Frequently Asked Questions
- Metallic photo inkjet paper - the look of Kodak and Fuji photo lab metallics
- For any inkjet printer
- 255gsm weight (66lb.) and 10.4 mil thickness
- Warm tone for pleasing color reproduction
- Acid free base stock
Do Polar Metallic papers work with all inkjet printers?
Yes, they are for any desktop and wide format printer that uses aqueous inks. Examples are Epson, Canon, and HP.
What is the surface like?
If you've never seen a photo lab metallic print you will likely enjoy the look. Think of a high gloss or luster surface with a pleasing slightly warm tone. Overall, images have a glow almost like light is coming from the paper. Now imagine that the solid colors and white space in your image take on an extra effect that mixes metallic hints and pearlescent colorful reflections.
Is this like photo lab paper?
Yes, they are resin coated (RC) papers. They look and feel like their photo lab (C4/wet chemistry) counterparts from Kodak and Fuji.
Are their any markings on the back of the paper?
Can I print on the back of Polar Metallic papers?
No, inkjet ink will not dry. We also do not recommend writing on the back of these papers.
What types of images look good on this surface?
Polar Metallic papers will add luminescence and depth to any image. Images with solid colors, reflections, and negative space (whites) will look especially stunning on this new paper.
Here are some examples. Each has notations about parts of the image that would look particularly interesting on the Metallic surface.
© Paul Gleiser
Neutral whites, reflection behind statue, stone mid-tones in the background
© Shelly Katz
Brilliant color and water reflections
White dress, water, clouds and sky
© Laurie Excell
Snow and water reflections
© Joseph Victor Stefanchik
Lots of mid tones, bright colors, wedding dress
Photobase resin coated (RC) inkjet papers always have a slightly acidic coating. The acid content (pH 6.8) makes instant ink drying possible. The level of acid content is not high enough to affect print stability over time.
The base stock of all Red River inkjet papers are acid free.