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Choose the Right Backing Board
Backing board has a few functions in the frame:
- To keep dust, insects and other pollutants out when sealed with tape.
- To add rigidity to the frame.
- To protect the artwork from damage.
Tip: You can order most of our backing boards as part of our Mixed Sheet Despatch service along with any mixture of mountboards and acrylic glazing - the minimum order is just 10 sheets.
Corri Cor is lightweight, rigid, and easy to cut. It has a corrugated cardboard core, is FSC certified and available in five grades.
Grey Board is a good budget option.
Pulp Board is lightweight, easy to cut and economical, kraft lined versions look more traditional.
Foam Centre Board is light, rigid and easy to cut and can be a good option when trying to reduce the weight of a frame.
MDF is smooth on both sides, it’s easiest to cut on a panel cutter like the Keencut Excalibur but you can do it with a good quality knife and straightedge. The larger 1220mm x 915mm sheet size means it’s only available in full packs, not on our Mixed Sheet Despatch service.
Correx Polyprop Board is an extruded twin-wall polypropylene sheet which is acid-free, archival quality & totally moisture proof, making it ideal for damp environments such as bathrooms. Lightweight and easy to cut. Pair with Lineco Frame Sealing Tape - the aluminium backing helps prevent moisture penetration.