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Charles T. Ozmun founded the Chicago Matboard Company in 1902, centering on hand-mounting theatre posters. The company expanded as art boards came into demand in a variety of industries. In the 1950s, the company became Crescent because colored mat board samples were often cut in the shape of Crescent moons.

Today, Crescent serves the framing, commercial art, fine art, and photography markets. Crescent's innovation and stringent quality standards keep the Crescent product line in demand throughout the world.

Crescent strives to be the innovative global leader in converted paperboard and associated products by exceeding customer expectations. The Crescent commitment to quality products, to its employees, and to its customers around the world remains unwavering.


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  • Crescent Art Boards
    Crescent Art Boards

    Crescent's most recent addition to their art board line include Mixed Media, Collage, Canvas and Marker boards. All boards are acid free, rigid and extremely durable. They are an excellent choice for all media and will stand up to a wide variety of applications and techniques.

  • Crescent Graffiti Paper
    Crescent Graffiti Paper

    Graffiti Paper is the new landscape for urban art; it's especially designed for spray paint and markers. The large rolls allow you to create big pieces for any wall, and you can take your work with you to different locations. It can be used for finished work, laying out designs, sketching ideas or practicing murals. Your markers and paint won't feather or bleed, so you can get crisp, clean lines.

  • Crescent Matboards
    Crescent Matboards

    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.

  • Crescent RagMat Matboard
    Crescent RagMat Matboard

    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.

  • Why Choose a High Quality Matboard
    Why Choose a High Quality Matboard

    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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