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    2 Ply Mat Board -- Does Anybody Use It?

    I've read that 4 ply accounts for over 90%
    of the mat board sold. Where would one
    put 2 ply to good use? Dan

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    2 ply

    I have always mounted my photographs on 4 ply with a 4 ply window hinged to it. Occasionaly, if the corner gets dinged on the 4 ply mount and it's ruined unless you cut it down. Recently I have begun mounting my photos on 2 ply and attaching that to a 2 ply backer of a larger size with clear photo corners, with a 4 ply window hinged to it. The whole package is now still only 8 ply thick, but since the photograph and its mount is sandwiched inside, the corners will not get damaged as easily.
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    Where do you get your matboard?

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    I have been dealing with University Products in MA for many years.
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    We use 2ply for back slips,
    We use 2ply for mounting small prints
    We use 2ply for presentation Matt for the back

    I would say 20 % of our framing involves 2ply
    Bulk would be 4ply
    Occasional 8ply for clients willing to put money into the frames.


    Quote Originally Posted by dancqu View Post
    I've read that 4 ply accounts for over 90%
    of the mat board sold. Where would one
    put 2 ply to good use? Dan

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    8ply was all the rage for awhile. I have a problem with 2 play backs taking on a curl. Could be my humidity in Portland.
    Dennis

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    I mount my prints with photo corners to a 2ply back, and then overmat with a 4ply window mat. I then put the prints in clear plastic sleeves and stack them. There isn't a print that curls, and my humidity varies from 10-15% in the winter to as high as 90-95% in the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Carnie View Post
    We use 2ply for back slips,
    We use 2ply for mounting small prints
    We use 2ply for presentation Matt for the back
    Bob...

    Excuse my ignorance...what's a back slip? The backing/mounting board?

    And you use 2 ply for the back of a presentation mat?

    So you never do 4 ply back with 4 ply mat?

    Thanks!

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    back slip, spacer between art care foam and print no mount just 2ply
    2 ply for back of presentation matt when lightness is critical or budget of client
    Yes 4ply with 4ply all the time for personal work and clients with larger budgets.

    Quote Originally Posted by PVia View Post
    Bob...

    Excuse my ignorance...what's a back slip? The backing/mounting board?

    And you use 2 ply for the back of a presentation mat?

    So you never do 4 ply back with 4 ply mat?

    Thanks!

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    Thanks, Bob!

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