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CRESCENT

CRESCENT

The worlds largest matboard selection.

BROWSE MATBOARD

BAINBRIDGE

BAINBRIDGE

The inventors of modern day matboard.

BROWSE MATBOARD

NIELSEN

NIELSEN

The ultimate selection of metal moulding.

METAL MOULDING

NURRE CAXTON

NURRE CAXTON

Timeless and elegant wood moulding.

WOOD MOULDING

VALIANI

VALIANI

The epitome of precision mat cutting.

CMC MACHINES

NEW LAUNCH

EXPORE RIALTO

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NEW LAUNCH

EXPLORE ARBOR

NEW LAUNCH

EXPORE RIALTO

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COLONNA

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CRESCENT REWARDS

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INTRODUCING OUR IMAGE & LOGO LIBRARY

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THE ART OF FRAMING

FRAMER /ˈfrāmər/ Artist responsible for determining the visual outcome of the displayed artwork. The artist's artist.

ARBOR

WOODGRAINS

COLONNA

BY NURRE CAXTON

Transitional Art Deco Designs in unique colorways.

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ABOUT CRESCENT BRANDS

For over 120 years, Crescent Brands has been at the forefront of innovation for wholesale matboard and framing manufacturing, creating some of the most renowned products on the market. Everything we create is crafted with the utmost attention to detail and designed with framers and artists in mind.

For five generations, the Ozmun family has poured their hearts and souls into revolutionizing the custom framing industry. This foundation of leadership and commitment has allowed Crescent Cardboard to serve thousands of artists and custom framers across six continents.

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2021

Bainbridge Established - Charles T Bainbridge and Sons is established in Brooklyn, New York.

Decorative paper. Bainbridge introduces decorative paper

Matboard Patent. Richard Bainbridge patents matboard.

Chicago Matboard Co. Charles T. Ozmun founded the Chicago Matboard Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Crescent Cardboard. Crescent Cardboard introduced and focused on matboard and artboard for professional and consumer framing.

First Ever Pre-mounted fabric matboard introduced.

Alphamat Introduced. First ever conservation board with a colored surface.

Artcare Technology Introduced. The first proactive conservation technology released.

Crescent Brands. Crescent Cardboard, Bainbridge, Nielsen, and Nurre Caxton become one, forming what we know today as Crescent Brands.

CRESCENT ACQUIRES U.S. OPERATIONS OF NIELSEN BAINBRIDGE

Crescent Cardboard Company is pleased to announce it has acquired the U.S. businesses of Nielsen Bainbridge, a leading producer of products for framing professionals and conservators. Nielsen Bainbridge has combined advanced scientific research and innovative design to deliver groundbreaking products used by custom framers and museums worldwide. We feel this acquisition will enhance Crescent’s worldwide leadership in the manufacturing and marketing of high-quality paper and board products for artists, custom framers and institutions worldwide.

CRESCENT CARDBOARD COMPANY REBRANDS AS CRESCENT BRANDS

In a subsequent move, Crescent Cardboard Company will be rebranding as Crescent Brands. Crescent Brands will operate as a portfolio company that will utilize its resources to manufacture, supply, promote and support brands such as Crescent, Bainbridge, Artcare, Nielsen, Nurre Caxton, Valiani, and more. We are making this change due to our respect and admiration for the Nielsen, Bainbridge and Nurre Caxton brands. We intend to operate these brands independently to keep continuity in the products many have come to know and love. More information to follow as we make this transition.