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Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards)

B&H # ARMB2P1114PW MFR # 97-203
Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards)

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Product Highlights

  • For Artwork, Photos, and Documents
  • Acid & Lignin-Free
  • Made from Purified Wood Pulp
  • Calcium Carbonate Buffered
  • Warm Tonality
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Galleries, museums, photographers, artists, archivists and decorators will appreciate this 25 pack of 11 x 14" 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board from Archival Methods. Each board is made of alpha-cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber. An economical alternative to cotton pulp boards, Conservation boards share similar surface and cutting characteristics. Purified wood fiber is recognized as being safe to use with paper artwork, photographs and documents. For archival use, the boards are acid and lignin-free with alkaline or neutral sizing. In addition the boards are buffered with calcium carbonate for added protection and longer life and made without optical brightening agents. The pearl white color is characterized by a warmer tonality than bright white museum board and is less yellow than antique white.

UPC: 813903027209
Thickness 2-ply
Quantity 25 boards
Dimensions 11.0 x 14.0" (27.94 x 35.56 cm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.9 x 11.0 x 0.9"

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Archival Methods2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards)
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Lightweight (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photography student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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This is good quality stuff. I bought it because I was looking for a high quality, archival backing for matted images. I use 4 ply for the front, and two ply on the...Read complete review

This is good quality stuff. I bought it because I was looking for a high quality, archival backing for matted images. I use 4 ply for the front, and two ply on the back for my hinged mat jobs. Pearl white is slightly off-white, but since this was used strictly for backing, it didn't bother me. It is acid-free, and that was what I was looking for. Cheaper than using 4 ply for front and back.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Warped

I used this product for mounting digital images for a photography class. I liked it because the color complimented all of my pictures and i didn't have to deal with the clash of the...Read complete review

I used this product for mounting digital images for a photography class. I liked it because the color complimented all of my pictures and i didn't have to deal with the clash of the print and the mat board. I didn't like it because when I applied heat to the board, when tacking my, it warped and bended up, making the presentation a step below.

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5.0

Excellent Mat Board

By Keri

from Rhode Island

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use

    Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

    Very Affordable, Good Quality Mat Board.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Great Product, Just Be Sure of Thickness

    By Miles

    from Michigan

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Pre-cut Saves Times
    • Quality product

    Cons

    • Thinner Than Anticipated

    Best Uses

    • For Flexible Material

    Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

    I ordered this pack as well as the 4-ply version for window matting. I thought I'd use the 2-ply for mounting the photo and the 4-ply for cutting the window. The goal was to save money. It turns out this is much thinner than I anticipated. The 4-ply seems to be the standard size. So if you are looking for thin mat board then this is the stuff. If you need standard thickness go with the 4-ply. Otherwise, it is great and saves so much time rather than buying large sheets and cutting down.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Buying this product again

    By D Rae

    from Marion Michigan

    About Me Semi-Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Museum Displays

      Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

      Boards were used for museum displays of vintage buttons. White color was nice. The 2-ply was easy to work with in applying items to board.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Perfect Backing

      By Alex The Photog

      from Des Moines, IA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

      I used this for backing my freestanding matted prints. Worked perfect.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      2.0

      Curl

      By Havanai

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Too Much Curl

        Best Uses

          Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

          This size was okay, just barely. But I would avoid the 8" X 10". This issue is curl. I put them under weight for hours and hours. Still could not remove the curl and it makes them more difficult to work with.
          It's definitely more like wood than paper too.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good Mat Board

          By Renae

          from Omaha, Ne

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Archive
            • Display

            Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

            I use this mat board to mat my photographs - it does the job just fine! If you are looking for something with more support I would go with the 4-ply instead

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            • No

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            3.0

            Decent Boards

            By Michelle

            from San Diego, CA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

            • Flimsy Construction

            Best Uses

              Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

              I ordered these in a rush to finish a photo project, and they arrived right on time. When I opened the box, the boards were slightly bent/curved and I could not get them to stay flat no matter how much I bent them the other way. However, this is probably just a shipping issue. The boards weren't as thick as I hoped they would be, but they got the job done and the photos stayed mounted onto the board without any problems. Also, the color of the boards are a bit off-white.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Perfect Mat Board

              By Exb100

              from New Jersey

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Curls During Shipping

              Best Uses

              • Black White Photos

              Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

              I bought this mat board to use for my college photography class final. It was exactly what I was looking for. The color is off-white, which was exactly what I wanted. The only problem I had with this product is that the board curled a little during shipping, but the problem was easy fixed by placing a couple heavy books on the board overnight. All-in-all I would buy this product again and recommend it to anyone in the market!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Awesome Mat Board

              By Franny the Photographer

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                Super fast shipping, excellent product, good price!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great product

                By Cminyard

                from Fort worth, tx

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                    Worked great for matting my final portfolio

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    I would buy this again

                    By Natalie Tummolo

                    from New Paltz, New York

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                        good quality and fair price

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                        • No

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                        1.0

                        Not so good

                        By Tammy

                        from new york

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                        The paper is not white it's an off white. The paper itself is not so thick or sturdy. I bought it to mount pictures for my photography class and ended up buying the more expensive ones.

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                        • No

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                        3.0

                        OK

                        By allure

                        from salem, mass

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Not good for mounting

                        Best Uses

                        • A variety

                        Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                        I ended up having to fuse two sheets together to make the board stiff enough for mounting photos. But, that is NOT due to the product...it is due to the photographer NOT ordering 4 - 5 ply! :}

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Mat Board

                        By Jamie

                        from Pittsburgh, PA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Flimsy Construction

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                          Very thin, however it is only 2 ply. Cut nicely, good for general display... nothing serious though.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Saves $

                          By Jim the Walker

                          from Detroit, Michigan

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archival Finishing

                            Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                            Pearl white is slightly yellow, but that was okay for my purposes. I used this for backing on a hinged, mat frame. It was ideal because it was cheaper than using 4 ply, and since it is backing, the color doesn't really matter.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Saves $

                            By Jim the Walker

                            from Detroit, Michigan

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Archival Finishing

                              Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                              This is good quality stuff. I bought it because I was looking for a high quality, archival backing for matted images. I use 4 ply for the front, and two ply on the back for my hinged mat jobs. Pearl white is slightly off-white, but since this was used strictly for backing, it didn't bother me. It is acid-free, and that was what I was looking for. Cheaper than using 4 ply for front and back.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              I would buy this product again

                              By photo geek

                              from Oceanside, CA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Audio Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                                Works great mounting my B&W pictures they look great

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Works Great!

                                By Macosita

                                from Palo Alto, CA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                                Not as bright white as I expected, but still works great.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes

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                                3.0

                                Warped

                                By mbc

                                from Oceanside,Ca

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards):

                                I used this product for mounting digital images for a photography class. I liked it because the color complimented all of my pictures and i didn't have to deal with the clash of the print and the mat board. I didn't like it because when I applied heat to the board, when tacking my, it warped and bended up, making the presentation a step below.

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