A&P school me on matting and framing

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  1. fukijama1

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    i want to try to or attempt to do matte framing. what kind of paper do you use? can you just use foam board? or is it special matte paper? what tools do i need. looking do use black frames. where do i begin?

    saw these...which would be enough for a beginner
    http://www.logangraphic.com/products/boardmounted/
     
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    Mat board is definitely different than foam core. You want acid free mat board. Google a local supplier, or check your local AC Moore. They typically carry a halfway decent supply of mat board.

    You'll need a mat cutter, a T square, a razor knife and a good ruler.

    Black frames can be found at any art supply store.

    read this:

    http://www.framing4yourself.com/Tips and Techniques Mat Cutter Page 1.htm
     
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    will this mat cutter be sufficient?
    http://www.logangraphic.com/products/boardmounted/compact.shtml
    the only art/craft store i have near me is a michaels...i might stop by and see what they have
     
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    Yeah, thats not bad. It's basic, but it'll definitely work.

    Michaels doesn't carry mat board. assholes.
     
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    damn they dont?? do you know if they carry cutters?
     
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    I believe they carry some of the equipment. Not sure what, but it's worth checking out. I just have been burnt by them a couple of times when I needed mat board.

    AC Moore carries the board, Michael's doesn't.
     
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    good to know thanks for the heads up...man this is kinda exciting...:) hwo much do matte sheets run for? say if for example i were to use a 11x14 frame
     
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    cheap.

    a full 4' sheet is less than $10.
     
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    anywhere online you recommend? i gotta look in the phone book for any places locally
     
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    only online place i've used is framing4yourself.com....

    They're good, but you have to order 12 full sheets minimum, and at ~5.50 per sheet...

    I was doing a large project that needed to be double white matted, so I ended up ordering 30 sheets of the 2960 linen white.... Shipping and all that was well done. No complaints.

    But when I need one sheet, I usually find an AC Moore and pick up something locally.
     
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    NVM found it
     
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    The Michael's in my city carries mat board...
     
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    really? no shit! There are 3 of em that are within an hour of my house, and at some point i've been to all 3 and none of em carry it. Someone that worked in the frame shop told me none of them do.

    Hell fukijama, might be worth checking out...
     
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    ill will check it out thanks!

    do you remember how much they cost?
     
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    I've only done a few matte frames for wierd size posters I got, but what I did was to buy frames with a matte, but a smaller matte and larger frame size than the poster, then just re-cut the matte.

    This is a great option if possible and you don't have a lot of frames you are doing.
     
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    posting for future use....
     
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    darn...went to michaels..and they didnt have the logan 301 cutter...
     

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