Black mounting board: a visible difference

As picture frame supplies go, mounting board is one of the most functional.
 
It serves as a background for art presented in floating picture frames. Mounting board also works well in shadow boxes holding objects with greater mass than a paper-thin piece of artwork or photography, items such as medals, pocket watches, or coins.
 
If mounting board works behind the scenes to support artwork within a frame, does it really matter what color it is?
 
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Yes.
 
Mounting board serves another purpose. It eliminates the unsightly, makes the visible invisible, acts as a ghosting-buster.   
 
When being framed, some items – including double-sided pieces like newspaper articles and maps – can have a “ghosting” effect, which means the back of the item can be seen from the front.
 
Black mounting board can negate the ghosting effect best of any color.  
 
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At American Frame, we offer Bainbridge® Acid-Free archival mounting board, which features a solid black core and satin black finish on both sides. Its ultra-smooth surface and non-reflective finish is scuff- and scratch-resistant. Like all Bainbridge products, it’s proudly made in Bridgeview, Illinois.
 
For more info on our mounting board options, see this blog post.