• Welcome! You will have to register a free account, before you can access the system. If you already registered, please LOG IN. (top right)
    If you can't remember your password, CLICK HERE to reset it. If you have questions, feel free to click CONTACT US link at the bottom of this page.
Donmar Creations

Speciality mats

Sharonx

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
May 27, 2003
Messages
219
Does anyone have a source for speciality mats? I used to use the W series from Crescent and really miss them. They have come out with nothing that comes close to comparing. Bainbridge is pretty limited also. I am also still having trouble with certain colors of Crescent (mainly browns). They will not cut smooth. I thought it was just me as no-one else seemed to have the same trouble. Last week I talked to a vendor that does contract mat cutting and they agreed about the bad paper on some colors. As I talk to more framers, I find I am not the only one who is dissatisfied with Crescent.
 

The King

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Joined
Jul 6, 2001
Messages
16,357
Sharon, you can get Specialty Mats from the company that made them for Crescent - Specialty Mats.
 

Jerry Ervin

PFG, Picture Framing God
Joined
Jul 13, 2001
Messages
8,106
The Palmetto Group here in the South sells them. I am sure that someone in your area carries them. I sell a lot of these and was flipping out when Crescent stopped caring them.

The company is in Alabama I believe and you can buy direct from them, you just have to buy by the box.
 

Sharonx

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
May 27, 2003
Messages
219
Thanks for the information. I looked on yahoo search and only came up with floor mats or crescent and bainbridge. Do you have a phone # or address for speciality mats?
 

Sharonx

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
May 27, 2003
Messages
219
Thanks Jerry: I will call today. Merry Christmas
 

Frank Larson

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
Aug 29, 2000
Messages
381
I just thought I should warn you....the mats from Specialty Mats are regular old wood pulp mats. They don't have the white cores that Crescent used. That might make a difference to you....or not.
 

Sharonx

CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2
Joined
May 27, 2003
Messages
219
Thanks Frank. I was going to call today but got so busy it slipped my mind. Will call tomorrow. Would like to see a catalog or spec sheet so will see what they have.
 

The King

SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God
Joined
Jul 6, 2001
Messages
16,357
Specialty Matboard has a full-page ad in the December Decor (which arrived yesterday.)

I didn't realize they made the Shagreen mats that Tru-Vue discontinued.

Website is www.specialtymatboard.com for a list of distributors.
 
Vermont Hardwoods open and shipping
Top
;Added 5/9/20 MPL to disable rich text editor by default for IOS devices that have bug in browser