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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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Crescent Blog

Illinois “Stay at Home” Order

Dear Crescent Partners, As many of you may have seen, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a “stay at home order” effective, Saturday, March 21 at 5:00 PM. The intent is to limit the spread of COVID-19. This order will mandate that all Illinois residents stay in their homes except for essential needs. While we …

Four Easy Ways For Frame Shop Owners To Improve Customer Rapport To Increase Sales

As a frame shop owner, you’re faced with competition coming at you from many directions—do it yourselfers, retail chains, other frame shops. So when a person enters your store, you want to give yourself an advantage from the very start to convert that customer into a satisfied client. The first step in any sales process …

Two New Colors — Winter White and Sanguine — Add Depth To Crescent’s RagMat® Museum Matboard Collection

Time tested. Pure. Strong. And Archival. Crescent’s RagMat Museum matboards are inherently acid-free, lignin-free and free of other contaminants found in wood pulp. They are made of 100 percent cotton to offer a natural, lasting brightness as seen in the new Winter White and Sanguine options. Winter White When it comes to matboards, all whites …

Add A Sophisticated Touch To Framed Art With Etched Metals Metallic Matboards

Searching for a distinctive look for a special piece of art? Consider metallic matboards to add a modern flair to everything from photographs to shadow boxes. Complementing urban, industrial décor, three new Etched Metals have been added to the Crescent Select line of alpha-cellulose conservation quality matboards. Etched Metals White Core Crescent’s new Etched Metals …