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See your mats with your artwork before you order

See your creativity come alive in our custom mat board builder. Play around to find the perfect mat board for your artwork.

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A little about us

Mat boards at a fair price. Manufactured and inspected in-house so we can offer competitive prices without sacrificing quality.

We’ve been in business for over a decade now helping artists and photographers hang their shows and art enthusiasts beautify their home. 

This isn’t to say we’re perfect. To offer the prices we do and quality of mat boards we have, it’s impossible for us to manufacture every color under the sun. 

We do carry some Crescent Berkshire White Core mats to add some more variety. They're the same quality—acid-free, white core, fade and bleed resistant—but slightly more expensive. Still not a ginormous selection of colors, but we like to think we offer a nice balance between price, quality, and selection.

For archival options, we carry Peterboro conservation mats (90% alpha cellulose, lignin-free, acid-free).

We always believed custom matting and framing should be simple. So that’s what we set out to do. From choosing your mat/frame to ordering and processing, framing and matting your art has never been easier. 

The process

See before you buy

Play in our mat builder above to visualize your artwork with different colors or customizations to create the perfect mat board.

State of the art mat cutters

Clean precise cuts guaranteed with computerized Gunnar AiOX mat cutters—the best in the industry.

Free shipping + flat rate shipping

Free shipping for all orders over $100. All orders qualify for flat rate shipping of 9.95.

Safe and secure shipping

We take special care to make sure your order arrives in pristine condition. First, each order will be carefully stretch-wrapped to seal it off from dust and moisture.


Then your order will be placed in a reinforced box lined with rails and spacers. Bumps and bruises will be absorbed by the box and not your order.

What you can expect

Customer Service

For any questions you may have, friendly customer service reps are available just a quick email or phone call away.

Processing time

Almost all orders are shipped out in 2 business days. Orders are generally shipped out the same business day, and almost always by the next business day.

Replacements

We’ll take care of you. If your order doesn’t arrive the way it was supposed to, let us know and we’ll work on a replacement for you. Refunds are not offered as these are custom products.

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  • Do you offer quantity discounts?

    Yes. For a complete view, please click the info button next to "each."

  • Are these mat boards acid-free?

    Every mat we sell has been buffered to a neutral pH. This way your art/print will be protected for longer.
  • Why is there a a quantity minimum for over-sized mat boards?

    To keep our prices low, we have a quantity minimum for mat boards larger than 16x20. If your mat board size is 16x20 or lower, there is no quantity minimum.
  • How long will it take for my mats to arrive?

    Your order will be shipped the same day (usually) if the order has been placed before 1:00 PM Pacific Time.

    If, for some reason, your order can not be shipped within 2 business days, we will contact you by email immediately to inform you of your expected shipping date. If you are not satisfied with the expected shipping date, you may cancel your order with no obligation. Please allow up to 5-6 additional business days for your order to arrive at your door.

    Generally, shipments to NYC take just 5 business days while shipments to Los Angeles take 1-2 business days.

  • Do you expedite shipping?

    If your order is placed before 1 PM PST, your order will usually be shipped out on the same day. For expedited shipping, please contact us.
  • Do you ship to Military or P.O. Box Addresses?

    Please email us (matboardcenter@gmail.com) with your order, as shipping prices will vary. Or you can fill out our contact form here.
  • Do you ship to Alaska, Hawaii, or the US Virgin Islands?

    Contact us with your order. You can email us at matboardcenter@gmail.com or call us at 844-299-1500.

    We are open 9 AM - 5PM PST.

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally at this time.
  • How do I choose the best mat for me?

    Choosing the best mat depends on your needs and conditions. Here is a helpful mat board guide we wrote to help.
  • What is mat burn?

    Mat burn is irreversible damage on your artwork that is caused by acid leaked by the mat board. Mat burn can take years to develop (depending on humidity and exposure to sun light), but it is quite an unpleasant surprise.

    Imagine looking up one day to find your favorite piece vandalized by a hazy brown border and there is nothing you can do about it.

    That’s why it’s important to do your due diligence before it happens. That way your work stays in perfect condition for years to come.

    Acid-free mat boards help stave off mat burn for years (or even decades depending on how it is stored. For complete protection from mat burn, please take a look at our conservation mats.

  • Do all mats have a bevel cut?

    Yes, all your mats will have a bevel cut with a clean finish.
  • How accurate are the colors in the mat builder.

    We strive to show you the mat colors as accurately as possible. But due to individual monitor settings, how it looks on your screen might look slightly different from how it looks in real life.

    We do offer a catalog, so if you'd like to see in person before placing your order, please request a catalog here. Alternatively, you can email us at matboardcenter@gmail.com

  • Do you offer mat boards with multiple windows?

    Yes. For multiple windows or custom shapes (ovals, triangles, etc), please contact us.
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