Mat Board

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    How to Order Mat Board

    In today's digital world, it’s easy to keep photographs nestled deep within a computer, or stash artwork deep within a closet. This is as true for professional photographers and artists as it is for amateurs. Sometimes, though, we’re compelled to display a really special piece. Maybe it’s...
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    How to Decorate Mat Board

    Mat board serves two main purposes: it protects your artwork — keeping your art from touching the glazing — and provides aesthetic interest, as it provides a neat border around the print or photograph. But picture mat board doesn’t just have to be white, off-white or any other solid color....
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    Designing Custom Mat Boards

    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

    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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    Choosing Mat Board: The Definitive Guide

    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?

    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. (The latter is sometimes called foam core.) Although mat board and mount board both look like thick...
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