The broadest, most innovative selection of mats for every framing need at the highest quality — from museum-quality Alphamat to Papermat for non-conservation framing to imported fabrics. A vast selection of over 500 colors, fabrics and textures, many available with patented Artcare™ technology for industry-leading preservation and permanence. Made in the USA to exceed industry standards.

Made in the USA

All Bainbridge matboards are manufactured in our own laminating facility, located in the heartland of America. This factory is solely dedicated to the careful manufacture of board products for the framer and graphic artist, with a fully integrated inspection, lamination, and packaging process. A state-of-the-art, on-site quality control laboratory ensures that Bainbridge matboards meet and exceed all industry standards for color consistency, preservation attributes, and unparalleled quality.

16 New Fabrics & Specialties!

Introducing a fresh assortment of new Tatami Silks, Rice Papers, Slates and Alphamat Specialties, designed with today’s trends specifically in mind.

  • New textures mirror the most popular stone, metal and wood accessories
  • New colors in rich jewel tones complement and enhance existing palettes in your favorite styles

New Museum and Solid-Core Basics!

Introducing new options in the non-Artcare, traditional conservation Bainbridge® Basics assortment.

  • 6 best-selling neutrals in 100% cotton rag featuring traditional museum quality attributes
  • 6 popular neutrals in 100% conservation quality, solid core style
  • The perfect choices for work that requires true conservation quality at a value price

Coordinate with 2019 Color Trends with Bainbridge

Alphamat® Artcare™ 8545 Catawba is the 2019 Bainbridge Color of the Year!

This color has both heat and elegance, perfect for bringing nature into the home while paying homage to design trends of the past. And it matches perfect with the Sherwin Williams color of the year, Cavern Clay.


Pantone Has Announced the 2019 Color of the Year

Recently the color trendsetter Pantone announced their 2019 Color of the Year: “Living Coral.”

Good news for your trend-minded customers: Bainbridge has the perfect companion matboard! Bainbridge 8027 Mango seamlessly matches the vivacious and playful hue.


Alphamat Artcare

The most extensive selection of museum-quality preservation boards available, featuring the latest colors on an archival core and patented Artcare protection technology.

Alphamat Artcare Speciality

Distinctive archival specialty surfaces and colored cores add a unique, creative touch to preservation framing and feature patented Artcare protection technology.

Alpharag Artcare

100% virgin cotton-fiber rag matboard in a full assortment of classic colors and sizes, feature patented Artcare protection technology.

Artcare Essentials

Featuring 100% archival quality and Artcare protection technology with solid color throughout for the look and protection of traditional museum boards. Rustic Essentials have a gently distressed surface aesthetic.

Fabric and Texture

The most extensive selection of fabric, metallic and textured surfaces available, feature an archival core and backing for art protection.

Conservation Basics™

A full assortment of non-Artcare, traditional conservation quality boards, ideal for projects where standard conservation protection and an attractive value price point is desired.


Combines exceptional quality with a wide selection of colors, for non-conservation framing applications.


Color & Style Guide 2021



Matboard Catalog 2021