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88lb. Polar Matte Post Cards

Archive grade inkjet photo paper
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Reviews for 88lb. Polar Matte Post Cards

This is my new favorite paper
Tammy Wampler
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.
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Love it!
Art Of Filip
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.
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Great Paper. Slightly Too Thick.
Ryan Simpson
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.
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Amazing for art prints!
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.
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Great for custom postcards
Nick Schroeder
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.
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Stereo Card Superstar!
Dan Krecklow
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.
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So thick and lovely
L. Goren
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?
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Awesome postcard stock
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
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The paper makes all the difference
subtropical ken
My artist wife has been after me (tech support :/ ) for years to start making prints of her art in the form of both note cards and post cards since her former print maker gave up the business. You really can't make much of a profit in it. I tried to make them on an old canon ink jet printer with the avery card stock made for those sorts of formats. The results for poor to fair. That printer was starting to show signs of a slow death so I researched better printers and papers. The red river site was very useful in selecting a printer. Not willing to spend the extra money on a canon Pro 1, I found a deeply discounted Pro-100 with a big rebate included (I think at B&H) and took the dive. I suspect the 100 was being discontinued but no problem. We first bought a sampler pack and tried different papers and found the matte paper to be the best for her prints so we bought this paper for post cards and other RR paper for note cards and prints. Using the recommended RR settings for this printer and papers, the results have been astounding. I didn't realize the quality of the paper could make that much difference. The colors in the prints pop. And I did use "regular" printer paper for comparison. There is none. I suspect the multiple cartridges in the 100 help. Regardless she is now very happy with the results. And I am using wordperfect to make the prints since I am a 30+ year user of that once leading word processor and can more easily manipulate printing and formatting than word bloatware. I've tried Adobe elements and it sucks just as much as word.
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High Quality Cards!!

I have been searching for months for high quality cards that could be used for printing invitations/announcements at home and think that the 96lb. Polar Matte Cards are amazing!! I was totally impressed with the ordering and delivery process and when I received the cards I was so impressed with the quality. I would also like to see a double sided version!!
AP - 06/14/2012
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John Conn
Free-lance professional photographer
"I look for a luster surface for my B&W images, but the paper must also take well to a sepia tone with the warmer whites that I prefer, holding strong. Red River Arctic Polar Satin prints that I output on my Epson Stylus Pro 3800 printer give that edge to my work."