This line of 100% cotton fiber boards began its first production in 1970. Over the past 4+ decades, Rising has become synonymous with quality, archival framing. The range exceeds the standards established by the Library of Congress, Library Service Institutions and Conservation Laboratories and has become the cotton board of choice by the most prestigious museums, galleries & framers worldwide.
But this range isn’t just for matting fine art. In the 1970s it found success for artists who demanded rigidity and great dimensional stability for a variety of mediums. In fact, Andy Warhol chose Rising for many of his editions of silkscreen prints. Today the range grows in popularity for silkscreen as a result of the breadth of sizes available.
It is a popular surface for colored and watercolor pencil. The surface is not hard or very smooth making it an excellent choice for all drawing techniques. Fine stationers and invitation converters also find the board quite suitable for letterpress, engraving, embossing and foil stamping.