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Thread: Matting prints centered

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    How about giving up this stodgy old standard of matting and putting prints under glass ?

    Try getting a Lightjet print made with Fujiflex Supergloss and having it face mounted to acrylic. Or get a dye infused metal print made.

    Neither need a mat or glazing and can still be framed if you wish.

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    If the acrylic gets scratched, can one re-facemount the print to a new piece of acrylic?

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    No but there are acrylic polishes that will remove fine scratches. Metal prints are pretty much scratch proof unless you take a sharp object to them.

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Kelsey View Post
    Metal prints are pretty much scratch proof unless you take a sharp object to them.
    Oh great. Thanks for implanting that thought into my mind.

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    Obviously at this point in the thread it is easy to see there is no right way to matt a print. I personally prefer a little more space on the bottom like many people do. For whatever reason it just seems more balanced. Back in the day when I first started matting prints I usually centered the window on the matt but allowed space around the image and space for the signature so, in effect, the image was slightly high visually because of the signature even though the window was cut centered. Now I cut matts off center and matt all the way into the image so there is no space around the image. As a result, I don't sign the front of prints anymore.

    One thing to mention here is that the vast majority of people don't really care how a print is matted or framed. They just accept it unless you do something totally wacky.

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    Quote Originally Posted by Merg Ross View Post
    Again, a thread without a single correct answer.
    I actually think there were numerous correct answers!

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    Re: Matting prints centered

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffrey Sipress View Post
    I actually think there were numerous correct answers!
    Thanks, we are in agreement!

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