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Large Print Matte

Postby Synthtony » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:35 am

Hey Everyone,
I am relatively new to making and doing my own framing and matting. To date most of the work has been standard size photos but I have a large format canvas print I am having trouble in sourcing a blank or even pre-cut matte for. The print is a 60"w x 34" tall piece that I want to matte and frame. I'd like to have a 3" border around the piece so am looking for a blank I can cut down to 66" x 40". I am in Southern California, USA. Does anyone know of a source where I can get 8ply matte board or even good quality cardstock at this size?
Thanks in advance for any direction you can provide.
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Re: Large Print Matte

Postby Steve N » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:04 am

Hi, welcome to the Framers Forum, this is mainly a UK forum, you might get more help from http://www.thegrumble.com
which is based on your side of the pond, I'm sure you will get help there
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Re: Large Print Matte

Postby prospero » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:34 am

Hi and Welcome Synthtony. :D

Have to say I wouldn't use a mat on a canvas print. They are printed on canvas to allow stretching. Mats are for paper art.

And, even if it were on paper I wouldn't use a card mat. Sourcing the board and cutting it is an extra problem you don't need.
If you must have it with the matted look then use a flat liner which can be mitred. For work that size you need the 'mat' to be
much thicker than std board/ About +8mm (?).
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Re: Large Print Matte

Postby Synthtony » Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:30 pm

Thanks for the tips. Good to connect with friends across the big water. I will rethink the approach and see if I can post result when done.
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