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TRIMMING A BOARD TO SIZE & SLIP SHEETS

In picture framing, trimming a board to the size needed for matting or backing is called “blanking” the board. Board pieces need to be cut as accurately as possible, paying attention to both size and squareness. Squared corners and straight sides are especially important when blanking boards for mats, because blanks that are “out of square” will result in very obvious problems with the squareness of the mat opening.

Blanking can be done using a straight line or hand-held mat cutter, an X-Acto® knife or utility blade guided by a t-square, or a guillotine-style paper cutter (if the blade is strong enough to handle the board.)

SLIP SHEETS

In picture framing, trimming a board to the size needed for matting or backing is called “blanking” the board. Board pieces need to be cut as accurately as possible, paying attention to both size and squareness. Squared corners and straight sides are especially important when blanking boards for mats, because blanks that are “out of square” will result in very obvious problems with the squareness of the mat opening.

Blanking can be done using a straight line or hand-held mat cutter, an X-Acto® knife or utility blade guided by a t-square, or a guillotine-style paper cutter (if the blade is strong enough to handle the board.)

 

 

 

 

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