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Crescent Select Matboards are made from alpha-cellulose wood pulp fibers that have been chemically treated to eliminate the acids and lignins that normally degrade artwork and matboards.
Intended for minimum levels of conservation framing and as an alternative to non-conservation matting, Crescent Select Alpha-Cellulose Matboards are ideal for fine art prints, photos, documents, and limited editions. The 4-ply matboards are acid-free and lignin-free, with fade-resistant, bleed-resistant surface papers, with bright white cores and backing.
These matboards are identical to Crescent Select Matboards, with deep black cores and backing.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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.
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® Crescent is a registered trademark.™ Crescent Select is a trademark.
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Exactly what I needed
By Art On The Water
from Tekonsha, MI
Comments about Crescent Select Alpha-Cellulose Matboard:
I was so happy to receive the exact color matboard I needed. Sometimes it's hard to tell via computer screen the color you need, versus the color you receive. This was PERFECT. And the way the matboard was packaged and shipped was incredibly protected and clean. Thanks! #sweepstakes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love this product!
By mat cutter
from St Louis, MO
Allows for a smooth cut.
It's an OK product
Not as good as it used to be. However, a bit hard to tell since it's been a long time between mattings for me. The surface of this product is not as smooth or dense as expected or remembered. But it's OK.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Very nice and clean
By John Boy
from Louisville Ky
They were shipped so well and looked so nice when I got them I felt bad cutting them :)
Great item for displaying art.
from Colorado Springs
This mat board is the best for using with watercolors. Because it is acid free, it will not harm the art. And it sets off the art in a really good way.
By rolling rock
from everett pa
Great matboard, great shipping, save alot and do your own matting
I ordered large sheets for a photography matting project at college. They came very well-packed and protected. No damage in shipping. I've never ordered a similar product, but they are sturdy and of good quality. I've had no trouble with cutting them.
Shipment came through fine, matboards are great!
from Tekwsbury, MA
I matted up my watercolors and my husband matted his photos. They looks great. One thing I like about Dick Blick is the way they pack the matboards. They are well protected from getting the corners bent. Thank - you packers. Part of this shipment was a replacement for some boards that came through dirty and they wouldn't clean up. Thanks for sending replacement quickly.
I matted a photo. The colors were very nice and they enhanced the photo really well. I had hoped they would be a little heavier in weight but my project worked out well regardless.
Mistake in color choice
from Georgetown, Texas
I like the mat boards, however the color of Irish green is a bit too bright. I will cut them for the inner mat of double matted paintings. The color is too garish otherwise.
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.
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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