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Term:  matboard



A mat, matt, or matte is a decorative border around a picture, often under glass, that serves as a frame or provides contrast between the picture and the frame. It is usually made from a heavy cardboard (not corrugated) hence matboard, mattboard and matteboard.In other words: matboard is a thick cardboard available from picture framers.Note that picture framers end up with heaps of off-cuts and are usually quite pleased to have somebody volunteer to take them away for free!

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