Regular mats are used for framing when archival materials are neither needed nor desired. The surface, core, and backing paper are buffered with calcium carbonate to help neutralize the chemicals in mat board. Exposure to acid and lignin will cause yellowing and brittleness in your artwork.
Archival mats are for use when maximum protection is required or desired. Archival mats are acid and lignin free so they will protect your art from ravages of time.
Hand Wrapped Fabric Mats
For something more elegant using, a custom linen or silk wrapped mat is the perfect accent for your artwork. Our hand wrapped mats have a dramatic bevel and have no exposed edges as would be visible with the use of cheaper linen or silk mat boards.
A fillet is an additional decorative accent that can be placed within the edge of the mat or frame. Available in a variety of patterns and widths, a fillet will add more dimension to your framing design.
Not only are there different types of mats, but there are different mat designs as well. Virtually anything is possible. We can create everything from single opening mats to multi-opening mats, single mats to multi mats.
Float & French Float
To accent artwork that has a beautiful edge, a float mount is ideal. Floating is a means of securing artwork on top of a mat so all of the edges of the artwork are visible. A French Float merely adds an additional mat around the float.
Multi-Opening mats are a perfect way to incorporate multiple items into one frame. For example frame your wedding invitation alongside some of your favorite photographs. Any number of openings with any combinations of sizes is possible. If you can think it up we can cut it!
Oval & Circle Opening
We can cut your oval or circle mat opening to your size specifications.
A liner is very similar to matting, but it is a solid wooden structure which does not require any form of glazing. Liners are typically used around canvases. Our liners come in a variety of shapes and widths and are wrapped seamlessly in the fabric of your choice. This means we hand wrap the liner with one piece of fabric, eliminating distracting seams in the corners where the liner is joined together. Also seams cannot shrink like cheaper cut and joined liners can.
A shadowbox is a unique way to preserve and enjoy your favorite objects and collectables. Sports jerseys, plates, scrolls, and any object can be framed in a deep shadowbox. Protected with archival materials and mounting, your item will be safe from dirt, fading, and discoloration over time.