This picture was taken, printed, and matted (by hand) in Colorado.
While doing prints quality is very important to me. All prints are matted by hand and go though numerous inspections while being matted to ensure that my high standards are met.
The mats are beveled cut with white core and 4-ply thick (about 1.4 mm or 1/16 inch), The backing is white and 4-ply thick (about 1.4 mm or 1/16 inch).
Mats are also made and cut in the US.
Prints are shipped in a bubble envelope to ensure good quality during the shipping process.