How to Create a Mat Board with Multiple Openings

We frequently get questions about if we can cut mats with multiple openings and if so, how to create them. If you’re wondering why – they can be used for collage picture frames among other things. If you do want a custom mat with multiple openings, we require you to email or fax us a diagram to ensure that we cut everything to your exact specifications. Here, we will walk you through the steps of designing a mat board with multiple openings.

CherylS | 3/28/2014 9:59:58 AM | 2 comments

A Reverse Bevel Mat Board Cut: What It Is and Why Framers Use It

A bevel is a cut made on an angle other than ninety degrees (straight up and down). Think of a “beveled mirror,” in which the edge of the glass is cut at a different angle from the center.

CherylS | 3/21/2014 9:14:14 AM | 6 comments

Did You Know: Oversize Mat Board is Now Online

Oversize mat board is now available for purchase on our website. In the past, you had to give us a call to place an order for an oversize piece of mat board. Now it’s been added straight into the workflow.
There are two ways to access the oversize mat board category.

CherylS | 3/14/2014 11:52:01 AM | 4 comments

How Do I Order Mat Board Samples

This month’s theme has been all about mat board. There is one very important thing to note about mat board colors: they don’t always look the same in real life as they do on a computer monitor, even if you are working from a calibrated monitor. While we do recommend always working from a calibrated monitor when color is a critical factor, it’s not always a guarantee. The lighting, photography and monitor display play an important role in how the colors appear. We always want you to be satisfied with the products you receive and for that reason we offer the option to order mat board samples. The first 5 samples are free.

CherylS | 3/7/2014 12:32:16 PM | 0 comments