At Jack’s Gallery, we offer
- Free Estimates
- Art Consulting
- Corporate Consulting
- Framed Art For Sale in Each Gallery
- Custom mirrors & 1 hour framing available
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-free.
– Cotton, Linen, paper, silk, metallic
– Embossed and textured mats (Acid/Lignin-free)
– Multiple opening mats