It is a laminated paper for printing digital photos that gives images a silvery metallic 3D appearance. The distinctive appearance of the prints is due to a shimmer in the paper and a high gloss finish. It is used in professional photographers' studios for portraits, wedding mementos and commercial images.
You can tell that a paper is metallic if it is silver or it is gold in color. It will have a shiny quality to it. It will have some lustre in it. It will be more of a revolutionary type of color than anything else. It is usually used in art classes.
I is ink jet paper that metallic is made of laminated layers of thin film it is used for professional photography, for bright beautiful images. They are difficult to find they are only for ink jet printers.
It's an ink jet paper that looks metallic (skinny kind of like a mirror) that you can print photos on with an ink jet printer. They are a little difficult to find, ussually you can find them on the Internet.