Need Mat Color Samples?
The following matboard sample packs include 2"x5" inch sample mat board pieces of all colors available for the type of matting specified.
Bainbridge 8-ply Alpharag mat board is the thickest and highest grade of archival image preservation that money can buy (most other companies’ 8-ply mat looks like 6-ply in comparison).
Bainbridge 8-ply is true museum quality. It is acid free and has the Bainbridge Artcare treatment, and is the highest quality mat board available.
Bainbridge Alpharag Features:
* The Bainbridge Artcare™ process proactively traps and neutralizes pollutants and acid by-products that can damage artwork.
Frame Destination carries a variety of high quality, full-sheet uncut mat board, pre-cut mat board and custom mat board to go with your custom-sized pictures.
Uncut blank mat board does not have any window for displaying the artwork. Uncut mat board is for those cutting their own mats, or those needing matboard to mount their artwork. Here you can order uncut or blank mat board for any size frame. These are solid sheets of matboard that allow you to cut your own window. Great for people that cut their own mats but want to stock the mat board already cut to the frame sizes they require. We offer three different types of mat board: Inexpensive, but non-archival 4-ply Papermat, acid free 4-Ply Bainbridge Alphamat, and 8-Ply Bainbridge Alpharag mat board.
Whether you need a thick photo mat board to add depth to your frame, a picture mat that can help protect your most valuable artwork and antique documents, or a basic picture mat for decorative framing; we have the mat board you are looking for.
We carry three types of Bainbridge mat board: Bainbridge 8-Ply Alpharag, Bainbridge 4-Ply Alpharag, and Bainbridge Alphamat.
About Mat Board
Before reading on, have a look at Frame Destination's "Computerized Mat Board Cutting for Picture Frames Video" on YouTube to learn how we use cutting-edge computerized mat cutting equipment to deliver perfect matboards every time.
Frame Destination offers a unique selection of archival and decorative mat board suitable for all of your matting and framing needs. Mat board protects artwork by separating the glazing from the artwork, which allows air to circulate within the picture frame and prevents the buildup of harmful moisture that can lead to water damage and staining. It is especially important to use a mat when framing photographic art, because the surface of the print can be easily damaged by moisture.
A mat can help shield your artwork from harm that comes from acids. Acid-free products, including mats, are useful in keeping acids away from the artwork's surface, and protect it from staining and other surface damage. In addition, a mat helps to hold down the artwork, keeping it flat and secured in place within the picture frame. Matboard is also used in a decorative sense when framing artwork. Using a colored mat can add depth and enhance the art's look inside the picture frame.
Mat Board Information:
Whether you need a thick photo mat board to add depth to your picture frame, a picture mat that can help protect your most valuable artwork and antique documents, or a basic picture mat for decorative framing, Frame Destination has the mat board you are looking for.
The Alpharag and Alphamat matboard meet the following specifications:
Important information about our Mat Openings