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Logan's Complete Guide to Picture Framing
Cutting a Single Mat with a Simplex-Basics
Guide Navigation
Introduction to Picture Framing & Matting
Designing Your Picture Frames and Mats
Measuring and Sizing Picture Frames and Mats
Costs of Picture Framing
DIY Picture Frames
Mat Cutting
Mat Cutter Choices
Mat Cutting Help, Troubleshooting and FAQs
Mounting Your Artwork
Glazing with Glass and Plastic
Securing or Fitting your Artwork in a Picture Frame
Finishing Your Artwork


These directions are for:

an 11" x 14" mat  with a 5" x 8" opening and a 3" border on all sides.

1. Set the mat guide and guide rail stop at 3". To set the mat guide: loosen the black knobs then slide the guide into position.  Set the guide rail stop at the 3" mark at the bottom of the cutter.

2. Place the matboard face down in the cutter on top of a slip sheet.  Make sure the board is flush with the mat guide and squaring arm.

3. Using the edge of the guide rail, draw a line with a pencil from the top to the bottom of the matboard.

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