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Crescent Select Conservation Solids are made from wood pulp fibers that have been chemically treated to eliminate the acids and lignins that normally degrade artwork and matboards.
Each of these 4-ply and 8-ply mats have a solid color throughout and are color matched for maximum versatility and usability. The color palette ranges from a vibrant, clean Vivid White to the natural warmth of Cream to the richness of Deep Black. Crescent Select Conservation Solids are acid-free, lignin-free, and made from 100% alpha-cellulose fibers.
Made in the USA.
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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from Wellesley Island NY
Comments about Crescent Select Conservation Solids Matboard:
I use white, off white, light grey for framing watercolors. I also use the 2 ply version for backing. It is museum grade quality so the ctu edges do not turn dark.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Palm Desert
Not enough color choices
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Best deal on Matboard
By Matt C
from Mechanicville, NY
I use the matboard as backing for mated pictures. It's good matboard. The site I was planning to buy from required I buy at least 10 of them. I bought 5 on blick and saved a lot of money. It's just matboard, but a better deal.
Professional Look, Awesome Price
By Roberto Liera
from Oxnard, CA
We wanted to use 8-ply boards for this project. Not only we got a great price, but the look obtained is amazing. The 8-ply provides such a nice framing that our photos could be hanging on a gallery! They are very sturdy and will not bend so you can use them on large pieces like our 20x30's. Given the amount og boards that you can cut and re-cut, we figured out that 4-ply vs 8-ply on small pieces would only make a difference in cost of about $2 per piece. Use them to give a professional look to you art. Remember, these are very hard to cut, so you need to have an 8-ply cutter (you can order from BLICK (item #17190-5000) otherwise you will bend and damage your regular cutting blades. Very glad to receive my boards in perfect condition on a double wall box, no dented corners and all 100% usable. Very happy!
Great quality, price and service
Great to get color thru mat without needing a mortgage!
from Syracuse NY
Blick does an great job of packaging the large sheets of matboard to get the product delivered in excellent condition. I've never had a problem with my orders.
Foolproof Packaging and Fast Shipping!
from duluth, mn
I know its just cardboard but if it isn't handled right it becomes useless. Blick shipping knows how to handle matt board correctly, it came to me quickly and in perfect condition.
Crescent 8 ply will set you apart
from Richmond VA
Few methods can really step up your framing like the use of 8 ply conservation board. The crisp deep bevel whispers quality. It takes a good sharp blade and considerable skill to master, but the effort is worth it. Crescent 8 ply from Blick's is affordable and well packaged to avoid damage. Highly recommended.
from Alexandria, VA
The mat board is excellent quality, but the most impressive thing about the order was the superb way the board was packaged. I was afraid the corners and edges would be damaged in transit causing waste. I needed the full sheet. The piece was so well wrapped there was no damage at all. I couldn't have gotten a piece home from a brick and mortar store in such great shape!
Fast efficient service!
from Fort Pierce,Fl. 34951
I have dealt with Blicks for some time now and find staff very helpful and efficient. They stand behind their products even when product is damaged in shipping.I buy with confidence from Blicks!
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