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Board & Paper
Conservation Mat Board
Pearl White Conservation Board
Our Pearl White Conservation Mat Board has a warmer tonality and is similar to Antique White Museum Board. The look, feel and cutting characteristics are very similar to Museum Mat Boards, yet this board made from 100% archival purified wood fiber which is more economical to manufacture.
Conservation Board uses alpha-cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber and is therefore more economical to manufacture than cotton Museum Board, yet carries with it the same stable and long-lasting properties. Purified wood pulp paper has a long history of being safe to use with paper artwork, photographs and documents. Our high quality Conservation Board is acid- and lignin-free, and incorporates alkaline or neutral sizing. All boards are buffered with calcium carbonate. This ensures protection from the destructive effects of acid migration from the matted work and from a polluted environment that might cause the pH of the mat board to decrease (become more acidic) with age. No optical brightening agents are used in the manufacture of our Conservation Board.
Archival Solution of the Week Blog: Pearl White Conservation Board 4 PLY
Conservation Board uses alpha-cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber
2-Ply / 30 Pt. (Approximately 1/32’’)
4-Ply / 60 Pt. (Approximately 1/16’’)
Alkaline sizing is used for both internal and external sizing. No alum is used in the manufacturing process.
Buffered with calcium carbonate 2-3% alkaline reserve, pH 9 ±0.5, acid–free.
Color dyes are light-fast and non-bleeding.
Board will not degrade and cause harm to mounted matted artwork.
Lignin content is tested by TAPPI 236 cm-85 and has a Kappa number of less than five.
The single ply sheets are laminated together using all natural starch adhesive.
Board passes the PAT (Photographic Activity Test) ISO IT 18916 (formerly ISO 14523 ANSI IT9.16).
White mat boards have small tonal shifts in color that cannot be reproduced accurately on computer screens, as each monitor will display colors differently depending on its calibration. To make the best selection regarding the color of the mat board you wish to use, it is best to evaluate a mat board sample and your artwork together under the same lighting conditions. Please order our inexpensive Mat Board Samples Kit to see our full range of colors and thicknesses available.