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This premium line of matboard has a pure white 100% cotton rag core and backing paper. The colored surface paper is of the finest quality, fade and bleed resistant. Each board is 4-ply, .054"–.058" (approximately 1.4 mm) thick.
Crescent RagMat Matboard is of archival quality, and is recommended for the matting of fine art originals, valuable documents, and limited edition prints and photos.
All components of this matboard are buffered, 100% acid-free and lignin-free.
RagMat Whites — White is the purest and brightest of the RagMat whites. Palm Beach White is roughly halfway between White and Antique White. Antique White has a slight reddish and yellowish cast, but not as strong as Cream.
Tan and Beige Colors — These colors are slightly more red and yellow than the neutral grays. French Buff and Mist are the lightest, while Sand and Sandstone are the darkest and reddest of this series. French Buff is slightly redder than Mist, which is the closest of the Tan and Beige group to a neutral Gray. Sandstone is slightly lighter and redder than Sand. Olde Tan Flannel is also a reddish beige, lighter than Sandstone, but darker than French Buff, and it has a textured surface. Pearl is a more neutral beige, darker than Mist.
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.® RagMat is a registered ttademark.
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I use rag mats exclusively !
from Columbus, montana
Comments about Crescent RagMat Matboard:
I mat my drawings with rag matts as the time it takes (months & months to complete). I also use white matts on framed photos. If you want your art and photos to last you should be using rag matts.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great customer service and product delivery was super fast.
Customer service agent was very knowledgable and helped me get the right products for my project.Thanks!
Great service with efficiency
Dick Blicks quickly replaced items damaged in shipping no questions asked!
Very good packing job
from McMinnville, OR
I use this in the 32 x 40 size if available because you have more options to cut it for different projects. I use it for mats. I am most impressed by the packing job done by Blick, very secure and no edges were damaged in my last order. I cannot say enough about the professionalism of Blick and their employees.
Mat board in perfect condition
By Photo Lady
from Ridgway, Colorado
I am happy to be able to order Crescent may board from Blick. They take care to package it so it does not get ruined in shipping. This means a lot to me because I need the whole board without bent corners!
Classic mat board
from Madison, Wisconsin
The mat board was securely packaged and arrived quickly in perfect condition. Slightly more expensive than other mat board, rag board is the classic, non-distracting backdrop for beautiful original works on paper, photos or prints. Naturally acid-free and slightly sturdier and thicker than other mat board, rag board protects the art and prevents contact between the art and the glass or plexiglass.
Products is great but the service was exceptional.
from Monroe TWP, NJ
There are no difficulties with the product but I must say that Blick's customer service went beyond ones expectation. Great product great service.
Is another good expeerience
I have been using this for sometime now. It is good and reliable. I would not imagine not to use non-rag materials for my artworks for competitions or exhibitions.I would like to comment about Customer Service at Blick. They are really good in communication and follow-ups. They are knowledgeable about what they sell, and willing to help customers. Thanks.
An Great Rag mat and delivered factory fresh.Great shipping!
from Vero Beach, FL
Its all about the shipping when you receive 32" x 40" Mat boards.The package arrived clean and with no apparent damage... GREAT JOB!
Rag Mat board
from Central Oregon - Bend
I use the rag mats when framing my artwork. It's beautiful and archival so it will last and last. I wish the Crescent company would stop putting the barely visible logo on the reverse side, or make it more obvious.
Crescent matboard comes in hundreds of colors, but, besides color, how do you choose which board best fits your needs? Connie presents Crescent's Decorative line, Select line and RagMat line and explains the benefits of each to help you make the right decision for your artwork.
Protect your fine works of art so they will last a lifetime. Crescent RagMat Matboard core and backing are made from 100% cotton which is naturally acid and lignin free. The surface papers are made with quality pigments that are rigorously tested to ensure they are lightfast and colorfast. These boards conform to the highest conservation standards and are the premium choice for artists and framers.
When matting your treasured art pieces, protecting them is just as important as selecting the right color of matboard to enhance their beauty. Connie explains what causes damage to artworks on paper and which matboards can safeguard your art against these elements.
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