Metropolitan provides custom cut mats as well as sized mat boards, backing boards, and acrylic to frame your photographs and works on paper. We provide an online configurator to calculate sizes as well as online framing advice and videos. Although the all can be purchased separately, it is most economical to order when ordering your joined frames because they will fit in the frame box and not incur additional shipping charges.
CUSTOM CUT RAG MATS AND SIZED MAT BOARDS
Metropolitan carries Rising Museum Boards. They are made to the strictest standards and have been approved by the Library of Congress and exceed the mat board standards set by the Fine Art Trade Guild. They are available in 4 and 8 ply thicknesses and are made of 100% cotton which is naturally lignin-free. The boards are made with a minimum pH of 7 and is acid-free. No alum is used in the entire paper making process. The boards are buffered with a minimum 3% calcium carbonate as required by the U.S. Library of Congress to protect the board from hostile environmental factors. Mats are available in white, warm white, antique white, and polar white. Click to learn more about matting materials.
Metropolitan carries a variety of archival backing boards – acid free foamboards, Heritage archival corrugated boards, and coroplast. All come in different depths to accomodate the different depths of artwork framing packages. To learn more about the conservation qualities of each visit our�framing advice section.
Metropolitan offers regular acrylic in .100 and .125 depths and an OP3 version in .125 depth for filtering out ultra violet light. All are custom sized for your artwork and paper masked for protection. Although the acrylic can be purchased separately, it is most economical to order when ordering your joined frames because they will fit in the frame box and not incur additional shipping charges. Click to learn more about glazing materials.