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Speciality mats

Discussion in 'Grumble Archive pre 2004 Topics' started by Sharonx, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. Sharonx

    Sharonx CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Does anyone have a source for speciality mats? I used to use the W series from Crescent and really miss them. They have come out with nothing that comes close to comparing. Bainbridge is pretty limited also. I am also still having trouble with certain colors of Crescent (mainly browns). They will not cut smooth. I thought it was just me as no-one else seemed to have the same trouble. Last week I talked to a vendor that does contract mat cutting and they agreed about the bad paper on some colors. As I talk to more framers, I find I am not the only one who is dissatisfied with Crescent.
     
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  2. The King

    The King SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Sharon, you can get Specialty Mats from the company that made them for Crescent - Specialty Mats.
     
  3. Jerry Ervin

    Jerry Ervin PFG, Picture Framing God

    The Palmetto Group here in the South sells them. I am sure that someone in your area carries them. I sell a lot of these and was flipping out when Crescent stopped caring them.

    The company is in Alabama I believe and you can buy direct from them, you just have to buy by the box.
     
  4. Sharonx

    Sharonx CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thanks for the information. I looked on yahoo search and only came up with floor mats or crescent and bainbridge. Do you have a phone # or address for speciality mats?
     
  5. Jerry Ervin

    Jerry Ervin PFG, Picture Framing God

    The phone number for Specialty is 1-800-280-6287

    The phone number for Palmetto is 1-800-521-9793


    Hope this helps.
     
  6. Sharonx

    Sharonx CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thanks Jerry: I will call today. Merry Christmas
     
  7. Frank Larson

    Frank Larson CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I just thought I should warn you....the mats from Specialty Mats are regular old wood pulp mats. They don't have the white cores that Crescent used. That might make a difference to you....or not.
     
  8. Sharonx

    Sharonx CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Thanks Frank. I was going to call today but got so busy it slipped my mind. Will call tomorrow. Would like to see a catalog or spec sheet so will see what they have.
     
  9. The King

    The King SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    Specialty Matboard has a full-page ad in the December Decor (which arrived yesterday.)

    I didn't realize they made the Shagreen mats that Tru-Vue discontinued.

    Website is www.specialtymatboard.com for a list of distributors.
     
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