What are standard mat opening sizes?

What are standard mat opening sizes?

Standard Frame Sizes

Frame Size Mat Opening Image Size
11″ x 14″ 7.5″ x 9.5″ 8″ x 10″
16″ x 20″ 10.5″ x 13.5″ 11″ x 14″
20″ x 24″ 15.5″ x 19.5″ 16″ x 20″
24″ x 36″ 19.5″ x 29.5″ 20″ x 30″

What size mat do I need for a 5×7 photo?

I use 11×14 mats for 5×7 prints.

What is mat opening width?

A standard mat window opening overlaps anywhere from 1/8″ – 1/4″ of the artwork. If you want to do that, then measure the image (not the overall print). Our website has a “Customize” feature on the frame ordering page where you can put in your image size and choose how much you want it cropped.

How wide should matting be?

As a general rule, your mat should always be 1.5 times as wide as your frame, or wider. If the mat is smaller than the frame, you run the risk of the artwork appearing stuffed into the frame.

Will Michaels cut mat board?

But did you know that you can get a mat cut… any size and any layout in any of the mat materials available…at Michaels? (And probably other framing stores like JoAnn Fabrics and Hobby Lobby…. And they can probably do it while you wait (depending on how busy they are and if they have your preferred mat in stock).

What does Matt Opening mean?

The mat board surrounds the artwork and adds extra space, so the frame must accommodate the size mat board you choose. This mat exact opening is the dimension of the hole cut in the mat.

What does mat window opening mean?

Matte/Border also referred to as the window, it is the space reserved for the art work. The opening size is typically 1/2″ smaller (1/4″ around the borders) than the art work so that there is an overlap for the art to be attached to the back of the matboard. The opening size is measured from the TOP of the bevel cut.

How do I choose my mat width?

The basic rule: The width of the mat should be at least double the width of the frame. Like all other picture framing “rules,” you can feel free to break this one, but it is based on sound aesthetics.

What can I use instead of mat board?

Depending on the thickness of the frame, foamcore board can be substituted for mat board. Foamcore typically has a colored top ply, an inner white foam ply, and a white back, but some foamcore is colored all the way through. These boards come in large sheets and can be adapted to large projects.