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.
Peterboro White Museum 8 Ply Mat Board
This bright white, 8-ply museum mat features a continuous color core. Made from 100% pure cotton pulp, this mat features top-to-bottom cotton fiber to provide extra strength and rigidity. It exceeds the most stringent standards for stability and permanence set by the Professional Picture Framers Association and the Fine Art Trade Guild.
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.
From Porcelain and Pure to Polar, Frost, Ice, Igloo and every tint of white in between, there’s an entire palette of white hues to explore when choosing a mat board for your custom framing project. White may be the most popular shade of matting, but any artist or color professional will tell you that there’s nothing basic about this neutral shade.
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.