Matboard & Picture Frame Matting Options

Matboard is a key element in custom picture framing. On a practical level it positions and protects, on an artistic level it leads the eye to the art or object in the frame. Different color combinations, border dimensions, and positioning can enhance your artwork and memorabilia in ways you never thought possible.

Framed In Inc., offers a complete range of matboards typically used in the picture framing industry. From the highest quality Cotton Rag, Alpha cellulose, Paper as well as a complete range of Fabric, Textures, Specialities, White and Black core and oversize matboards.



Museum Board – Rising Museum Mounting Board is the first choice of framers, museums and conservators for the mounting, matting and preservation of fine prints and precious documents.

Conservation Board – Rising Conservation Board combines the permanence of our Rising Museum Board with the affordability of a wood pulp board. These acid and lignin-free boards are suitable for both fine art and photographic pieces


AlphaRag Artcare – Made from 100% pure cotton pulp, featuring top to bottom cotton fiber, and subject to the most rigorous quality controls, Alpharag Artcare meets or exceeds all industry standards for paper permanence.

Alphamat Artcare – Offers the most extensive selection of museum-quality preservation boards available today. Featuring the latest colours and a solid white archival core for clean, consistent bevels, Alphamat is fade and bleed resistant with colour consistency for colours that stay true for the life of your art.

Alphamat Artcare Specialities – The most extensive assortment of distinctive surface textures designed to enhance and embellish your creative matting. 100% archival.

Artcare Fabric & Texture – The broadest selection of fabrics, metalics and textures available, featuring unique surfaces and timeless styles on a pure white core.

Papermat – This category of cream core matboard offers an excellent alternative to any picture framing project that does not have a conservation or archival need.


Bainbridge NOVACORE – This is a solid, bright white core matboard, suitable for standard, non-conservation framing.


A very popular brand which offers another great selection of high quality matboards for all types of framing.

  • Museum Core
  • Conservation
  • Designer Fabrics
  • Designer Suede
  • White Core
  • Black Core

Enhance the Beauty