When you're creating photographs or prints, you might only be thinking about the short-term, and the publications and exhibits you can display them in over the next few months. You might be trying to make a name for yourself in the art world, and having work ready at all times can help you sell and display as often as possible. However, it's important to think long-term and consider how you will archive your excess prints and photos, keeping them protected for years to come. Matboard Plus has pre cut photo mats that are ideal for conservation and archiving, so when someone comes to you in 10 years asking about a specific print, you'll know you have an edition somewhere in your portfolio.
Our Conservation Mats are acid- and lignin-free, meaning that the mats won't cause the paper you're photos are printed on to deteriorate and fall apart. Some portfolio folders and mats can be acid-free, but still contain lignin, which is a natural bonding element in plants, and can give off acids that cause damage to your artwork. If you want your photographs and prints to look the same in 10 years as they do now, it's important to choose the proper conservation mats.
As an artist, you know that you won't be able to display everything you paint, print, or photograph, and it's important to have a well-organized and well-planned archive of work. With pre cut photo mats from Matboard Plus, you can store those pieces that aren't being shown, and maintain their integrity for the day when you need to pull them out to sell or display.