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Compare Red River Photo Satin Luster Pearl Papers

Comparison of Red River Paper brand satin / luster inkjet papers.

Surface texture comparison

Each paper has a slightly different e-surface texture depth. The photos below try to illustrate the differences; each photo was converted to black and white to help enhance the texture of each paper. The more pronounced the texture surface and depth, the more you will be able to see the texture when viewing the print up close; at long distances, the texture is not observable. Generally, more texture means less reflection and glare. Papers with shallow surface texture, such as Arctic Polar Satin, are still much less glossy than gloss papers.

UltraPro Satin 4.0®Arctic Polar Satin®
Arctic Polar Luster®Palo Duro Satin®

Paper Details Comparison

Paper NameUltraPro Satin®Arctic Polar Satin® Palo Duro Satin® Arctic Polar Luster®
QualityAs good as major retail brandsBetter than retail brandsBetter than retail brandsExceeds lab quality
Weight270 gsm (68lb)255 gsm (66lb)255 gsm (66lb)300 gsm (75lb)
Thickness10.4 mil10.4 mil10.4 mil11.8 mil
Paper ShadeBright white (cool tone)Bright white (cool tone)Bright white (warm tone)Bright white (cool tone)
Printer CompatibilityUniversalUniversalUniversalUniversal
Print on BackNoNoNoNo
Markings on BackNoNoNoNo
Water Resistant?YesYesYesYes


Ink explanation notes:

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