“Matting” is the term used to the process of cutting mats in specific sizes. The cuts are usually windows that would border and protect an art item in a frame. We use cotton to prevent the artwork from coming in direct contact with the frame or glass.
We custom cut our mats to the exact size of your artwork and add borders around it. “Weighting” is a style of matting where the bottom border of the mat is at least a half inch wider than the other three sides. You can also choose the “floating” style which is often used when the artwork is more attractive resting on an acid-free mat instead of having its edges covered with a cut window. This style is used when it is more interesting to display aged edges of an artwork such as water colors.
Our matboards come in different thicknesses. Using a thicker mat changes the perception of the piece. It centers the attention onto the art while giving a beautiful bevel around it. You can also use two or more mats of different colors to create a sense of perception and to combine all the materials together – artwork, mats and frame.
We also specialize in Fabric Matting (including: Silk, Linen, and Suede).up to 16 ply matting, bevel accents, and fillets.
Small pictures can be framed together,with multiple windows,