Free Shipping on Orders Over $149 for Lower 48 States Click for details

88lb. Polar Matte Post Cards

Archive grade inkjet photo paper
New to Greeting Card Printing or Just Want to Up Your Game? Checkout our Greeting Card Help Center.

Reviews for 88lb. Polar Matte Post Cards

Such a Difference
Astrid Lyons
06/05/2020
Verified Buyer
I used the 88lb Polar Matte for printing postcards. I can't tell you enough how much of a difference it makes to use this excellent-quality paper for prints. My illustration-style (vector, not photos) designs come out brighter, stronger, and crisper than on anything else I've used. I'd definitely recommend the 88lb weight for postcards; it's the perfect weight for mailing without an envelope.
2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
This is my new favorite paper
Tammy Wampler
04/28/2020
I upgraded to this from 60lb Polar Matte for my fine art prints. I am so happy I did. I do some hand embellished prints where I paint metallic gold paint on to the print, and this paper never warps or wrinkles from it. I get lots of reviews from costumers that are amazed by the quality of this paper. They are pleasantly surprised by the “museum quality”. I am getting more return buyers and I know it is partly due to this paper.
2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
Love it!
Art Of Filip
12/24/2019
Love paper, amazing for B&W prints and it makes my paintings look amazing! Occasionally I found a batch to have hidden marks if you print flat black surface but support was quick to help and resolve the issues. Wish there were more sizes though, for instance 5x5 which is common for artist to use on small prints.
2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
Great Paper. Slightly Too Thick.
Ryan Simpson
12/07/2019
This paper is very good. The only issue is that it is slightly too thick and tends to want to warp and bow. The 60 lb. option of the Polar Matte is slightly too thin and can more easily bends and crinkle. I wish this paper was available somewhere in the 70 lb. range and it would be pretty perfect.
4 of 6 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
Amazing for art prints!
Adrianne
10/15/2019
I cannot deal with how great this paper is. Amazon stopped stocking my favorite paper, so I was looking for something new. And oh man... the black ink prints SO CRISP. LORDT, it's amazing I will be staying with this company for sure.
3 of 4 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
Great for custom postcards
Nick Schroeder
03/28/2019
I make limited edition custom postcards from my photos and vintage images that I've collected. The 88# Polar Matte is a great weight for postcards and produces great images. I've printed color, sepia and B&W images and they all look great. Nice rich blacks.
2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
Stereo Card Superstar!
Dan Krecklow
12/09/2018
I produce 3.5 x 7" stereo views and I finally found my paper! The thickness almost replicates the feel of old stereo cards perfectly and the matte finish eliminates glare and reflections. I originally ordered 5x7 cards to print in my Pixma Pro-100 but the rear feed doesn't accommodate them (too small) so I just reordered in full sheets and will print several per sheet and cut them down.
2 of 3 customers found this helpful.
Was this helpful?
So thick and lovely
L. Goren
05/13/2017
This feels so substantial in hand, surface is smooth and very matte. I use bright bold colors in my work and they print so true on this material. I am in love! Can you offer an eco- version of this someday?
Was this helpful?
Awesome postcard stock
SWB51
12/08/2016
I just received my order of the 88lb. Polar Matte. I love this postcard. It feels heavy enough to mail to friends. The surface is smooth and my photos look great on it. I plan on doing mainly black and white images and this is just what I was looking for. I will probably get the 5x7 next. And just in time to do Christmas postcards
Was this helpful?


WOW! Why didn't I order this paper to begin with???!!

I just have to say, you always need to try things out yourself. Everyone has an opinion and a different application for what they are doing and I ALMOST did not order these because of someone else's opinion of this thick paper. But I really wanted a thicker cardstock for my Art Cards for a quality feel and overall vibrant representation of my colorful art. All I can say is WOW!!! For me... this was a real step forward over even Aurora White, Which was good too.... but these are so much more quality feeling! They fold just fine which was my concern after reading another review. I put a envelope with it and slide it into a sealable crystal clear sleeve. NO PROBLEM being flat. As an FYI I am using a Canon Pro9000MK2 from 2009 (dye based ink) with professionally high resolution scanned images. The colors are so bright and true, I am MORE THAN happy!!! (given you print on the correct side, mistake #1 lol). Still not sure exactly what my densely colored paintings cost per print though (?) The other thing that I am ecstatic about is the fact that Red River provides the ICC profiles for each paper to go with the Printer you have. I tried doing prints before and was so very disappointed even when using a very high end costly Hannamuhle paper. I thought perhaps I needed a different printer, and was ready to buy one. But nope! Red River saved me a lot of money and saved my sanity by providing just the exact combination of paper to printer Icc files I needed to make my artwork POP!
Mary Irwin - 10/20/2015
Not Sure Which Paper?

Not sure which Red River paper is best for you? Order a sample kit now and discover the perfect paper now. Free shipping on sample kit orders.

Professional Profile:
Judy Mandolf
Fine art photographer
"I am so impressed with the performance of Red River Papers — and even more so considering that they cost close to twenty percent less than other brands."