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Traditional MATS

Learn about our mat styles, colours & sizes

Let's talk TRADITIONAL MATS

Traditional photo mats are a great way to present photographic prints within folio boxes and to clients as loose prints for future framing.

All photo mats are acid-free and joined together with a non-acidic double sided tape (no glue).

Traditional mats are available in 4 styles depending on your photo print size and the colour of mat you desire (please see availability table below).

The most economical way to purchase traditional mats is in packs of 25 however if you require less we do offer them as single mats with a minimum of 5 purchase.

Large volume discounts start to apply to purchases of 4 packs (100 mats) or more.

Global Image Products also specialises in logo branding your mats. Minimum purchase of 50 mats (2 full packs of 25).

WHITE MAT STYLES

SLIP-IN STYLE

A Slip-In Mat has 3 sides of the mat sealed and one short side has been left unsealed to allow for a print to be slipped in (hence the name Slip-In).

SLIP-IN PLAIN

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

SLIP-IN VGROOVE

VGroove style mats have a fine groove cut line around the print opening.

SELF-ASSEMBLE STYLE

A Self-Assemble Mat has been permanently attached on only one long side, and 2 other sides (one short and one long side) have double-sided tape applied but are not yet sealed. This allows prints to be easily placed into the Mat by gently lifting the top board and positioning the print, then simply peeling the double-sided tape to seal the other 2 sides of the Mat. At this point, the Self-Assemble Mat has been converted into a Slip-In mat.

SELF-ASSEMBLE PLAIN

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

SELF-ASSEMBLE VGROOVE

VGroove style mats have a fine groove cut line around the print opening.

SLIP-IN PLAIN

SLIP-IN PLAIN

A Slip-In Mat has 3 sides of the Mat sealed and one short side has been left unsealed to allow for a print to be slipped in (hence the name Slip-In).

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

SLIP-IN VGROOVE

SLIP-IN VGROOVE

A Slip-In Mat has 3 sides of the Mat sealed and one short side has been left unsealed to allow for a print to be slipped in (hence the name Slip-In).

VGroove style mats have a fine groove cut line around the print opening.

SELF-ASSEMBLE PLAIN

SELF-ASSEMBLE PLAIN

A Self-Assemble Mat has been permanently attached on only one long side, and 2 other sides (one short and one long side) have double-sided tape applied but are not yet sealed. This allows prints to be easily placed into the Mat by gently lifting the top board and positioning the print, then simply peeling the double-sided tape to seal the other 2 sides of the Mat. At this point, the Self-Assemble Mat has been converted into a Slip-In mat.

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

SELF-ASSEMBLE VGROOVE

SELF-ASSEMBLE VGROOVE

A Self-Assemble Mat has been permanently attached on only one long side, and 2 other sides (one short and one long side) have double-sided tape applied but are not yet sealed. This allows prints to be easily placed into the Mat by gently lifting the top board and positioning the print, then simply peeling the double-sided tape to seal the other 2 sides of the Mat. At this point, the Self-Assemble Mat has been converted into a Slip-In mat.

VGroove style mats have a fine groove cut line around the print opening.

BLACK MAT STYLE

SELF-ASSEMBLE PLAIN

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

SELF-ASSEMBLE PLAIN

Plain style mats have no detail around the border.

A Self-Assemble Mat has been permanently attached on only one long side, and 2 other sides (one short and one long side) have double-sided tape applied but are not yet sealed. This allows prints to be easily placed into the Mat by gently lifting the top board and positioning the print, then simply peeling the double-sided tape to seal the other 2 sides of the Mat. At this point, the Self-Assemble Mat has been converted into a Slip-In mat.

Black mats are ONLY available in Self-Assemble Plain style.

Let's talk MAT LOGO BRANDING

When your client’s beautifully matted images leave your studio, they are most likely going to showcase your imagery to their family, friends & colleagues. Don’t go unnoticed! This is the perfect time to advertise your photography business by branding your logo on each mat and stand out in front of potential new clients. This is the most effective & cost efficient method to brand your business.

You have the choice of position: front bottom right, front bottom centre or for a more subtle approach place your logo on the back of the mat. Also, your logo can be branded to suit vertical (portrait) or horizontal (landscape) images.

There is a minimum order of 50 mats for each different mat/print size. However, you may split the quantity into vertical and horizontal image position.

i.e. If ordering 100 white traditional 11×14 mats for 8×10 prints, you can split the 100 into 80 Vertical and 20 Horizontal or 50V/50H etc.

A Mat Logo Block is required for this service, this involves a first-time setup.

View our current promotion to get FREE setup to brand your mats. SAVE $99!

LOGO BRANDING

BOTTOM RIGHT Position

BOTTOM RIGHT Position

By far bottom right corner is the most common position for mat branding. Your logo can be branded bottom right on the mat for both vertical (portrait) and horizontal (landscape) images.

BOTTOM CENTRE Position

BOTTOM CENTRE Position

Bottom centre position is the ideal for wide logo artwork. Your logo can be branded bottom centre on the mat for both vertical (portrait) and horizontal (landscape) images.

BACK OF MAT Position

BACK OF MAT Position

When descretion is important, back of mat logo branding is ideal. Both Bottom Right & Bottom Centre positions are available and your logo can be branded for both vertical (portrait) and horizontal (landscape) images.

TRADITIONAL MAT COLOURS

Traditional Mats are available in 2 colours: White & Black

Black Traditional mats are only made in Self-Assemble Plain style. 

White Traditional mats are made in 4 styles but not all print sizes are available in all mat styles (please view availability table below).

TRADITIONAL MATS STYLE & COLOUR AVAILABILITY TABLE

Choose mat outer size (inches) below to display available styles & colours

11x14 Inch White Traditional Mats

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Print Size (inches)
Slip-In Plain
Slip-In VGroove
Self-Assemble Plain
Self-Assemble VGroove
5×10 Inch Print
n/a
n/a
6×9 Inch Print
n/a
n/a
7×10 Inch Print
8×8 Inch Print
n/a
n/a
8×10 Inch Print
8×11 Inch Print
n/a
n/a
8×12 Inch Print
A4 Print
n/a
n/a

11x14 Inch Black Traditional Mats

Only available in Self-Assemble Plain style

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Print Size (inches)
Self-Assemble Plain
7×10 Inch Print
8×10 Inch Print
8×12 Inch Print

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