Essentials Matboard

Manufactured by Crescent, Essentials matboard is now offered in 40 popular stock colors with many more available by special order. To view the color selection see our stock mat colors page.! All mats feature a lifetime bright white or black eco-core (made from recycled paper) and are buffered to a pH neutral. They have an average lifespan of at least 15 to 25 years. Some Essentials Mats have a slight pebble texture on their surface paper.

These mats are buffered to be acid-free, and are well suited to inexpensive prints, photos, scrapbooks, and other volume items. Pair them up with manila backings and poly bags or frames to finish off this low-cost, bulk matting solution.

Please note: 
•   Sizes shown are outside dimensions. You choose the opening size.
•   Bevels are cut at 45 degrees (not a straight cut).
•   For color details, see our stock mat colors page.
•   For non-stock and custom matboard information, contact us at mats@matshop.com.

  • Double Black Core Mat Mat Definition

    Essentials Black Core - Double Mat

    View Stock Mat Colors Essentials Black Core matboard features a solid black core that along with the backing paper that touches your artwork is acid-free - buffered by an alkaline solution - and is recommended as design accent board for open-end...

    $3.87
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  • Single Black Core Mat Construction of a Basic Single Mat

    Essentials Black Core - Single Mat

    View Stock Mat Colors Essentials Black Core matboard features a solid black core that along with the backing paper that touches your artwork is acid-free - buffered by an alkaline solution - and is recommended as design accent board for open-end...

    $2.39
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  • Essentials Mat Sample Package Essentials Mat Sample Corners

    Essentials Mats - Sample Package

    ESSENTIALS MATS - CORNER SAMPLES OR SQUARES A package of mat samples of our Essentials Whjite Core and Black Core Stock mats is now available. The price includes shipping and your choice of either 6" Corner Samples or 4" Squares - 1 of each available...

    $15.00
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  • Double Mat Construction of a  Basic Double Mat

    Essentials White Core - Double Mat

    View Stock Mat Colors. Essentials White Core mat board is a quality North American made mat board with a great variety of colors for decorative framing. The bright white Eco-Core is made of recycled paper and is buffered to be pH neutral (Acid-Free)...

    $2.65
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  • Single Mat Construction of a Basic Matboard

    Essentials White Core - Single Mat

    View Stock Mat Colors. Essentials White Core mat board is a quality North American made mat board with a great variety of colors for decorative framing. The bright white Eco-Core is made of recycled paper and is buffered to be pH neutral (Acid-Free)...

    $1.32
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