Matting and Framing: Precision Cutting our Mat Board

Ever wonder how American Frame gets the matting and framing so precise? See how the mat board specialist goes about cutting the mat exactly as it’s been ordered.

Our mat board specialist begins by choosing the proper materials requested on the customer’s invoice that travels with the order through production.

 From a wide variety of colors, thicknesses and textures the mat board is selected for cutting.

Then, with order in hand our specialist proceeds to enter the dimensions into our automated mat board cutter.

Border sizes are enter into the system first, then the mat’s outside dimensions.

Once all dimensions are entered, the appearance and orientation are reviewed on the computer screen to see how the final layout will appear.

If everything checks out, the board is placed on the mat plotter for accurate, automated cutting.

The cut button is pressed on the display screen, then Zip Zap Boom! The mat is cut cleanly with precision and a fine sharp 45 degree bevel.

Once completed, the final product is inspected, and packaged with care for delivery from our facility to your doorstep.

See the video demonstration on the American Frame YouTube channel.

Love your art frame it right!

AubreyK | 3/25/2015 10:07:41 AM | 2 comments
American Frame
It is pretty mesmerizing to watch!
3/27/2015 2:47:20 PM

It's amazing what technology can do now. Why would anyone cut their own mats by hand anymore?
3/27/2015 11:56:13 AM

About this blog

Mike Cromly
So, who’s Mike? He is the man behind the mission of getting your picture frames produced and out the door quickly, correctly, with custom frame shop quality. Once your order is placed, it is in the hands of Mike and the many people he has trained over his 35+ years with the company. A natural teacher, he loves to tinker and experiment. Of course he has a nice office, but we rarely find him there. Working in the plant and improving our processes is his passion. Outside of American Frame, Mike is an outdoorsman, avid fisherman, devoted family man and Ohio State Buckeye fan. Mike's Twitter
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