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Mats are commonly used for decoration. By choosing the proper mat,
or mats, you enhance the look of your framed piece. We can assist you
in choosing the proper mats that will draw the eye towards the art or a
particular key element of the piece.

In addition to decoration, mats are also used for preservation and
conservation. We carry a large selection of acid-free mats and fabric
mats from
Crescent [RagMat, Museum], “made of strong cotton fibers,
which are naturally free of any chemicals that could harm your artwork

Most importantly, the mat is used to separate the art from the glass,
protecting it from any condensation that can develop on the inside of the
glass and that can easily be transferred onto the artwork. Damages that
may affect your piece include water damage, mold or mildew.

During the
mounting process of your artwork, the mat plays another
major function. While you may find some photographs, or paper item
art, glued onto the backing and therefore preventing anyone in the future
from removing it without damage; at Jack’s Gallery, we use “photo
corners” (4 small triangular pockets into which the corners of the art are
put in) instead of forever gluing them down onto the backing. The mat
will be on top of the art, hiding its corners and holding it in place.

Your piece will be sealed between the mat and the backing, both acid-
We carry a large selection of
rag, silk, suede and linen mats
J A C K ' S   A R T   G A L L E R Y
Custom Framing - Custom Mirrors
Corporate Accounts Welcome
Paintings - Engravings - Plaques
- Cotton, Linen, paper, silk, metallic
- Embossed and textured mats (Acid/Lignin-free)
- Multiple opening mats
Jack's Art Gallery
2855 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
(212) 749-5554
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