The other day I received an email from Red River Paper announcing a new type of paper in their line of photographic inkjet papers. Red River makes some great papers but this new one really caught my eye. The name of the paper is Polar Pearl Metallic and, as the name implies, this inkjet paper has that very cool metallic look that you might be used to seeing from Kodak Endura Metallic paper. The thing about the Kodak paper is that it is an RA-4 process paper, which means you will only get it from a photo-finishing lab like MPIX.
The very col thing about Red River paper is that it is made to give that metallic look right from your own inkjet printer. This was extremely intriguing to me because I love the metallic look for some images so I contacted Red River and they were nice enough to send me a sample pack along with some very cool looking printed samples. In fact, I was pleasantly pleased to find that one of the sample images is from my friend Laurie Excell. Hers is the very cool winter image of the thermal pool in Yellowstone.
You can find out more about the Polar Pearl Metallic and all the Red River papers and products at their website (click here).
Anyway, I am really psyched to make some prints with the new Polar Pearl Metallic and I will be reporting back to you on my experience so stay tuned.