Backing Boards

Out of sight is out of mind...or ist it?

Because backing boards are a ‘hidden’ part of the framing job, they have become one of the least valued parts of the framing process. However, just as a house
requires good foundations, a quality framing job demands good quality backing board. Why is this?

 

The Facts
Backing board is the only product in the framing process that has 100% contact with the artwork. If you choose a poor quality matboard only the edges of the artwork will be damaged over time, but if you choose a poor quality backing board, the entire work will see the signs of ageing and acid spotting. The most damage is caused by cheap and acidic backing boards and many greyboards or MDF contain contaminants, acids and oxidising agents.

The Standard Backing Boards collection will slow the speed of ageing to the artwork, for minimum and commended levels of framing and complies with FATG quality standards.

Crescent’s GOOD range of backing boards includes:

  • Kool Tack™ Drymount Board

  • Greyboard

  • Pulpboard

  • Silkscreen on Pulpboard

  • Self-Adhesive Board -
    permanent adhesive

  • Perfect Mount® Self-Adhesive Board - repositionable adhesive

  • Corri-Cor Corrugated Board, curved

  • Corri-Cor Plus Corrugated Board, flat
     

Green is for GOOD

The Conservation Backing Boards collection offers a higher level of protection for conservation level framing and complies with FATG quality standards.

Crescent’s BETTER range of backing boards includes:

  • Corri-Cor Conservation

  • Corri-Cor Archival
     

Red is for BETTER

The Cotton Backing Boards collection offers the highest levels of protection for museum level framing and complies with FATG quality standards.

Crescent’s BEST range of backing boards includes:

  • RagMat Museum Solids

  • Museum Barrier Paper

Blue is for BEST

NEW

Corri-Cor Plus

Corri-Cor is now also available as a flat version!

If your customer brings in valuable works of original art, rare and antique documents, fine art prints for framing.

When should I recommend Backing Boards in BEST-Quality?

If your customer brings in open end reproductions, posters, decorative art and general presentations for framing.

When should I recommend Backing Boards in GOOD-Quality?

If your customer brings in fine art prints, limited editions, valuable documents or photography for framing.

When should I recommend Backing Boards in BETTER-Quality?

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