We use only archival, acid free matting at The Frame Dames to protect and prolong the life of your art.
Artwork should never touch the glazing (or glass).
Matboards add a decorative element within the photo frame and also act as a way to protect the work by providing a buffer between it and the glass. Condensation can develop on the inside of the glass and then be transferred to the work if they are not separated, resulting in water damage, mold or mildew.
Generally, there is only one opening per layer in the matboard. Most mats are quite thin (usually 1/16 of an inch thick) and we are able to cut and “stack” them to allow for double, triple or quadruple matting. There is also the option of 6 ply and 8 ply matting (about 1/8 and 1/4 of an inch thick) that adds extra protection as well as creating visual depth.

What We Offer:

Multiple Opening Mats

Cut to order, we can fit any combination of openings (including circle and oval openings) you can think of into the mat board of your choice 

Fabric and Textured Matting

Whether it’s velvet, silk, linen, burlap, bark, golf ball, astro-turf, football, or basketball, we’ve got you covered.

Stacked Mats

Double mats, triple mats or as many as you wish…

Need A Very Specific Color?

We work with six companies of mat board manufacturers to provide you with as many color choices as you could ever wish for. A general rule of thumb is that the mat should complement, not interfere with your artwork and many choose to go with a neutral color. There is also the option to enhance your artwork and complement interior decor by choosing from colors that can be found in the piece and/or your home.

If You Have A Big Day Coming Up…

Getting married?  Throwing an anniversary party?  How about a signature mat instead of a guest book for your event? A signature mat is a treasured photo or print surrounded with matboard that has a wide margin where guests can sign or write messages. We have years of experience helping pick out the appropriate color and size for your event.


Standard 4 ply, 6 ply or 8 ply matting is available. 

It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts

We carry whitecore, blackcore,  and colored core mat boards. And if none of those are quite what you were looking for, we can paint the mat bevel to whatever color you want!

I Want It All!

Need full sheets of matting?  All colors are available in 32″x40″, many colors are available in 40″x60″ and there is a small selection of mats available in 48″x96″ sheets.