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Standard acid neutral, buffered, precut mats available in Tru-White™ and Black Cores. Our Tru-White™ Core is not only Acid-Free, they are Lignin-Free JUST LIKE ARCHIVAL MATS.  Lignin is the property of paper mats that creates the acid!  These precut / photo mats are buffered with calcium carbonate to fight acidity. Perfect when archival mats are not necessary. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

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TRU-WHITE™ CORE (4 ply) MAT BOARD

STANDARD, Tru-White™ Core, Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, 4 Ply

Our Best Seller.  Our best value. Tru-White™ core mats are our Standard mat.   Unlike many other mats called "Standard" that are really economy mats, our Tru-White™ core mats are not only "acid-free"; they are lignen free like Archival Conservation mats. Lignin is the ingredient in wood fibre that causes acid. If not removed, acid-neutral or acid-free mats are simply mats that will develop acid in a relatively short time. They are not considered archival mats because they use less expensive water based inks instead of pigmented inks for the face color, use optical brighteners to make colors look "brighter" and contain some recycled material, about 15%.  Tru-White™ gives you quality and value. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

TRU-WHITE™ CORE (7 ply) MAT BOARD

STANDARD, Tru-White™ Core, Acid-Free, Lignin-Free, 7 Ply

Our best-selling matboard in an impressive and dramatic 7 ply mat thickness.  The deep 45 degree bevel will attract attention whether at a show or in your home or gallery.  And, our Tru-White™ core 7 ply is both acid free and lignin free like archival mats.  What is lignin?  Buying "acid-free" mats that are not lignin free is like creating an image on paper that will soon deteriorate.  Lignin is the property of paper mats that create the acid.  Neutralizing the acid with buffering at manufacture may allow a mat board to test "acid-free" but the acid comes back.  Try our impressive, acid free and lignin free Tru-White™ 7 ply. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

 

BLACK CORE (4 ply) MAT BOARD

STANDARD, Black Core, Acid-Free, 4 Ply

BLACK BEVEL AROUND WINDOW! Get the black core look in acid neutral, standard core. Sharp contrast of black on white or the great look of black on black core. Add drama to your image. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

 


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