Essentials of Custom Photo Mats and Common Examples
By Maria Collins • July 11, 2014 • Business
Matting and frames are an essential part of presenting and preserving a piece of art. These are the major elements that ensure the art is properly dressed for display as well as keeping it look attractive and new for many years. Skilled custom photo mats cutting ensures that your art within the frame is enhanced. Custom mats come in different thicknesses to protect your artwork and enhance it. In order to achieve an amazing home environment, it is vital that a correct combination of photo mats and frames be chosen.
The Effects of Color Choice In Your Photo Mat Board
Color has an enormous effect or rather influence on the every aspect’s views in today’s world. The impact of color on walls, wardrobes, furnishings, letterheads and on different accessories is enormous. In general, color affects the mood of people or the general mood in the air, it signals the focal points of a given situation in addition to revealing a lot about your personality and who you are in general.
Thus, when battling with the choice of colors with respect to frames and custom photo mats, it is essential that color and texture be taken into great consideration for they have a lot to do with how your photo will be perceived.
A perfect artwork will have the right mixture of frame color and mat color to go with the colors of the picture as well as the intended message of the photo.
Common Picture Mat Sizes
Mats come in different sizes but the default size is 30 inches by 40 inches which can then be cut into the desired shapes of 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 16 x 20, and 20 x 24 inches. Different styles of custom photo mats can be made depending on the user’s desires and they include:
Collage photo mats
Collage frames make it possible for a display of several favorite photos on a small space such that all can be viewed together on one piece/frame. In collage photo mats, one uses a standard picture frame but the mat has several multiple windows designed to show the multiple pictures in the collage. However, collage picture frames is different from collage photo mat in that in the collage picture frame, several frames are attached to each other while in the collage photo mat, several windows are created on a single standard frame.
Name Photo Mats/Photo Word Mats
These are made from colorful mat board and can spell out names, holiday cutouts and other words or phrases. Photos are placed behind openings of predefined desired sizes so that the image is largely seen. Custom name mats allows one to personalize their mat.
Wedding Signature Photo Mats
Wedding signature photo mats presents users with a wonderful way to capture memories regarding special events in your lives like wedding days, birthdays, retirement, anniversaries and special events, with signatures of your friends and or guests. Wedding signature photo mats are framed beautifully and have a photo opening reserved for the bride and the bridegroom. These two openings or rather photos are surrounded by the wishes and expressions of guests and friends and or their signatures. The name of the couple and their date of wedding is written or printed elegantly and mounted under a photo of the two.
Pre-Cut Photo Mats
If you already have your own frames to use for your pictures, then a great thing to do is to go find some pre-cut photo mats. Rather than just place you photos inside of a frame and glass, if truly makes a difference to add the effect of a picture mat. The thing is, you are able to look for a different type of window opening rather than just a simple rectangle opening.