How We Mat Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards are conservation matted using
an acid-free mat board
and 100% cotton rag backing board. The cards are "hinged" to the
backing board using an acid-free hinging tape.
In addition to the window on the front mat to
display the card,
we also cut a window on the backing board so the reverse side of the
card can be read.
The mat color is called "Wheat", a
neutral, beige-like color that works well
with wood, gold and metal frames. Mats are decorated with a single gold line
drawn around the mat window - a technique called "French lining".
Conservation Framing services are also
Click here to view samples of the mouldings we work with.