A mat board, made from a cardboard-like material, is something that goes between the glass of your frame and your artwork. Framing 4 Yourself offers a variety of Crescent and pre-cut mat boards in different colors to protect the memories you cherish while displaying your photos with pride.
We have the right mat board for your project, whether it’s displaying your child’s first drawing or commemorating your wedding day.
WHAT DO MAT BOARDS DO?
Mat boards serve two purposes:
- 1. Mat boards protect your art, photography, and sketches from moving or warping over time.
- 2. Mat boards provide your art with an exquisite touch making any frame look museum quality.
Framing 4 Yourself’s collection of mat boards ranges from at-home projects to museum-quality preservation products.
Keep your memories protected and preserved with the right mat board.
FRAMING 4 YOURSELF’S MAT BOARDS
Our collection of mat boards offers the perfect solution whether you’re an amateur or professional framer.
Framing 4 Yourself only sells the highest quality mat boards from Crescent in hundreds of colors and styles.
CRESCENT SELECT FULL-SIZE SHEETS
Featuring a distinctive but understated etched surface and white alpha-cellulose core and backing, acid-free and lignin-free, Crescent Select 4 Ply mat board is fade and bleed resistant.
It is perfect for artists looking to upgrade their framing to conservation quality while not breaking the bank with an economical price.
CRESCENT DECORATIVE (REGULAR) MAT BOARD
The Crescent Decorative (Regular) mat board is a 4-ply (regular) thickness board with a light cream core. They are made of wood pulp paper buffered with calcium carbonate to slow the potential damage caused by acids and lignin dramatically.
Highly fade- and bleed-resistant, Crescent Decorative Mat Boards reflect the latest trends in colors, textures, and patterns in the home decor and art worlds.
CRESCENT MUSEUM RAG 100 MAT BOARD
Are you looking to preserve your most precious, priceless art pieces? Then you’ll want to pick up Crescent Museum Rag 100 Mat Board as it’s one of the few mat boards that meets the standards of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Trade Guild, Professional Picture Framers of America, and more.
Made from 100% virgin cotton-cellulose fiber, these mat boards are perfect for preserving valuable art originals, limited edition prints, or any artwork that demands the best matting.
DO I NEED A MAT BOARD?
If you want to maintain, preserve, and protect the art pieces, you’re framing, choosing the right mat board is necessary. If you don’t have a mat board, you risk color fading, paper warping, and other environmental damage to your art pieces.
WHAT MAT BOARD SHOULD I BUY?
Depending on the artwork you’re framing, different mat boards are better suited for the job. We can break down mat boards into three categories: decorative, conservation, and museum-quality. Let’s help identify which one works best for your project.
DECORATIVE MAT BOARDS
Offered in various colors and styles, decorative boards are best for at-home beginner framers. These mat boards are highly fade and bleed-resistant and provide a 5- to 25-year life expectancy.
Decorative mat boards are perfect for certificates, awards, promotions, events, art prints, and other everyday projects.
CONSERVATION MAT BOARDS
With a life expectancy of 50-150 years, conservation mat boards are best used for original work, fine art prints, and other valuable papers. Relatively inexpensive, these mat boards work well with art reproductions as well.
If you want to spice up the quality of your framing projects, conservation mat boards offer the next level of protection and preservation you’re looking for.
MUSEUM-QUALITY MAT BOARDS
Museum-quality mat boards are cotton-based rag mat boards. Depending on the manufacturer, these mat boards may last hundreds of years, making them the ideal choice for preserving valuable art originals, limited edition prints, or any artwork needing protection.
Because of their higher price point, museum-quality mat boards should only frame valuable, archived, or displayed-indefinitely art pieces.
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