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Polar Luster Metallic 255 Rolls

Photo Grade Inkjet Paper
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Polar Luster Metallic is related to Polar Gloss Metallic 255. The difference is that this paper has a luster texture similar to Arctic Polar Luster.

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Polar Luster Metallic 255 Rolls Details & Information


Polar Luster Metallic is related to Polar Gloss Metallic 255. The difference is that this paper has a luster texture similar to Arctic Polar Luster.

Your images will take on a brilliant, almost luminescent quality. Everything from airplanes to flowers will look bold, more saturated, more intense. Discover for yourself why Red River Paper's photo metallic papers are the choice of professionals and enthusiasts around the world.

Polar Luster Metallic is a truly unique inkjet paper that closely matches the look of photo lab metallic prints. Polar Luster Metallic features the same aspects as its lab equivalent - an elegant luster (E-surface) finish on a pearlescent base stock that yields an stunning iridescence in your images. It is compatible with any inkjet printer and requires no special equipment, inks, or finishing techniques to achieve the metallic effect. And for a bit of trivia, Red River Paper was the first to introduce photo metallic inkjet paper to the market in 2010.

Ideal For:
  • Anyone who loves the luster texture and wants more pop in their images
  • Images featuring metals, reflections, vibrant color, HDR
  • Stunning black & white photographic prints
  • Any inkjet printer
Good To Know:
  • Pearlescent photo metallic with a luster texture
  • Acid free base stock. Coating slightly acidic.
  • Warm tone, low OBA paper.
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Back of this product is not printable
  • Handling guide and FAQ
  • You get the photo lab metallic look with the convenience of desktop printing
  • Luster texture add a subtle elegance to your prints
  • Luster texture prevents finger print and hides other signs of handling
  • Everything from airplanes to flowers will look bold, more saturated, more intense
Metallic Talk - Derrick Story

Listen to Derrick Story talk about his experience with printing on Polar Luster Metallic:

Red River Paper is made by printing enthusiasts for printing enthusiasts. Whether you are a professional photographer, photographic enthusiast, designer, or business, our experts have firsthand knowledge of all our products. If you have a question, give us a ring or shoot us an email. You’ll receive a lightning-fast response from an actual live human with actual real-life expertise.

* Always display inkjet prints under glass, plastic or in a book for maximum print life.
* Rolls come wound with five extra feet at no charge

  • Surface: Luster texture (E-surface photo finish)
  • Weight: 255gsm (66lb.)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil
  • Coating: State-of-the-art microporous inkjet
  • Color: Pearlescent warm tone
  • Printable: One side only - back side cannot be printed
  • Type: Resin Coated
Paper Weight Comparison Scale
Is this paper compatible with your printer's ink?

All products are compatible with aqueous inks. Not designed for solvent, latex or UV.

  • Epson - All Printers: Yes
  • Canon - All Printers: Yes
  • HP: Yes

* Matte coated and cotton papers over 60lb. may not feed consistently and may require some hand feeding.
* Many 24" and wider printers have a minimum sheet size of 8". Consult your manual before buying smaller sizes.

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Suggested Uses
Use this paper for:
  • High quality photo prints
  • Snapshots
  • Photo books
  • Portfolios

Nothing Compares

I will never buy another brand of paper. I used Canon papers (in my Canon Pixma Pro printer) for years, and there is no comparison. Check out their UltraPro Gloss 2.0. Prints made on this paper looks for all the world like real photographic paper -- ferrotyped. Start off with their sampler pack -- two sheets of (I believe) 10 papers. (Just a note -- I don't work for Red River)
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Joseph Thomas - 06/17/2021
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Tony Bonanno
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"My favorite photo surface is Red River Ultra Pro Satin and it's become a studio standard."

Reviews for Polar Luster Metallic 255 Rolls

Test Review
Bruce Golub
Just Testing
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Barry Dycus
Fabulous results with this paper on the Canon Pro 200. Just ordered the Gloss Metallic today....Cant wait
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Consistent Results
Michael Schier
We have been using the Metallic Luster for our digital Art prints for over a year. People love the results. Printing on my old Epson R1900 gives beautiful consistent results every time.
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Excellent paper
The quality and finish is excellent, it competes with other brands, the metallic finish is excellent and especially when printed with ultrachrome inks. I have a printing lab where I do acrylic albums, canvases and fine art printing for various photographers. I have only been buying sample kits to test with my printers but I really liked this paper. I hope this review will be posted. I posted another honest review on another paper and it has not been posted.
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The wow factor
Paul C
I have been using the glass metallic paper for quite a while an excellent paper. Then I noticed they offered the luster metallic paper thought I would give it a try, The results are fantastic. The paper gives your image the sharpness the gloss but adds the perfect amount of softness as well. I am glad I gave it a try it will be in my paper rotation from now on.
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Stunning results with shadows and colors
Ed Rogers
I've been numerous places and have seen many marvelous things. For decades, my photos have languished in my "Pictures" folder... This Polar Metallic Luster has provided an outlet for some of them. I'm an enthusiast, not a professional. Even I can recognize superior results!
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A good paper that helps showcase your photos.
This is a good paper that brings out the color and highlights. It makes pictures look 3 dimensional. The extra snap is appreciated.
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Polar Luster Metallic
Kenny Knapp
This paper really makes my landscape photos stand out. Quick drying and looks great.
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Black and White Photgraphs
Stephen Baumbach
Compared your paper to other metallic offerings and found your stock to be really good for black and white photographs.
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