Mat Board

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    Designing Custom Mat Boards

    June 16, 2017
    After spending quite a bit of time mulling over the choice of picture frame, the decision-making seems to be over—until you get to the mat board. While it’s certainly fine to choose the standard white or cream mat board, you can create a truly striking visual effect with the right color and...
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    Cropping vs. Floating Artwork when Using Matboard

    April 24, 2017
    Here we explain the difference between “cropping”, also known as overlapping and “floating” artwork when using a mat board. Many customers have seen both options when viewing other people’s art, but are unsure what application will work best for their own images. When matting artwork, the...
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    The Definitive Guide to Mat Board

    February 21, 2017
    Mat board is an essential part of a proper framing packaging. Most off-the-shelf frames do not include a mat board, allowing the framed photograph or document to rest right against the glazing — causing irreversible damage. Mat boards, however, do more than separate the glazing from the...
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    What’s the Difference Between Mat Board, Mount Board and Foam Core?

    November 21, 2016
    Most people are familiar with the basic components of a framing package, including the frame itself and the glazing. But there’s more to it than that: namely the mat board and mount board, sometimes referred to as foam core. While they both have the appearance of sheets of paper, they serve...
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    White Mat Boards for Picture Frames: Understanding the Differences in Color

    October 13, 2016
    One of the most frequent questions we get is how to tell the difference between our white mat boards. In this post, I’ll explain the basic differences and provide some suggestions as to what types of art look best with each color of mat board. Artists and DIY picture framers use white mat...
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    How Large Should a Frame Mat Be?

    September 22, 2016
    Choosing the right frame mat is just as important to the complete framed look as choosing the frame itself. Choosing the material of your mat is important to art preservation, but things like mat color, how many mats, and how large the mat is have a major impact on the aesthetic of your framed...
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