We have been a family business in the craft and hobby industry since 1972 based out of Cincinnati, Ohio USA. Starting with two sided lucite showcase keychains for photos and needlework, then magnets, ornaments and paperweights, lines of needlepoint kits and seven published counted cross stitch books. Formerly Prime Arts Ltd, Inc, we are known by Mats by PAL or PAL Mats and now Mat Basics in the industry.
Proudly manufacturing framing mats since 1982, we've innovated and introduced many successful products into the marketplace including see through packaging for our famous Gold and Silver Label mats to mix and match your own tops and bottoms, Dream Mats, K-12 Graduation Mats, Contemporary Collages, Gallery Mats, Jazzed Up Mini Mats, Tone on Tone Colors, Craft Mats, Craft Cards, Embossed Floral Mats, Silk Screened Mats, Watch Me Grow, Signature Boards, Wall Gallery Mats and the newest addition is our Vision Dream Boards.
Mats by PAL have been sold all over the USA and Canada to professional artists, photographers, calligraphers, crafters, national and regional chain stores, art galleries and fine craft and hobby stores.
We take pride in every one of the products that go out the door. We care about all the details as if we were putting our own original art and photos into each mat.
The owner, Suzie Johnson, is a top designer of creative mat lines, color combinations and of best selling plan-o-grams for stores. She is glad to make recommendations and put together mat choices for your needs.
Did you forget to order last week? Had a big sale and need more mats and backers yesterday? Just let us know. We turn things around pretty quick anyway, but we can shuffle for you if need be.
We care about delivering the best products to you and we care about you and your business! Many of you have become not "just a customer" but we've shared life stories and many years of friendship doing business and life together and perhaps meeting in person, as well at shows or our places of business.
We want to service your needs for framing mats, backing boards and clearbags and get to know you too.
And that is how it was! Thank you for many years of business and friendships!
Please see: Where To Go Now? Suzie can help you transition!