Would you like your 4-ply rag mat board to have a reverse bevel?
Like many professions there is more to framing than meets the eye. If you are interested in learning more about matting and the terminology, we have composed some useful terms. If you rather leave that to us, that is fine too!
The thickness of a standard rag mat. It is also comparable in thickness to most other matboards.
A double thick mat
The mats called acid-free have been purified to neutralize the acidity. Although this is good, this type of mat is not a substitute for rag or alpha-cellulose mats when you want to adhere to conservation standards.
When the window is cut into the mat, the blade cuts at an angle, exposing part of the mat’s core.
When the border beneath the art is wider than the border above and beside it.
When the mat borders above and below the art are wider than the borders on either side.
A mat that has a fabric surface instead of the typical paper surface.
A narrow moulding used as an accent. Fillets can be placed inside mat openings or in the lip of frames.
Used to surround many prints, photos, certificates, etc., a mat border provides a visual resting spot between the art and everything around it, making it easier to view the art.
Mat Opening/Mat Window
A hole cut into the mat so the art will be visible through it
The lowest quality of mat. It is more susceptible to discoloration and it can accelerate the deterioration of the art.
When a mat is cut so the beveled edge does not show