for every day printing needs, proofs, books, and more
  • medium / light weight stock
  • mirror smooth blue-white surface
  • you can print text and graphic on the non-glossy side

60lb. Pecos River Gloss

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

86lb. Pecos River Gloss Duo

DUO features a high gloss surface on both sides for brilliant photo reproduction with dye and pigment inks. This double-sided inkjet paper is unique because of its sturdy 15mil thickness and range of printer compatibility.

  • Portfolios
  • Books
  • Greeting Cards
  • Business
  • Post cards

96lb. Pecos Gloss

96lb. Pecos River Gloss is the heaviest and thickest photo glossy stock on the market today. Pecos is one of a kind in North America - a super smooth pigment and dye friendly high gloss with a plain paper back.

  • 16mil thickness, 360gsm weight
  • for pigment and dye inks
  • plain paper back - you can print text and light graphics on this side
  • acid free coating and base paper

Photo Gloss Inkjet Papers by Red River Paper

Red River inkjet photo gloss looks and feels like traditional glossy photo lab paper. UltraPro, Arctic Polar, and Polar Gloss Metallic 255 are resin coated, photobase inkjet paper with a brilliant photo gloss surface. Our glossy photo inkjet papers print bright colors and ultra sharp details on virtually any inkjet printer, including ones that use pigment inks. Glossy photo paper is a top choice when you are printing high contrast images or photos that demand the ultimate color density. Gloss paper reflects the most amount of light, hence your eyes will see the most color saturation, density, and brightness.

  • variety of glossy photo inkjet papers
  • compatible with all inkjet printers
  • the look and feel of traditional photo lab gloss
  • bright white shade
  • no markings on the back.
  • outstanding price and size selection

Compare Our Papers to Retail Brand Glossy Photo Papers

Red River glossy photo papers are as good as or better than the major retail brands like Epson, Canon, and HP. We buy our papers from some of the same sources as the big names. The difference is that Red River brings the paper direct to you with only one stop on the way from the paper mill - our manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. Photo glossy papers like UltraPro Gloss 2.0 and Arctic Polar Gloss save you up to 40% over retail prices and offers the same performance you expect from the retail names.

Glossy photo paper from Red River Paper is carefully chosen to meet not only our standards, but yours as well. We test our papers with many, if not all of, the printer models available from Epson, Canon, and HP.

Compare our quality, service, support, and shipping speed and you will love buying photo glossy paper from Red River.

Our UltraPro Gloss 2.0™ is a Perfect Replacement for the Following Papers
  • Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
  • Ilford Gallery Smooth Gloss
  • Canon Photo Paper Glossy
  • HP Premium Plus Photo Paper Glossy
  • HP Premium Photo Paper Glossy UltraPro
  • Canon Platinum Pro Paper UltraPro Gloss

Uses for Glossy Photo Inkjet Paper

High quality photo prints

For your best images, consider glossy photo paper if your content has a high level of contrast or is highly saturated. The highly reflective surface yields brilliant color saturation and deep black density.


For every day photo printing, look to glossy photo paper. Photo labs traditionally use gloss printing paper to make sure many different images look great. UltraPro Gloss 2.0 comes in 4x6 and 5x7 sheets for your snapshot printing.

Photo books

Photo books have become very popular. Gloss paper is a good choice for single side page photo books. Photobase inkjet paper like UltraPro Gloss 2.0 withstands handling well and will work well for photo book projects of all sizes.


If you're portfolio contains high contrast black & white, deeply saturated commercial images, or work from a recent photo adventure, consider high gloss paper for your printing needs. Again, its ability to withstand handling makes UltraPro Gloss 2.0 a great candidate for the project.

The best way to familiarize yourself with various glossy paper is to try them by purchasing a small quantity. A good idea is to print something from each genre of your photo library to see how the media represents your work.