Matting Enhance and Protect
Mat board is a paper or cotton fiber product placed between the glass and the art work providing a boarder that enhances the image while also creating a space between the art and the glass. Matting may be referred to as a surround or a "passe-partout "
Mating is the most customizable portion of the finished product, but thankfully it can also be one of the least expensive elements.
By customization we are referring to:
Sizing: both the opening and the outer sizes
Colors: hundreds of colors to chose from
Core: pulp core, black core, color core and white core for the inside edge of the bevel
Surface Paper and Applications: include standard pigmented paper, suede, leather, grass cloth and a multitude of other finishes.
Layers: mats can be single,double ore even multiple layers, all of which gives different looks.
Special Designs: mats can be cut in interesting shapes, though the typical rectangular is the most common, other shapes include circles, ovals, and a multiple of unique shapes created on a computerized mat cutting system
Finish: can include the bevel cut, a v-groove cut or embossing and many other configurations often for a minimum charge