We carry samples of all the major matt distributors with a vast selection of over 500 colors, fabrics and textures, many available with archival museum-quality features. We also carry conservation glass from Tru Vue that blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays from damaging your artwork.

In presenting fine art or cherished photography, many of us undervalue the advantage of quality custom matting. The art and then the frame are the two main concerns but quality custom matting can enhance the aesthetics and value in the overall showpiece. Utilizing a custom frame matting professional can bring out the emotion and overall impact of artwork to the same degree as choosing the right frame for the piece.

Correct custom matting has several components that need to be considered when framing a work of art. The matting should foremost consider the color, texture, and mood of the framed piece. Oftentimes, utilizing a common color in the piece can enhance the impact of the work whereas, neutral or contrary color in the custom frame matting will drive attention or enhance the work’s overall impact. The actual dimension of the matting also plays a part in guiding the eye from the frame to the art in a very real way. Selecting the right custom matting will complement the actual frame and acts as a liaison to the work for the viewer.

The custom matting artists at Parthenon Framing are well versed in the art of custom frame matting and will offer guidance to make your art a treasure. They carry samples of all the major matte distributors and offer a vast selection of over 500 colors, fabrics, and textures, most of which are available with archival museum-quality features. They also carry conservation glass from Tru Vue that blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, which, over time, can damage your artwork. The experienced professionals at Parthenon Framing will transform your artwork into a work of art by carefully guiding you through the science of custom frame matting.