Keep in mind that you might want to crop sections of the work
The inner dimensions or window of the mat board should be 1/2 to 1/4 inches less than the dimensions of your piece of art. This provides a surface to which the work can be taped or glued.
For instance, a 5 x 7 photo ought to have a window that measures about 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches.
Along with custom-cut mat board, REDIMAT offers a variety of outside dimensions for most of its precut mat board sizes. Some works may benefit from a wide border, while others may simply get lost.
You might also want to consider these other matting options:
In double matting, two mats are used, the window opening for the top mat is slightly larger than the bottom mat window. The difference between them is called the reveal. Our standard size double mats have a reveal that is 1/4" all around but with any custom matting the reveal can be larger or smaller
Price is twice that of the single mat board pricing found on any mat board material page.
Triple matting uses three mats to accent your art or photography.
Price is three times that of the single mat board pricing.
With bottom weighting, the border is wider on the bottom than the top, which can look quite nice.
Price is the single mat board pricing.
Different pieces of art require different grades of mat board. An inexpensive snapshot will benefit from standard economy mat board (paper) while an important family heirloom deserves nothing less than museum-grade mat board 100% Cotton RagMat board.
Affordable paper mat boards come in an exciting range of decorative colors and styles.
An elegant, refined 100% virgin alpha-cellulose mat board offering archival protection at a much discounted price.
Backing boards or mounting boards go behind the piece of art to offer support to the mat board and the art. REDIMAT offers an extensive variety of sizes in foam core (archival acid-free or standard craft grade), museum grade rag and economy acid-free boards. Also, available in solid black mounting boards, and black foam boards.
REDIMAT sells acid-free, archival adhesives for matting as well as archival crystal Clear Bags for protecting and displaying artwork. Clear Bags come in a whide selection of sizes to fit most any matting project. Choose from Body Closure style (100pkg) or Tradition Style (25pkg and 100pkg
REDIMAT offers bulk discounts on orders with as few as six mat boards (same color, same size). Plan ahead and save.
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We offer our all of our mat board products in the most popular picture and frames sizes including several harder to find square picture sizes. The chart below is a guide to matching your artwork with the perfect matting.
Be sure to check out our full line of bulk pre cut matting from our Economy, Convervation and Museum RagMat or discounted Show Kit offerings. You can also easily create custom mat sizes in any material.