Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Deciding on the window size, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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The next step in matting and framing your photographs is to determine the size of the…mat and the size of the window that you're going to cut in that mat to display the artwork.…In this case, for the student work, in order to be a unifying factor in the exhibition…we decided to take all the smaller works on paper and mat them in 11x14 mats.…There are all mostly a round letter size and there will be some variation in the size…of the windows, but the consistent mat size will lend a nice rhythm when we start to hang the exhibition.…
So with that in mind we need to first measure the work in order to determine how large a window it's going to be.…We'll take a straight edge, and in this case, if you look at the straight edge the first…inch starts with a mark that in set slightly from end of the ruler this makes this ruler…inherently more accurate than one were the first inch starts the beginning of the metal edge.…If you do have a ruler that starts at the first leading edge of the metal always burn…an inch in your measurements that will be more accurate.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces