Standard Mats

Standard Mats

High quality, acid-free Crescent® brand mat board that provides the aesthetic and design benefits of a bright-white bevel. 4-ply (approx .050" thick). Two Black Core (black beveled edge) color options also available. Mats are listed by Outside Dimension (frame size), not photo size. Bulk Discount Pricing Available - click on a product to view discounts.

 

!! We only source the best quality materials from industry leading paper manufacturers. No cheap generic imports.

 

RECOMMENDED FOR:  Decorative framing and general presentations, open end reproductions and posters and decorative art. Suitable for most everyday matting and framing needs.

 

  • 100% recycled core board materials
  • Surface papers made with environmentally-friendly colorants
  • All components laminated with natural, environmentally-sound starch adhesive
  • Made in the U.S.A.

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Matboards can be categorized into three basic levels:

 

Acid-Free (our Standard Mats)

Acid-free quality matboards are buffered with calcium carbonate to make them pH neutral, acid-free. Over time, lignin breaks down and creates new acid. Protective lifespan up to 10 years. Suitable for most everyday matting needs.

 

Acid-Free & Lignin-Free (our Conservation Mats)

Acid and lignin are removed creating a purified paper and buffered with calcium carbonate to keep them pH neutral and safe for art. Protective lifespan for many decades. Meets all Conservation quality standards set by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Suitable for limited edition prints, valuable documents, art of personal or monetary value.

 

RagMat Museum ('Archival' - we do not currently carry RagMat Museum mats)

Museum mat boards are made of cotton which is naturally acid-free and lignin-free so it starts and stays pH neutral and safe for art. Meets all standards for Museum quality as set by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Lifetime of protection. Suitable for valuable works of original art, historic documents, artwork/photography that must be preserved at museum grade level.