Crescent Cardboard


For over 100 years, the Crescent Cardboard Company has been at the forefront of innovation in the framing and artistic worlds, creating some of the most renowned products on the market. From our matboard to our notebooks, everything we create is crafted with the utmost attention to detail and designed with framers and artists in mind.

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Framing Products

Crescent offers the largest selection of matboard products

Crescent developed and produces some of the most recognizable and important brands in our industry. RagMat®, our premium cotton matboard line has long been recognized as the leader in preservation matting. Crescent also provides additional conservation products such as Crescent Select®, Ultiblack®, and Moorman® Fabrics. We take pride in every sheet of matboard.

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Art Products

From Art Boards to Sketchbooks Crescent has you covered.

Crescent has over 40 different art and mounting boards designed to meet specific needs of artists. Whether it be for drawing with colored pencil, to illustrating with marker and ink, to painting with watercolors or working with pastels, we have a quality board for you. Crescent also offers RENDR No show thru Paper sketchbooks and pads, and other innovative products.

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Crescent Rewards

Earn rewards with every Crescent matboard. It’s easy as 1 – 2 – 3

1 – DOWNLOAD THE APP AND SIGN-UP  Download the FREE Crescent Rewards app for iPhone or Android.



Every 100 Points Scanned Plants a Tree!

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The gold standard in CMC machines for over 40 years

Valiani’s products allow users to create computer measured, precise cuts to multiple layers of materials, all while maximizing their efficiency through an automated process. The very best in the industry.

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Quality construction that doesn’t compromise the environment.

Duolith is an ideal board that offers optimal run-to-run print quality that cuts down on poor adhesion issues commonly associated with laminated board products. 100% recyclability and Eco-friendly.

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Contract &
Brokerage Services

We are the lamination specialists

Crescent will be happy to quote on your specialty lamination needs. Here at Crescent, we have over 100 years of lamination experience, and can offer the following internal capabilities to ensure your lamination project is done right:

  • Multi-ply roll-to-sheet laminations
  • Drying capabilities for superior layflatness
  • Tabbing capabilities
  • Barcode printing capabilities
  • Auto slitting and sheeting (15×20 inch minimum size)
  • Online inspection
  • QC Lab Testing & Certification

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Custom Framing Blog

How Adding Matboard With Texture Can Enrich The Overall Look And Feel Of A Piece

Have you ever looked at your finished project and felt like something was missing? All the components of your design are there: moulding, matboard, glaze, and backing, but the piece just feels a little flat. If this scenario feels familiar, you are not alone. We might just have the answer you need: texture. Just like …

2022 Color of the Year

The color of the year for 2022 was announced by Pantone® as a mix of purple and blue in what they call Very Peri or Pantone 17-3938. It is a color that has a "joyous attitude and dynamic presence" that provokes "courageous creativity and imaginative expression" for the year ahead explains Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of …

Latest Trends in Framing Sports Memorabilia

The National Sports Collectors Convention is the Super Bowl of sports collecting. The 41st National was Jul 28-August 1, 2021 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center in Chicago (Rosemont) IL. and we saw some fantastic matted pieces at this years show featuring Crescent matboard. We talked to several leading framers who specialized in framing …

2021 Color of the Year (Actually Two)

Pantone has announced its Color of the Year for 2021. That color will now trickle down to what consumers see, and influence what they purchase from clothes to home decor. This year, for the second time in the company’s history, Pantone announced two colors.  Pantone selected a bright yellow they named Illuminating (13-0647), and a neutral gray titled …


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