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The Framer's Workshop — 2439 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 849–4444  |  Hours: Monday–Saturday: 10AM–6PM •  Sunday: Noon–6PM

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The Framer's Workshop > Celebration Framing > Archival Signature Mats
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Archival Signature Mats
Not just for weddings anymore!

Use them for anniversary parties, family reunions, bat mitzvahs, bar mitzvahs, weddings, bridal showers, corporate events, grand openings, birthdays, baby showers, coach gifts, teacher gifts, and retirement parties.

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signature mat and frame Signature mats are a wonderful way to celebrate any special occasion. Just bring us the photo (or a place-holder), and we will cut a mat with a wide border to accommodate the number of signatres and greetings you anticipate.

V groove signature mat detailWe also cut a small V-groove around the photo mat window so your guests don't accidentally sign too close to the photograph. We then cover the photo with ultraviolet filtering Tru-Vue acrylic or glass under the mat to protect it during the signing process. Finally we temporarily fasten the package into the frame to keep signatures inside the signable area at the edge of the mat.

When your signing event is over, bring the framed mat back to us and we'll put the acrylic on top of the mat and finish the back of the frame for hanging while you wait.

Now you have a personalized treasure to remember for a lifetime!

black signature mat We recommend the following sizes for acid-free signature mats:

8 x 10 photo: Up to 100 signatures - 16" x 20"
8 x 10 photo: Up to 200 signatures - 20" x 24"

For larger photos, add at least 6" of matting on each side to accommodate signatures. Give us a call to discuss your options. (510) 849-4444

Signature mats don' t have to be white. You can create a formal look with a black or dark colored mat and a silver pen. We recommend the use of color fast pens such as the Micron-Sigma pen sold by Artists and Craftsman art supplies in Berkeley, Ca. We also recommend the use of ultraviolet protective glass or acrylic to protect this future family heirloom.

festive signature mat preserved flower signature mat

The use of different colored permanent markers creates a festive look for a more casual occasion.This acid-free white signature mat and ready made frame was created for the 25th Anniversary of Brew Pubs at an event attended by dignitaries of the City of Berkeley.

Always remember to use archival colorfast pens on signature mats. We recommend Micron-Sigma pens.

This signature mat is part of a shadow box presentation that includes a wedding photo and dried flowers. The photo is mounted on silver rice paper and is protected with
Tru-Vue Museum Glass.
pink glitter frame


These sparkly frames come in a rainbow of colors and are perfect for any event. Try pink for a young girl's birthday. Surround her photo with loving messages on a signature mat, and top it off with a pink Bella "Las Vegas" frame. Use sparkly black to frame a schedule of events for a black tie affair. Dress up a wedding photo with a dazzling silver frame--the possibilities are endless!

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