1/12/2021 By University Frames
After years of hard work and perseverance, you finally earned your diploma. You might already have a frame style in mind, but the matboards you choose are just as important! Explore our exclusive collections of frame styles that come in different mat colors and choose the one that suits your preferences and budget. We also offer an online customization option to help you custom design your matboard.
It is not just the molding that keeps your diploma frame shining. Having the right mat can help your diploma stand out. A diploma frame with contrasting mat colors will highlight your diploma. You will want to choose a mat that is aesthetically appealing and can protect your document for years.
We use acid and lignin-free mats to offer high-quality and durable diploma frames that are meant to last a lifetime. While choosing the right frame style and mat, make sure to get the correct measurements of your diploma as it will be needed to customize your frame. If you provide your diploma size, we will custom design a frame that fits your document. It is essential to measure your diploma with a ruler to ensure you are providing us the accurate size. Click here to learn how to measure your diploma accurately.
Our mountboard and matboard are pH neutral and are designed by industry experts. In most cases, the top border of the matboard displays the official seal of your university or school. This seal may be embossed, or a medallion may be selected as an added feature for select schools. The bottom border displays your school or university's name embossed in silver or gold foil.
We offer the option of a double mat on all of our frames. This includes:
While acting to preserve your diploma, primary mats also make your diploma stand out. We have three sub-categories of primary mats depending on their texture, quality, and materials:
An accent mat, also known as double-mat, forms the layer below the primary mat. Only a quarter inch of the accent mat is visible within the primary mat’s window.
The purpose of an accent mat is to add depth and personality to your diploma frame. The most popular options would be gold or silver mats to match the gold or silver embossing on your frame, but you are welcome to choose any of the colors available. Most of our diploma frames come with the option to choose an accent mat in any color. With the Executive diploma frames, the accent mat is replaced by a wood fillet around the document in mahogany, gold, or silver.
(Maroon accent mat with a gold imprint)
(Gold Fillet with Black Suede Mat)
If you are looking for ways to hang your diploma in style with a custom matboard, we can help. With over 25 years of experience in diploma framing, we are here to help you pick out the right mat for your diploma!