When creating your ink masterpiece this October and you want the perfect background color look no further than Crescent matboard. Ink works best on Crescent Select and Crescent RagMat®. These matboards have a higher concentration of sizing on the surface. Sizing is used in papermaking to change the absorption and wear characteristics. Crescent Select and RagMat matboards have amazing surfaces for inks because of the perfect concentration of sizing. Ink flows and absorbs exquisitely.
Crescent Select and RagMat are conservation quality matboards that are acid-free and lignin-free throughout the surface, with white core and backing. Creating artwork on Crescent matboard also allows you not to have to mount your artwork if you want to frame it. You can cut your matboard to frame-ready sizes before you create your art and then it’s very easy to frame and hang.
Crescent’s Ultra-Black mounting board is an amazing media to use with opaque pens. Ultra-Black boards have an intense black, smooth surface on both sides; perfect as a high-contrast pens and inks. Crescent Ultra-Black Mounting Boards cut cleanly and have a black core made from 100% recycled material.
Sakura Gelly Roll pens work outstandingly on Crescent’s Ultra-Black boards. Using these products together results in an amazing high contrast. Crescent’s Ultra-Black has the blackest black in the industry, and metallic inks work outstandingly on this surface as well.
Crescent has by far the largest selection of matboard colors in the industry. With hundreds of colors to choose from you can pick the perfect shade of background color to work on.
You can purchase Crescent matboards and Crescent’s Ultra-Black boards at art supply stores and at your local custom frame shop. Just click through to our Crescent Select Specifiers so you can download and choose the right color for your artwork.