Crescent RagMat Museum Solid
- All boards are 1500 Micron thick unless otherwise stated
- All boards are 810mm x 1020mm
For over 110 years, Crescent has produced the highest quality artist substrates and 100% cotton museum quality mounting boards. Each RagMat Museum board is specifically designed for the display and protection of artwork. Trust Crescent's Museum quality products when mounting and presenting valuable art originals or items of historical importance.
For over 1500 years, cotton rag paper has been both the courier and curator of history. Cotton rag paper has been the choice of artists, composers, historians, writers, and book printers because of its preeminent strength and remarkable permanence. To date, virtually all museums, libraries and professional framers rely on cotton rag matboard, often referred to as "museum board", to exhibit and conserve treasured manuscripts, documents and fine works of art.
Cotton is nature’s purest form of cellulose. It is inherently free of lignin, acid and other non-cellulose contaminants found in wood pulp. Cotton fibre pulp is reliable, sturdy and far superior to bleached, chemically processed wood pulp used to produce other conservation boards. Cotton has a natural, lasting brightness that does not require the high level of bleaching agents typically used to whiten chemically processed wood pulp boards.
The long flat fibres of natural cotton pulp intertwine, creating a strong, resilient mountboard, more durable than bleached chemical wood pulp fibre. Less processing of pure cotton cellulose results in a stronger product and less damage to the environment.
RagMat Museum products meet all of the stringent standards of the Library of Congress, Fine Art Trade Guild, PPFA and other respected governing authorities. Each RagMat Museum board features 100% cotton construction ensuring that only the safest materials come in contact with the artwork. The time-honored practice of making paper from cotton fibre is still employed by Crescent today to produce its RagMat® Museum Boards. It’s a Crescent tradition that continues to stand the test of time.
RagMat is the BEST ever
When mounting and matting valuable artwork, it is important to complete the conservation package by protecting the artwork on both sides. That is why Crescent offers the most complete collection of 100% cotton mounting boards in the industry. Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses, and in the most useable colours, Crescent RagMat cotton mounting boards are versatile enough to satisfy any conservation mounting need.