Attractive as well as functional, the matting is a key element in your frame design. By creating air space between the face of the artwork and the glass, the mat helps eliminate potential issues, particularly for framed pieces in humid climates. It also serves to dress the work, giving your eye a place to rest between the frame and the art, or to highlight specific colors within the work. We only offer acid-free mats, in cotton rag or alpha-cellulose, in a broad spectrum of colors. Some of the brands we stock include Rising, Crescent, and Nielsen Bainbridge. Mats are also available in 4 or 8 ply, as well as in fabric and metallic finishes. For those pieces where a mat doesn’t add to the aesthetics, we offer spacers, which create the air space between the art and the glazing, while hiding behind the lip of the frame. They also create a vignette-like effect, giving the work a slight depth within the frame itself.