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b.e.wilson
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« on: September 09, 2004, 09:46:53 AM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']An 8x10 print is measured at it's outer border. It can be printed in a variety of ways, and matted in even more ways.

For example, I might print the 8x10 with a quarter-inch border on all sides, mount that to a backing board, then cut an overmat that is exactly 8x10. Or the overmat might be even larger to expose the entire print with a quarter inch of backboard showing. Or I could print the 8x10 all the way to the edge, and overmat it so that the mat covers the outer quarter inch of the print. Or I could cut an overmat to only expose a panoramic portion of the 8x10.

There is no standard other than the framer's good taste.

Standard print sizes now come in two variety: wet lab sized and digital print sized. Wet lab sizes are those you can get from the paper manufacturer, typically (in inches), 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, 20x24, all roughly fitting the 4:5 radio of most film formats (square frames of 2 1/4" film and elongated frames of 35mm film being the exceptions). Larger material comes in rolls that are cut after printing and developing.

Digital print sizes tend to match the standard paper sizes: 8.5x11, 13x19, the European A sizes, and in 17", 24", 36", and 44" rolls for larger work.[/font]
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 05:17:41 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']Thanks for the tips.

I have been looking forever for this site I found months ago.  They sell complete matting kits, pre-cut.  An overmat, backing board, mounting corners, and clear bag all together.  Does anybody know of any sites that offer this?[/font]
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2004, 08:39:43 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']Here is the place I use, very good service. They give you the backing board clear bag and mat

"www.precutmats.com[/font]
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« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004, 08:55:11 AM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']I am a little confused about mat opening sizes.  Is an 8x10 opening always a little bit smaller than 8x10?  Is it a constant difference for all mat openings, or is it proportional to the size?

What about print sizes?  Are they always smaller?  Take, an advertised 8x10 print, matted.  Is there a standard to the actual print size of an 8x10?

Lastly, does anybody have a link to all the standard print sizes?[/font]
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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2004, 02:35:18 PM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/matting.shtml

Here you can learn about it...Good luck




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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2004, 08:34:26 AM »
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[font color=\'#000000\']http://www.pictureframes.com/html/accessories.html

here you get all the info you need...


if no just type matt cutting tip...
in the internet,,,,you will get alot more
good luck

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