Simplest Archival Solution
The highest quality matboard, constructed of 100% cotton fiber
If you are care about your Fine Art Prints, a pure, natural acid free material to preserve your works become crucial. Now you do not need to look elsewhere, we have a simple, easy Archival Solution perfect for you
If framing is not done properly, and sub par materials are used in the framing process, there is an excellent chance that the art or artifact being framed will be damaged over time.
The best mats to use are PURE 100% cotton rag. No wood. No harmful chemicals
- 100% Cotton Fiber
- Solid Color Throughout
- Acid-Free & Lignin-Free
- Buffered to an Alkaline pH
- Fade & Bleed Resistant
- Special Surface Sizing for French Matting
- Meets All Museum Quality Standards set by the Fine Art Traded Guide
- Manufactured in the U.S.A.
Cotton fiber is naturally free of lignin and acids. It contains no alum and no harsh chemicals. and the core and backing of cotton rag are all made from 100% virgin cotton linter pulp. This assures unequaled cleanliness and purity.
Today, virtually all museums and libraries rely on 100% acid-free cotton rag matboard.
Cotton is nature’s purest form of cellulose. It is inherently free of lignin, acid and other non-cellulose contaminants found in wood pulp. Cotton fiber pulp is reliable, sturdy and far superior to bleached, chemically processed wood pulp used to produce other conservation boards. Cotton has a natural, lasting brightness that does not require the high level of bleaching agents typically used to whiten chemically processed wood pulp boards.
There are several categories of mat board and they are all separated by the level of protection offered the art work or artifact being framed. While some say that acidic framing materials should be avoided for all but the most temporary frames, it is not safe to say that all “acid-free” mats are recommended for long term preservation use.