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47lb. Premium Matte Greeting Cards

Archive Grade Inkjet Photo Paper
This Paper is Acid Free
111 Reviews
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Greeting Card Base Sample Kit $12.95

47lb. Premium Matte Greeting Cards Details & Information


47lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on any inkjet printer. The medium-card weight paper in the Premium Matte family, this paper offers a photo feel and great alternative to popular Epson, Canon and HP photo matte papers. You can print photo quality on one side of this paper.

  • top grade matte inkjet paper
  • coating optimized for photo reproduction
  • compatible with all inkjet printers
  • medium heavy card weight
  • bright white, ultra-smooth surface
  • dye and pigment ink compatible
  • Paper: 100% alpha cellulose base stock
  • Paper Weight: 47lb / 176gsm
  • Thickness: 8.5mil
  • Coating: Matte inkjet coated on one side for photo and art quality printing. Plain paper back - suitable for text and light graphics.
  • Color: Bright blue white
  • Optical Brighteners: Yes
  • Grade: Archival
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Is this paper compatible with your printer's ink?

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

  • Epson Photo (dye inks): Yes
  • Epson UltraChrome (pigment): Yes
  • Epson DuraBrite Ultra (pigment): Yes
  • Canon: Yes
  • Canon Lucia (pigment): Yes
  • HP: Yes*
  • Lexmark: Yes
  • Kodak: Yes

* Heavy papers (usually matte /art over 59lb.) may not feed consistently in HP printers. Always test a paper via our sample kit selection before making a significant purchase.

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Suggested Uses
Use this paper for:
  • Photo printing
  • Portfolio production
  • Books
  • Calendars
  • Greeting cards
  • Wide format prints
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Reviews for 47lb. Premium Matte Greeting Cards

Great product, great support!
cj dragen
The product itself is fantastic... Love the way my prints look! But even more fantastic is the team behind the product. Due to a mix up in the web page, I received a roll with the wrong core size. Not only did they work with me to get it sorted, they also hooked me up with some adapters so I cuuld still use the paper... SO. MUCH. CUSTOMER. SERVICE!!
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Beautiful Images and a Great Value
David Van Delinder
I use Red River Premium Matte paper for open-edition prints of my paintings and drawings. I am a seasoned graphic designer and fine artist and recognize fine imaging quality. The color fidelity, greyscale tonality and velvety blacks of this paper are superb. I print my affordable editions on a Canon Pixma Pro 100 from Photoshop with this paper. The color accuracy is virtually perfect. I highly recommend this media for high-quality economical prints. Red River is a delightful supplier. Their knowledge, product selection and service are unparalleled.
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Perfect for my needs
Susan Guadagno
I use this versatile paper in several different ways. I do volume work for a small museum and they really appreciate my pricing, the quality of my products, and the quick turn around time for orders. Thank you Red River!
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Great quality paper, excellent prints!
Rob Boullion
Excellent prints! Nice finish and faithful reproduction for our customer's CD package artwork, and a good price for the quality. I use the Red River Paper Premium Matte line in nearly all of our CD art productions - 32lb, 37lb, and 47lb, plus 50lb C2S on occasion - mostly for the inside tray cards, depending on package options. The choice of weight is based on color saturation of the customer's artwork: don't expect 32lb paper to handle heavy ink use without some warping, just get the thicker paper. No problems with the 47lb or the 50lb, and they still crease and fold well if you use the appropriate grain direction.
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Wildlife Artist
John McDonald, Jr.
I use the 47lb. Red River Premium Matte to make contact sheets, and to print photographs used in composition of future art works. The weight is just right and the prints also give excellent color so I do not have to print on other papers. I use a fair amount of this paper on an annual basis. A great paper that I will continue to use!!!
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Just what I needed!
Antoinette Ledzian
For years I've created my own greeting cards, trying various photo papers from Red River. Although I've always preferred the heavier card weight, my trusty Epson XP-430 workhorse will not accept anything 64lb and over, and my large Canon Pro-10 is not cost effective for printing my 7"x5" images. I referred to my *sample kit* for the best solution, and was thrilled with the amazing quality and weight of the 47lb. Premium Matte. Time for a change, and because I always include my own separate inserts, this was an excellent choice! Even my postage will be lower! I love the soft, velvety effects and, of course, the pre-scoring for a professional, clean fold. As always, the packaging/shipping is first class . . . Thank you again, Red River, for enhancing my photographic process!
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Love this stuff!
Wes Flanary
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I use it for my limited edition art prints. Looks and feels amazing. The consistency is on point. Works great with my Canon Pixma Pro 100.
6 of 6 customers found this helpful.
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This paper is perfect when you need something a little thinner than the 60 lb. Polar.
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Excellent print quality on thinner paper
Verified Buyer
Excellent print quality on thinner paper. I use it for proofs and contact sheets where I don’t have to spend a lot of money for mark-up and decision making, but still want excellent print quality.
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