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88lb. Polar Matte Greeting Cards

Archive Grade Inkjet Photo Paper
This Paper is Acid Free
71 Reviews
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88lb. Polar Matte Greeting Cards Details & Information


At 15 mil thickness, 88lb. Polar Matte is the heaviest and thickest photo matte stock on the market today. Red River's Polar Matte raises the bar for imaging excellence. This paper brings you professional quality in every sense of the meaning. From the coating to the base stock, Polar is the go-to photo matte when you want the best. Polar features a beautiful soft white printing surface with outstanding ink holdout capabilities. Polar Matte is acid-free and its heavy 88lb. weight makes perfect for projects where you need prints to convey quality that you can feel.

  • 15 mil super heavy card stock
  • handles extreme ink coverage with no warping
  • our finest photo matte grade coating
  • acid free coating and paper stock
  • ultra smooth, white surface
  • plain paper back

This paper works best with printers that have a specialty feed path such as the Canon PRO-100 and Epson P600. Feed one sheet at a time. You can use it in most Epson and Canon printers that feed from a top paper tray. Do not use this paper if your printer only feeds paper from a front load cassette. Read the Handling Guide for more information.

Ideal For:
  • Projects where you want a truly heavy and thick photo matte
  • Anyone who likes a subtle non-reflective finish
  • Neutral tone landscapes, B&W, low contrast images, artistic work
  • Graphic arts reproductions, posters, art reproductions
Good To Know:
  • Heaviest, thickest photo matte paper on Earth
  • Ultra smooth, non-reflective surface
  • Bright white tone
  • Universally compatible with dye and pigment inks
  • Acid free base stock. Acid free coating.
  • There are no markings or logos on the back
  • Back of this product is plain paper, suitable for text printing
  • Archival Grade paper

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.

  • Paper: 100% pure alpha cellulose base stock
  • Paper Weight: 88lb 330gsm
  • Thickness: 15 mil
  • Coating: Microporous photo matte coated
  • Color: Bright white
  • Optical Brighteners : Yes
Paper Weight Comparison Scale
Is this paper compatible with your printer's ink?

This paper will require feeding one sheet at a time in most cases.

  • Epson Photo (dye inks): Yes*
  • Epson UltraChrome (pigment): Yes*
  • Epson DuraBrite Ultra (pigment): Yes*
  • Canon: Yes*
  • Canon Lucia (pigment): Yes*
  • HP: No*
  • Lexmark: No
  • Kodak: No

* See Handing Guide for Specifics on Heavy Paper Use.

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Suggested Uses
Use this paper for:
  • Photo printing
  • Fine art reproductions
  • Portfolio production
  • Greeting cards
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Reviews for 88lb. Polar Matte Greeting Cards

No go with an Epson ET 2760
Love the weight and it would be perfect for postcards except that my EPSON ET 2760 just feeds it through without printing it. It says in the specs that it's 15 mils thick but mine measured almost 18 mils (.018") and I think that's the problem since I have other paper that's 16 mils and it prints fine. (This is why I only gave 3 stars) It comes in a really nice sturdy box which I appreciate since 50 sheets will probably last me a year or two.
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Best Greeting Cards
Tyler Gualdoni
The 7 x 10 inch (folded size is 5 x 7 inches) greeting card paper is my absolute favorite for reproducing my watercolor artwork on cards. I really wanted something that was thick and lush and sturdy. I tried the 60 lb polar matte but I far prefer the 88 lb. I haven't had any issues printing on my Canon Pro 200, I just only feed about 6 sheets at a time. The inside of the cards is a slightly off-white color. You can feel the quality when you pick up the cards--it's a cut above. The colors are gorgeous, and the cards are very suitable for framing, so my customers can either send them out or keep them!
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An unfortunate upgrade from the old version
The previous version of Polar Matte 88 (years ago) was slightly less thick and was perfect for greeting cards. I haven’t been able to make this one work. It’s too thick and the spines always crack. It’s not usable for my purpose and I unfortunately had to stop selling cards, which hurt my business. I wish they hadn’t changed it. As a stand-alone paper for prints or something else, it’s beautiful.
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Prints beautifully
It took me a long time to find good quality postcard paper that wasn't super flimsy. Super sturdy and prints my artwork vividly! I have a canon pixma TR8600 and it worked really well. I only wish it was able to print both sides!
8 of 9 customers found this helpful.
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Paper Jam
I really loved the thickness of this paper, however each time I would attempt to print with it, it would jam my Espon xp-6100.
5 of 7 customers found this helpful.
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Only Paper for Selling Art
Chin Fong
I sell my art at comic conventions and I only use the 88lb Polar Matte in combination with OEM Cannon ink. Though I might be spending a bit on prints for an audience not familiar with high quality printing, I personally love the way it comes out and it reflects my digital art almost 100%.
4 of 4 customers found this helpful.
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Excellent for reproducing limited edition signed prints
Michael Scammon
I really love the 88# Polar Matte 11 x 14 for producing archival-quality giclée limited edition prints of my wife's artwork using an Epson P600 printer with Epson UltraChrome HD pigment-based photographic ink. Clean, crisp, sharp, excellent color rendition, on a nice heavier paper. I've been quite pleased with all the products I've purchased from Red River, and I especially value the helpful tutorial videos on related 3rd party products such as Adobe Photoshop Elements. I have no reason to shop elsewhere.
3 of 3 customers found this helpful.
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88 lb matte
Mel Stone
I turn my photographs into postcards (get 4 on a 8.5 by 11 sheet)… the 88-lb matte is the perfect weight,
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Best stock for art prints
love love love this paper. I always get hung up of paying for shipping so I wait until I nee to buy $150 worth of paper but its always worth it!!
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