This line of 100% cotton fiber boards began its first production in 1970. Over the past 40+ years, Rising has become synonymous with quality, archival framing. The range is endorsed by the Library of Congress, Library Service Institutions and Conservation Laboratories and has become the cotton board of choice by the most prestigious museums, galleries & framers worldwide.
This board is perfect for using as a stiffener for prints or documents in mylar sleeves and bags, as well as all matting and framing applications. Made from 100% cotton (rag), acid and lignin free, with a pH of approximately 8.5, buffered with calcium carbonate, and alum free. Colors are lightfast and bleed, scuff, and fade resistant. Suitable for use with most paper based materials, black and white photographs, and other media.
Also available is the Photomount board, a white unbuffered board with a pH of 7 for those situations where a buffered board is not preferred and an unbuffered board is required.
But this range isn’t just for matting fine art. In the 1970s it found success for artists who demanded rigidity and great dimensional stability for a variety of mediums. In fact, Andy Warhol chose Rising for many of his editions of silkscreen prints. Today the range grows in popularity for silkscreen as a result of the breadth of sizes available.
It is a popular surface for colored and watercolor pencil. The surface is not hard or very smooth making it an excellent choice for all drawing techniques. Fine stationers and invitation converters also find the board quite suitable for letterpress, engraving, embossing and foil stamping.
Rising Museum Board meets all the mandates of the Library of Congress for archival properties and passes the Photographic Activities test.
2ply (.030", 0.75mm) 4ply .060" (1.5mm) 8ply .120" (3mm)