Mat Boards


    We offer a broad range of pre-cut mat boards in popular colours and sizes for you to choose from. All of our mat boards are acid-free to ensure you can properly protect and elegantly display your treasured memories for years to come.

    To learn more, read our article on "What is a Matboard?" Also we also have another article on "How to Attach a Photo to a Matboard"

    What is a Matboard?

    A matboard is sometimes also referred to as a Mat Board, a Photo Mount, a Mount Board, a Window Mat, a Border Mat or a Window Mount. A mat board is a piece of dense cardboard with a window cut-out which surrounds the artwork like a border inside a photo frame or a picture frame. A mat board is commonly white or off-white but can come in different colours. It will usually have a white core with a bevel cut. 

    A matboard and can also be multi-layered, such as a double-layered matboard commonly referred to as a Double Mat. 

    Quality matboards from the framing professionals

    Proudly Australian-owned and operated, Profile Australia has been in business since 1977. So if you’re looking for the perfect way to display your cherished memories, you know you’ve come to the right place.

    Our state of the art CMC (Computerised Mat Cutting) machinery has been imported from Switzerland and ensures precision cuts, perfectly accurate corners and uncompromised quality. So when you buy matboards online from Profile Australia, you know that you’ll only be receiving high-grade items that don’t compromise on quality.

    Why you need a matboard?

    When you have photos or pictures professionally framed, the matboard is usually included in the framing cost. However, you may need to purchase a matboard separately from your frame if you decide to change the image in the frame, if you've purchased a frame separately from your professional framer, or if your existing matboard is somehow damaged.

    In any of these situations, when you buy a brand-new matboard from Profile Australia, you know that it will provide your framed image with the clean look you want. Simply adding a matboard can really do wonders for your frame and the image itself, instantly creating a more professional look for any self-framed work. This is a great option when framing your own photos and artworks, or framing the kids’ drawings and paintings.

    Many professional photographers and artists also choose buy our professional matboards for their work., because our matboards are all made from premium quality, acid free pulp which is buffered with calcium carbonite for stability and longevity.

    Tips on framing your images with a matboard

    In some cases, simply using a matboard instead of a frame can also create a sleek, minimalist look. Here are some tips on how to frame a photo or image with a matboard:

    • Using tape to affix the photo or artwork to the matboard is a simple and affordable homemade solution, but make sure you never tape anything to the front of the image, as this may damage it.
    • For a more professional job, there are plenty of different adhesives available specially designed without harmful chemicals for photos and artwork. This will ensure the matboard and the image is undamaged.
    • You only need to tape the top of the image, not the sides or bottom.
    • If you want to do a top-notch job, use gloves when handling the image and the matboard to avoid leaving unsightly marks or fingerprints.

    We also produce custom matboards

    Are you looking for professional custom matboards to display your photos? We can help. At Profile Australia, we can customise your selected matboard and make custom-size mats and openings to your specifications. However, please note that there is a minimum standard order for custom picture mats.

    Shop for matboards, photo frames and framing accessories online

    At Profile Australia, we are best known for our high-quality timber photo frames, photo albums and other photo and framing products. To see what else is available at Profile Australia, make sure you check out our best sellers. No matter the occasion, you’re sure to find just the right thing at Profile Australia.

    If you would like to request custom matboards or would like further information on any of our products, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We would be happy to help.

    Made in Australia

    Precision cut on our Swiss Computerised Matcutter
    Cello-Bag Packaging

    All matboards are individually packaged into resealable cello bags for protection from marking and moisture.

    matboard packed in a cello bag
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    Lifetime Guarantee

    We proudly offer a lifetime guarantee on our matboards as we are confident they will stand the test of time.



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