The new press release goes something like this... The Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) has released this week an 8-page booklet “Comparative Standards for Matboards – a Comprehensive Guide of Classifications and Specifications.” The PPFA Guidelines Task Force spearheaded this project, with input from matboard manufacturers, paper mills, preservation and conservation experts, and industry consultants. This is the first in a PPFA “Comparative Standards” series, describing and categorizing materials and methods to help framing practitioners determine which selections are most appropriate for any given framing project. The authors categorized matboards into four classes: Class I - for highest quality preservation framing Class II - for high quality preservation framing Class III for moderate quality decorative framing Class IV - for low quality decorative, short-term framing. The booklet also includes an extensive A to Z glossary of terminology relating to matboards. Several suppliers should have supplies of the booklet available at WCAF and the PPFA Convention. Suppliers are welcome to email PPFA for an order form. For more information, call 800-762-9287 or email email@example.com.