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  • Museum Board is the first choice of framers, museums and conservators for the mounting, matting and preservation of art and precious documents. Museums use Museum Mounting Board for original artwork with various media. Museum Board or Rag is a papermaker's term dating back to the 15th century when cotton rags and trimmings were the principal raw materials used for papermaking. The term continues to be used to describe papers and boards made of 100% cotton fiber.  The Gutenberg Bible, the drawings of Renaissance masters, Shakespeare's first folio, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights exist today because they were printed or penned on cotton fiber paper. Cotton fiber paper is specified for currency, stock certificates and government documents because of its permanence.  Cotton is used to make the finest type of paper and mat boards because it is the purest form of natural cellulose. Rag is strong, requires less processing, has a history of performance and it is an annually renewable resource, making it a better product for our planet. Both Rag and Rag "100" are 100% Cotton Fiber.  The benefits of using Rag Mat are clear:

Pure, natural 100% cotton fiber offers the ultimate in conservation of art on paper.


Naturally Acid and Lignin -Free - All components of Rag Mat Board are completely acid-free and do not contain alum, ligninor pollutants that would degrade artwork..


Buffered with calcium carbonate, resulting in a pH of 8.5 - 9.5 according to independent laboratory TAPPI cold extraction test results.

  • Conservation Board uses alpha-cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber thus it is more economical to manufacture then cotton paper but has the same stable and long-lasting properties. Purified wood pulp paper has a long history of being safe to use with paper artwork, photographs and documents. Board is acid- and lignin-free and uses alkaline or neutral sizing. All boards are buffered with calcium carbonate for added protection from ambient conditions that often cause the pH of paper to decrease with age. Conservation Board offers an affordable alternative for archival display and storage of your artwork.


  • Museum Glass® anti-reflection picture framing glass with Conservation Grade UV Protection is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.  Along with its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer.
    Museum Glass anti-reflection


  • Conservation Clear® picture framing glass offers the highest level of UV protection available in the industry.  Over time exposure to indoor and outdoor UV light rays can contribute to fading and deterioration of art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes. Conservation Clear glass effectively blocks up to 99% of UV light rays to protect against fading and help keep framed pieces brighter, longer. 
    Conservation Clear Glass


  • Reflection Control® glass enhances the beauty of artwork with etched matte-like finish that scatters light to minimize unwanted glare.
    Reflection Control Glass




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