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Picture Framing and Art Preservation/Mountboard for extra large picture


I recently bought a print that measures 175cm x 61cm.
I wanted to frame the print in a simple plain white matt frame, with a white matt. Unfortunately I can't find mountboard anywhere that is big enough to create the matt. Local framing stores haven't been any help.
Do you know of any brands/suppliers who do mountboard in this size? If not, what are the alternatives for a similar look?

The largest mountboards I know of are made by Crescent. They have three that are 48x96 (inches) or approximately 122x244 cm and two that are 60x104 inches or 152x264 cm.

It's a good thing you are looking for white, because they are only available in two shades of white and the smaller size also has a black board available.

The best source for picture framing supplies I know of in the UK is Lion, who are located at They should be able to help you out or direct you to a frame shop in your area that would be able to get you your mount.  

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David Lantrip, MCPF, GCF


I can answer questions about all aspects of framing, with special emphasis on preservation framing. Categories of artwork include works of art on paper, needlework, textiles, paintings on canvas and three-dimensional objects. Components of framing includes frames, glass/glazing, mats, mounting, their features and how to select them.


I have been a professional picture framer and educator in the field since 1994, including framing education for a major franchisor encompassing three brands and the Professional Picture Framers Association, and writing and teaching for DECOR Magazine.

Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) > Board member, PPFA > Member, Certification Board > Member, Chapter relations Committee National Society, Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR)

DECOR Magazine, 2005 - 2010 PPFA For Members Only newsletter Member of the PPFA Guidelines task force, assisted in writing PPFA Guidelines for Framing Works of Art on Paper and PPFA Guidelines for Framing Works of Art on Canvas, and PPFA Guidelines for Framing Textiles and Needlework. Picture Framing Magazine, 2012

Georgia State University, many classes as a student and educator through the Professional Picture Framers Association and DECOR Magazine. Current member of the PPFA guidelines task force and certification board.

Awards and Honors
Earned Certified Picture Framer (CPF) designation in 1996, Master Certified Picture Framer (MCPF) designation in 2004 and Guild Commended Framer (GCF) status in 2008.

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