In the custom framing process, there’s a great deal of focus on selecting the perfect frame to complement a cherished work of art or photography—but equally important is an element that may not always get the attention it deserves: the mat board.
Peterboro Soft Cream Museum 8 Ply Mat Board
This smooth 8-ply mat is a light cream color with a continuous core. Peterboro Museum mats are made from 100% pure cotton pulp, featuring top-to-bottom cotton fiber for extra strength and rigidity.
When it comes to framing your precious artwork or photography, choosing the best framing materials to support its overall presentation is essential. Custom framing options, particularly those available online, can span a wide array of options—making it difficult to determine which ones are the right choice for your framing needs and preferences. One easy way to overcome this challenge is by ordering samples of the various framing materials you’re considering.
From simply separating a piece of art from the frame’s glazing or creating a transition between the work and the frame, to highlighting specific colors and visual elements, playing with proportions or coordinating with current decor, the use of mat boards spans a variety of functions. Mat boards are utilized with many different types of framing projects, and their artistic applications have expanded and evolved over time. Let’s explore these trends as well as their impact on current offerings and how you can leverage them to enhance your framed art and photography.
Because we deeply understand museums’ attention to quality, presentation, preservation, value, precision sizing and ease of application, we recommend these seven top custom framing products for museum-quality applications.
From museum professionals and artists to art collectors and beyond, anyone serious about displaying and protecting artwork and other valuable pieces knows that preservation quality matters. It’s one of the many reasons why American Frame proudly partners with Peterboro Matboards, a highly experienced innovator in mat board production.
When displaying multiple pieces in a single framing treatment, multi-opening mat boards can be customized and sized to your exact specifications.
The best matboard for your framing project? Peterboro museum matboard, of course.
Mat board made of cotton – “rag” board – is multiple layers, or plies, of cotton board that have been color dyed and combined in 4-ply, or 8-ply versions.
Custom mats for frames aren't always needed, but they're always worth serious consideration.