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Add a dramatic black bevel to your mat designs! Crescent Black Core cuts cleanly, with no rub-off. The surface is made of the same high-quality, bleed and fade resistant paper as regular boards. The backing paper and the black core are acid-free.
Individual boards are 4-ply, and measure 1/16" (1.6 mm) thick. Sheet sizes are 20" × 32" (51 cm × 81 cm) and 32" × 40" (81 cm × 102 cm). Some colors are only available in one of the two sizes.
Crescent Regular Matboard is suitable for the vast majority of matting and framing applications. Where archival quality is needed, for fine art originals, valuable documents, limited edition prints and photos, and so forth, we recommend an archival grade such as Crescent Museum Grade Matboard.
We have arranged Crescent Regular Surface Matboard by color groups. If you are looking for particular color numbers, it may be easier to locate them using our All Colors page.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
® Crescent is a registered trademark.
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Looks very sharp.
from Whidbey Island, Washington State
Comments about Crescent Black Core Matboard:
I have been using the gray with black core mat board in place of cutting both a black mat and a gray mat for my ink drawings. The black core gives a very sharp delineation on the 45degree cuts. I've purchased it three times now, and expect to continue buying this product. The variety of grays with black core is a very nice selection.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great value black mat
from Baton Rouge,LA
I'm matting a print commemorating the 2016 Epic Flood in Louisiana.
This is a great product. I would freely recommend it.
from Little River,ca
I use this product for matting paintings. I love the black core; it gives the painting a dramatic look.I do wish I could get this type of mat board in conservation quality.
from Redding, CA
I'm a new customer. Very pleased with my order, great products and packing, will definitely buy from again.
By Hurricane Mathew Survivor
from Hilton Head Island, SC
Black core mats make the art wok look so much better than white mat borders.Side note: I was concerned that Hurricane Matthew would mean that I couldn't receive the black core mats for weeks. Blick Art Materials came through by delivering through wind, rain & a hurricane. I can now get back to painting!
I love this Black Core Mat Board!
from Livonia, MI
The quality of this Black Core Mat Board is what I would expect to get.The price is not inexpensive, but I can get a great variety of colors with Blick over the two colors that I can find locally. The price is similar except for once a month when I can get it on sale locally for about a dollar less. But only in those two colors. I do my own framing and like a good variety of colors.
from Sacramento, CA
My father recommended I pre-purchase my mat board for some art he gave me since it is a standard item. Since he uses dickblick.com all the time I already knew the item would be good quality for good value. I must confess I was concerned about how something so thin and delicate would arrive safely. I was super impressed by the packaging! I will order with complete confidence in the future. Thank you for great service!
By ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER
from TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP PA
I MAKE MY OWN BARN BOARD FRAMES. I DOUBLE AND TRIPLE MAT MY PHOTO'S. THE BLACK CENTER CORE GETS MANY GOOD COMMENTS. REALLY SETS THE FOCUS ON THE PRINTS. NO BODY IN MY AREA IS PRESENTING THEIR WORK THIS WAY.
Would purchase again, as affordable suppliers are limited
from Huntersville NC
As black core mat boards go, the purchased supply is usable, dependable and nice. I have, however, purchased better quality ones before that were a bit thicker and more solid. Still, for the price, this is solid. I use the black core mat boards to frame my sumi-e artwork. Because the medium requires using very thin rice paper, it is imperative that I have a solid mat board to rely upon to brace my art. I would not mind having ones that are thicker because of this, but for the price, I cannot complain.
Great for documents
Great look with documents. The black edge really brings out lettering.
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