What does picture frame with mat mean?

What does picture frame with mat mean?

In the picture framing industry, a mat (or mount in British English) is a thin, flat piece of paper-based material included within a picture frame, which serves as additional decoration and to perform several other, more practical functions, such as separating the art from the glass.

What is a double mat?

Note: A double mat is defined as two mats one on top of the other (2 layers) where the bottom mat color is only exposed or “revealed” minimally to enhance the artwork.

Why do frames have mats?

Mats help keep your artwork safe by separating the glass from the art or whatever it is being framed. Having a mat in between your artwork and framing glass is important because any condensation that might develop on the inside of the glass can be transferred to your art causing water damage, mold or mildew.

What does double matted mean?

How do you mat a picture for sale?

An easy mounting technique: Lay your image down on a table with the top of the image hanging off the edge of the table about 1 or 2 inches. Lay your mat on top of the image and center it. Aply two pieces of hinging tissue or acid free tape to the photograph and mat from the bottom as shown in photographs.

What is a double mat picture frame?

A double mat never involves cutting through two thicknesses of mat board. Rather a double mat is just two single mats stacked together, two single mats with two different size windows stacked together so the window of the under-mat appears as a band of color around the inside of the window of the over-mat.

What is a double mat framing?

A double mat consists of two (2) mat boards stacked together, a top mat and a bottom mat. The window opening of the bottom mat surrounds the image. The top mat has a larger window, which allows a small border of the bottom mat, called the reveal, to be shown.

Should pictures have mats?

How do you price framing?

According to HomeAdvisor, the average cost to frame a house is between $7 and $16 per square foot. That works out to a little under one-fifth of the total cost of the build. On the lower end of the range are rough-out framing projects for simple projects like a garage addition.

What is double matting?

If you’re new to the world of custom framing, you may not have come across double matting before. It’s a pretty simple technique, done by layering one mat on top of another so that the bottom mat acts as a decorative border around your framed artwork.

What size is a double mat?

Double matted 8″ x 12″ photo. Frame size: 16″ x 20″. Note: Example SIX shows a double mat. A double mat consists of two separate pieces of matboard cut with different mat openings.