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

B&H # ARMB2P1114PW Mfr # 97-203
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Product Highlights
  • For Artwork, Photos, and Documents
  • Acid & Lignin-Free
  • Made from Purified Wood Pulp
  • Calcium Carbonate Buffered
  • Warm Tonality

The 11 x 14" Archival Methods 2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board contains 25 boards designed for artwork, photographs and documents. The board is made of alpha-cellulose pulp from purified wood fiber and has a similar surface to mat board made from cotton pulp. Conservation mat board is more economical than traditional cotton paper with the same long-term stability.

These acid and lignin-free boards use alkaline or neutral sizing. The boards are buffered with calcium carbonate for added protection and longer life. Pearl white has a warmer tonality than bright white museum board and less yellow than antique white.

Thickness 2-ply
Quantity 25 boards
Dimensions 11.0 x 14.0" (27.94 x 35.56 cm)

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Archival Methods2-Ply Pearl White Conservation Mat Board (11 x 14", 25 Boards)
 
4.0

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photography student (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Saves $

      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.

      VS

      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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      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.

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        • Yes

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        4.0

        Perfect Backing

        By Alex The Photog

        from Des Moines, IA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              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.

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              • 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

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                            • 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

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                                      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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                                          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

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Works Great!

                                              By Macosita

                                              from Palo Alto, CA

                                              Verified Buyer

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                                                Cons

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                                                    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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