Custom Matting

We can create any type of custom matting.
If you do not see what you are looking for on this page contact us.

Do you need mats to present or frame your photographs?
Have you been waiting to mat your work because you cannot find top quality matting in the specific sizes you need?
We offer custom matting using the same fine art materials selected by Alain for his own work.

Our FIVE unique warranties on any mat cut by us

We guarantee that your mats will be cut to the exact sizes you give us or we will re-cut the mats at no charge. Simply return your mats to us for a free exchange.

We guarantee that the craftmanship of all your mats will be done to Museum Standards.

If we are doing a custom design for you, we guarantee that this design will be exactly similar to the design you give us. If not, we will recut your mats at no charge to you.

We guarantee that our Portfolio Toolkit supplies will work with our mats and portfolio cases.

We also guarantee that we will help you with matting & framing your photographs after your purchase. Simply call or email if you need us to help you.

Our custom matting in offered in two styles: Standard and Museum quality. Here is the difference between the two:

Standard Quality Mats:
Double mat: beige top mat and dark brown inner mat
- 4 ply matboard
- You attach the photograph to the back of the mat with framing tape
- Use this mat when you need an elegant mat at an affordable price

Standard quality mat

Museum Quality Mats:
Single mat with hinged backing board
- 4 ply, 100% cotton rag Bainbridge off white matboard ("clamshell") used for both mat & backing board
- The mat is attached to the backing board with an archival linen tape hinge
- The hinge can be on the long or short side, at your choice
Use this mat when you want the best quality possible in a museum-style presentation

Museum Quality mat closed

Museum Quality mat open

Museum quality mat closed (left) and open (right)

We offer several corner styles for both Regular and Museum mats.
See photographs here.

The pricing for both types of mats, and the different mat sizes we offer is below. These are the most popular mat sizes. Other sizes are available upon request.

Please indicate the size of the photograph(s) you want to mat when you place your order. We will use this information to cut the mat opening so it fits your photograph.

You can combine different mat size to get the 20+ mats price discount. Your 20 mats can either be all in the same size or in different sizes. All you need to do to get the discount is order 20 mats or more.

Mat size
Standard mats
Museum mats
1 - 20 mats
20+ mats
1 - 20 mats
20+ mats

How to place an order:
1-Click here and download the Custom Matting order form
2-Call us toll free at 800-949-7983 or email us at

Call or email if you have any questions or need a different matting style. Most of our customers prefer to place their orders over the phone. If we are not available leave a message and we will call you back right away.

Shipping costs depend on the weight of your order. Email us the number of mats you need and their size and we will email you the shipping cost by either UPS or Priority Mail depending on the size of your order.

We wil add the shipping costs to your order when we ship it.

All orders are insured and trackable. We ship worldwide. Orders are packed professionally so your mats are totally protected. In the unlikely event your mats arrive damaged simply return them to us and we will replace the damaged mats when we receive your return.

To place an order call toll free 800-949-7983 or email Use the same contact information if you have any questions or want to inquire about a different matting style.

There are no refunds on custom mats because they are cut to your unique specifications. Make sure to take your measurements accurately. We have a $40 minimum order for mats.

If you need to provide us with artwork or photographs, you can mail them to us at PO Box 12343, Glendale, AZ 85383. We are not setup for drop-off or pick-ups, except in the context of a print purchase studio visit or a 1 on 1 consulting appointment.

Corner style examples

Stairstep corner mat with blue liner

Blue Stairstep corner detail

Stairstep corner mat with red liner

Red Stairstep corner detail

Palomino corner mat

Palomino corner detail

Copyright © Alain Briot 2019