Anodized black aluminum frame, water-white glass (this stuff is incredible for getting rid of reflections and uv, and it's cheaper than museum plexi), 8 ply mat (or maybe even 8 and 4 layered, flush with each other, not inset, so it gives the illusion of a 12 ply, when done well this looks fantastic...I would say a 6 inch border on all sides, so in a 34x42" frame.