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Precut, Archival 100% Cotton mats and Archival Alpha Cellulose mats in white and black core. These are the finest quality mats. Manufactured to the highest archival standards when simply "Acid Free" will not do. What makes them Archival?  They are Acid -Free, they are Lignin-Free (the property in mats that creates the acid), they are made of 100% virgin pulp (no recycled material), they use only Pigmented Dyes (Pigmented dyes resist both bleeding and fading) and they do not use optical brighteners(chemicals used in some standard mats to produce brighter colors but are not allowed in archival mats because they fade over time, causing yellowing of the material).  Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

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PRESERVATION, Cotton, Archival, 8 Ply

An incredible 8-ply 100% Archival Cotton Rag Mat. A huge step up from standarsd 4 ply mats.  The impact on the bevel is even greater than the 100% increase in mat board thickness.  Available in a precut, ready to ship, mat. Buffered with Calcium Carbonate, Standard Cotton Rag, or Unbuffered, Photo Rag.. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.


PRESERVATION, Cotton, Archival, 4 Ply

The best of the best! Cotton is the standard in archival framing, museum framing, preservation framing; it is the best of the best.  Cotton is the only truely "acid-free" mat board. The cotton plant does not have the natural acidity of trees. And, since it is grown as a crop, it is a renewable resource as well. These mats come buffered and unbuffered with calcium carbonate which helps resist acidification from the environment. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

WHITE CORE-Paper Matting (4 ply)

CONSERVATION, White Core, Archival, 4 Ply

GET BLACK MAT WITH WHITE CORE! Alpha Cellulose mats are paper mats that are cleaned and treated to emulate cotton rag standards. Why use Alpha Cellulose? Because they have textures you cannot get through rag and you can have mats that have a black top color and a white core or a white top color with a black core. Because of the way they are made, cotton rag mats are the same color on the top, middle and bottom. Conservation mats have been treated to remove the acid and acid producing properties.  They are buffered to help resist reacidification.  Like all archival quality mats, they use pigmented inks that have a much longer life than water based dyes used in Standard mats.  They are made with 100% virgin Alpha Cellulose...they do not use recycled material. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

Very Thick (8 ply) White Core Archival Mats

CONSERVATION, White Core, Archival, 8 Ply

Very thick, precut mats, 8-ply, Conservation mats produce the drama of our cotton mono-color 8 ply mats in a paper based mat that can have a black mat with a white core, the color of the center of the mat that appears in the 45 degree bevel surrounding the image.  The reverse, is also availablee in our Conservation 4 ply black core mats. 8 ply mats convey a feeling of prestige, impact and luxury. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

Archival Black Core Matting (4 ply)

CONSERVATION, Black Core, 4 Ply

 Fine artwork is all about communicating to the viewer.  But, first you have to get their attention.  Our Black Core Conservation do just that.  Our Black Core Mats give you the ability to have a white mat with a black core or monochromatic black mat with black core that "seals the deal"! Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.


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What are ALPHA CELLULOSE mats?

What are PHOTO MATS?

How are COTTON MATS different than ALPHA CELLULOSE Mats?


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What does BUFFERED mean?


Are the OUTSIDE EDGES of your mats straight cut?

Why would I want different CORE COLORS?

Does it make a difference if I order WHITE OR BLACK CORE?

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