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Mat (picture Framing) - Acidic Vs. "acid-free"
... There are two main types of mat material acidic, and "acid-free" (neutral pH) ... Older mats (wood based paper) are typically acidic, because acid-free paper was not widely available or marketed until recent years ... While most newer mats are acid-free, there are some papers that contain acid and one should ask the picture framer about the acid content of the mats ...

Famous quotes containing the words boards and/or mat:

    Strange that so few ever come to the woods to see how the pine lives and grows and spires, lifting its evergreen arms to the light,—to see its perfect success; but most are content to behold it in the shape of many broad boards brought to market, and deem that its true success! But the pine is no more lumber than man is, and to be made into boards and houses is no more its true and highest use than the truest use of a man is to be cut down and made into manure.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Or on the Mat devoutly kneeling
    Would lift her Eyes up to the Ceiling,
    And heave her Bosom unaware
    For neighb’ring Beaux to see it bare.
    Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)