I'm just curious as to what the "general rule" is as far as the amount of white border to leave around a print and different sizes. I've always heard an inch around the image is good. But I would assume with smaller sizes (5x7 and 8x10) you could get away with 1/2" or even 1/4". In my printing now I usually print 6x8" on 8x10 leaving 1" of white border, but when printing square prints I'll print 7x7", leaving only 1/2". But I've also always liked the looks of an image printed on 8x10 paper with only 1/4" border, these are nice to hold in your hands and view.
I've heard that leaving larger borders makes it easier to frame if not dry mounting (that makes sense) and also borders leave room for contaminants to take their time making it to the image.
What are others' views on this topic and for whatever reason?