Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards)

Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards)

Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards)

B&H # ARMMB1620 MFR # 40-408-5
Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards)

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Product Highlights

  • 4-Ply
  • 100% Cotton Fiber
  • Acid and Lignin-Free
  • Buffered with Calcium Carbonate
  • Protects Prints from Pollutants
  • Manufactured to Museum Standards
  • Pulp-Free
  • Alkaline-Free
  • Aluminum-Free
  • Made in USA
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Archival Methods 40-408-5 overview

  • 1Description

Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board contains 5 boards that measure 16 x 20" each. The board is a high-quality mat board used for many fine print and document projects. Whether for traditional print or digital technology, this board will provide a solid, acid-free backing that is perfect for display purposes. It can also be used for small mat cutting where, for example, a 2-ply board will provide a 1/32" separation between the work and the glazing.  

Your best print deserves the best mount possible. Presentation is half the battle and Archival Methods gives you the way to show off your best work. This is quality board designed for archival display.

For window mats and mat backing, Archival Methods recommends a thickness of 4-Ply, which creates a 1/16" separation between artwork and glazing and provides a flat, supportive backing.

Archival Quality

100% cotton fiber
Processed with artesian well water - pollutant and alkaline-free
Acid and lignin-free (Lignin content is tested by TAPPI 236 cm-85 and has a Kappa number of less than five)
Calcium carbonate buffer maintains proper pH levels and protects against airborne pollutants (2-3% alkaline reserve, pH 9 +/-0.5, acid-free)
Pulp-free - Contains no metal particles, waxes, plasticizers or residual bleach peroxides
Alkaline, alum-free sizing is used internally and across external surfaces

Manufactured to Museum Standards

The single ply sheets are laminated together using all natural starch adhesive
Board will not degrade and cause harm to mounted matted artwork
Board passes PAT (Photographic Activity Test) ISO 14523 (formerly ANSI IT9.16)
Color dyes are light-fast and non-bleeding

Sizing Agents

Internal Sizing
Sizing agents are used to prevent liquid from being absorbed into the board during the manufacturing process. There are three types of internal sizing: acid sizing, neutral sizing, alkaline sizing. This is done to strengthen the inside fibers of the board
External Sizing
This is a process used to enhance the surface properties of the board (i.e. matte, glossy) and are characterized by the use of a alkaline pH-8.5 starch
No alum is used in the manufacturing process
UPC: 702946040613
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Archival Methods 4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards)
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    Archival Methods 40-408-5 specs

    Dimensions (W x L) 16 x 20" / 40.6 x 50.8 cm
    Colors White / White
    Ply Thickness 4-Ply
    Packaging Infoutqdcyaqyx
    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.6 x 15.9 x 0.3"

    Archival Methods 40-408-5 reviews

    4-Ply Bright White 100% Cotton Museum Board (16 x 20", 5 Boards) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Better Way . . . This 5-pack solves the problem of transporting and then cutting a full 30x40 sheet of mat, especially if you are in a hurry to get your presentation done and get back to doing what you love best. It also ensures that you get accurately-sized mats, since there's nothing more frustrating than finding that your self-cut mat won't quite fit inside the frame, or it's too loose. It costs a bit more, but it's worth it. Larger packs (10 or 20+ sheets) would bring greater economy. Most displays take at least 20 sheets (10 for window mats) to do just 10 images.
    Date published: 2008-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for! Perfect board for mounting larger prints. I was especially impressed by the packaging. The boards were well protected, lots of bubble wrap. NO BENT CORNERS!! Great job shipping department!
    Date published: 2015-06-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Item Solid, well made boards, consistent surface and color. Be aware: if you buy cheap frames, choose 2-PLY boards, especially if you are using mats. These will be to thick.
    Date published: 2018-03-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product is high class quality I use this product for my final portfolio with window cut. The color is great and nice with texture in it.
    Date published: 2012-12-03
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