RISING MUSEUM 4 and 8 PLY MAT BOARDS
We stock Rising Museum Matboards in black and three shades of white- White, Warm White, and Polar White. All white boards are available in 4 or 8 ply. Black boards in 4 ply only.
Rising Museum Board is the first choice of framers, museums and conservators for the matting and preservation of fine prints. Rising Museum Boards are manufactured with 100% cotton. The boards are acid-free, neutral pH and buffered with calcium carbonate.
- Cotton is naturally lignin-free. One hundred percent rag is used to produce all Rising Museum Board. The result is a board that provides matchless quality and extraordinary preservation characteristics. Rag papers have survived the test of time.
- Rising Museum Mat Board is made with a minimum pH of 7 and is acid-free. No alum is used in the entire papermaking process.
- The single ply sheets are laminated together using an inert adhesive that is 100% acid-free and archival.
- All Rising Museum Mat 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.
- The cotton used to manufacture Rising Museum Boards is not from the puffy white flower that we all recognize as cotton, but rather the linters, or byproduct, from the textile industry. Textiles are made using the longest, highest-quality fibers – the rest is discarded. This wasted cotton is salvaged and used to manufacture Rising Museum Boards. Nothing could be more eco-friendly than reusing a product that is considered waste – otherwise this would all end up in the trash.
- Only the finest pigments are used in the manufacturing process to ensure that all the colors will not bleed, rub off or fade. The lightfast colors are solid throughout and are fixed into the fiber. Each run of Rising Museum Board is matched to a stored color sample and controlled using computerized color measurement and trained color technicians.
Rigid Quality Control and Consistency
- Rising Museum Board is continuously tested during the manufacturing process by both computer and manual controls to ensure conformance to the TAPPI and ASTM specifications required by the archival community.