mat boards for artists
Make Art, Not Mat Boards
Quality mat boards at a fair price, so artists and photographers have more time doing what they love—creating masterpieces. Play around in our custom mat sandbox below to find the mat board for you.
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Looking for a custom shape? Contact us.
Pur your art's best foot forward with our elegantly cut mat boards.
Smooth beveled edge for a professional finish
Thicker 4-ply (~1/16" or 0.0625" thickness) for more depth and durability
Beautiful white/black core that won't discolor or fade
Acid-free buffered to a neutral pH higher than industry standard—so your art will be protected for longer.
Or conservation lignin-free mats that'll ensure your art lasts for generations
And packaged nice and tight for safe shipping.
Each order is properly layered before they step outside.
First, they are carefully stretch-wrapped.
This prevents dust, moisture, and fingerprints from getting onto your mat boards/frame.
After that, your order is placed into a box lined with rails and spacers.
This way, any bumps and bruises that can happen in transit are buffered by the extra padding and not your order.
One, it provides an aesthetic finish to complement your artwork.
Two, by matting beforehand customers won't have to go through the work themselves.
Customers won't have to go through the hassle of buying the necessary materials, figuring out what mat sizes they need, and learning how to mat and mount. Things that go through their head as they're deciding whether or not to purchase.
Matting makes their decision much easier.
Beyond aesthetics, mat boards serve an important purpose in preserving your artwork.
They provide a necessary buffer from the glass. This helps prevent:
Because they come in many colors, Crescent branded mat boards and our branded mat boards are perfect for decorative framing and craft projects. They are acid-free, white core mat boards which means it'll be years or even decades (depending on how it is stored) before mat burn even sets in.
For true conservation framing which will protect your artwork for generations without any mat burn, please look at our conservation mat boards.
For conservation mats, we supply Peterboro conservation mat boards.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com