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CONSERVATION, Basic Elements, Archival, 4 Ply

Basic Elements are 100% virgin alpha cellulose, paper, mats that are rated as archival mats, They have been cleaned of acid producing properties and buffered with calcium carbonate.  They are less expensive than other archival mats because they are just slightly thinner, approximately .055 of an inch versus .060.  They also do not include the added Nielsen Bainbridge Artcare® protection of our other archival paper mats.  They are, however, buffered with calcium carbonate that resists reacidification. They get down to "basic" archival protection that will protect your images for many years. Click on image to select mat sizes and colors.

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Value Line Archival Conservation Mats

Basic Elements are 100% virgin alpha cellulose, paper, mats that are rated as archival mats, They have been cleaned of acid producing properties and buffered with calcium carbonate.  They are manufactured as paper mats with a white core with paper attached to the top that provides the mat color and paper attached to the opposite side as backing. Like all archival mats, Basic Elements use pigmented inks rather than water based inks used in Standard mats.  Pigmented inks give greater protection against fading of the top, face, color.  The mat board is approximately .055 thick, "4 ply", and is available "in-stock" in Gallery White on white core and Black on white core.  Additional colors are avilable through our Custom section.  The Value Line mats are great mats and are our least expensive archival mats.

No Window Basic Elements

"Basic Elements" 4 Ply Mat Blanks

Use our "no window" mats for mounting of images directly on top of the mat board.  This is called "floating the image".  Or, cut your own custom sized windows when you need less than 10.  Regardless, you are putting your images in a strong, safe environment that will last for decades.

 


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