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Crescent's Fine-Art Media Includes 60 pt Board

Long-time maker of artboards unveils digital media




Crescent, which has been in the matte board business for more than 100 years, has introduced the CrescentDigital line of acid-free, inkjet-printable media for the digital reproduction of art and photography. All of the conservation-grade, 100% cotton-rag products are designed to optimize color gamuts with either dye-based or pigmented inks.

The most newsworthy product in the line is a 33- x 41-in., 60-pt, 800-gsm board that can be used to produce rigid prints.

Crescent also offers three types of papers in sheets up to 17 x 22 in. and rolls up to 44 in. wide. These products include a Satin Finish “photo-quality” paper, a Velvet Finish paper that adds a softening effect to each image, and a Cold Press Watercolor paper.

Based in Wheeling, IL, Crescent was founded in 1902. Over the years, the company has produced products ranging from theater poster boards and die-cut displays to jigsaw puzzles and cardboard shirt collars. After World War II, it became well-known for its line of Crescent art boards (named for the crescent moon shape often used for matboard samples). (Crescent, Wheeling, IL: 800-323-1055,



Interior Décor and Textile Printing: What Equipment Do You Need?

The First Installment of the new Interior Décor and Textiles Webinar Series, Bridging the Gap Between Commercial Peel-and-Stick Wall Graphics & Professional Home Décor, focuses on the technology used for these applications. Our expert panel of speakers cover topics such as what equipment to purchase, what to look for when purchasing, and the various applications you can offer with the equipment you currently have. Watch the first episode, sponsored by TVF, above.

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