Using a production mat cutter


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Using a production mat cutter

Earlier we demonstrated techniques for cutting down board with an X-Acto knife and a straight edge to get it to the size you needed to make your mat, and then using a hand held cutter to create the window in that mat. That's a really affordable and accessible way to get started in mat cutting. However, sometimes you may find yourself in a situation where you need to do a much higher volume of mat cutting. In that case, I think you'd find the hand held work a little bit painstaking and a little bit too time consuming. When I came out here to Quartz Mountain to work on this photo workshop of the students, one of my responsibilities here is to prepare the final exhibition for hanging. And with that in mind I knew that we were going to be dealing with close to 80 works of art that all needed to be matted.

So initially 80 mats does seem like a high number. But when you start to think about the logistics of actually producing 80 mats, first the board has to all be cut down to size and 80 mats tran...

Using a production mat cutter
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Using a production mat cutter provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Konrad Eek as part of the Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs

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