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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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Excellent Product, packaging not so good
from Richmond, Virginia
Comments about Crescent RagMat Matboard:
I use Crescent CR1602 (White) matboard almost exclusively for making mats for framed photographic prints. They are the same whether I get them from Dick Blick or elsewhere. Dick Blick has pretty reasonable pricing, and I can't find this exact material that many places. However, their packaging is not good enough to prevent one or more the edges from getting bent, which limits the use of the 32x40 sheets. It prevents me from using the bent edges of the sheet depending on how I size the boards. Better boxes, or increased support for the sides and edges would prevent this. I would recommend this to a friend but inform him or her that there is likely to be some damage in shipping which may or may not allow use of the whole sheets.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By CNY Photographer
from Oneida, NY
Excellent four-ply for mounting and matting artwork - pH neutral and buffered.
Great product to showcase my fine art photography
This is a great product for showcasing my fine art infrared photography. Dick Blick shipped it quickly and took care to package it so that the corners of the matboard would not get dinged.
Crescent Rag mat boards are excellent for my matting needs. Blick's are clean never creased or bent, well packed. They arrive in a timely manner.
My go to mat for years
from Ney York, NY
Been using Cresent for 20 years. Never disappointing. Cuts clean.
Great quality #sweepstakes
High quality mat board, have purchased before and will buy again. #sweepstakes
I use rag mats exclusively !
from Columbus, montana
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.
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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.
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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