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Best Inkjet Papers for Poster Printing

Learn About What Papers to Use to Print Posters

Red River Paper has a high quality assortment of inkjet media for your poster printing projects. These products are compatible with any inkjet printer and reproduce bright colors and sharp detail. In addition, you can roll poster prints for shipment in mailing tubes. Red River Paper products are as good as or better than the big name brands, save you money, and offer the convenience of quick and easy shopping.

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Photo Glossy

Glossy and satin are the highest performing inkjet papers you can buy. They offer the best color density and deepest blacks. They also can handle 100% ink coverage. UltraPro Satin and UltraPro Gloss have the look and feel like a photo lab print. They are a bit thicker than standard poster papers. For this reason, use a bit more care when rolling poster prints made on these papers. A big benefit is that glossy and satin paper withstand handling better than other types of inkjet paper.

68lb. UltraPro Satin ® 4.0

UltraPro will capture the true depth and range of colors in your photography, and lets your inkjet printer perform to its maximum potential.

  • Satin Texture: Medium
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 68lb (270gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4mil

68lb. UltraPro Gloss ®

The top selling gloss, UltraPro looks and feels like traditional photo lab glossy paper.

  • Surface: Mirror smooth glossy
  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 68lb (270gsm)
  • Thickness: 10.4 mil

Matte Poster Papers

Many posters are suited to Matte inkjet papers. Matte papers have have very little if any reflection. They are coated so they can produce sharp details and bright bold colors.

Our recommended matte papers range from photo weight down to medium-light weight. They are all easily rolled and withstand handling fairly well. This type of inkjet paper is not intended for outdoor display.

60lb. Polar Matte

For posters where you need that extra weight and thickness, 60lb. Polar Matte is your choice. This Archival Matte 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. For posters with heavy ink coverage, you should consider thicker papers.

  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 60lb 230gsm
  • Thickness: 10 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

47lb. Premium Matte

The "perfect" poster weight paper, 47lb. Red River Premium Matte has a smooth, bright white finish that produces brilliant color and sharp detail on any printer.

  • Paper Tone: Bright White
  • Paper Weight: 47lb (176gsm)
  • Thickness: 8.5 mil
  • Reverse Side: Plain paper

Paper for Fine Art Posters

These photographic fine art inkjet papers are made of 100% cotton and have a premier quality look and feel. Our fine art inkjet papers are museum grade and are acid free, lignin free, chlorine free, buffered, and coated with quality inkjet coating.

Aurora Art Natural

Made using fine 100% cotton rag content, Aurora Natural offers the look and feel of fine art paper.

  • TEXTURE: Very lightly textured "hot press" paper
  • Paper Tone: Warm Tone
  • Paper Weight: 64lb (250gsm)

Aurora Art White

This Aurora features a brighter white shade for crisp color tones, semi-smooth surface, an acid-free base stock and coating.

  • TEXTURE: Very lightly textured "hot press" paper
  • Paper Tone: White
  • Paper Weight: 64lb (250gsm)