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    16x20 Print.. Mat Board size?

    What would be the standard mat size for a 16x20 print. Typically a 11x14 print would mount with a 16x20 mat ect.. seems to double with the bigger you go.


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    16x20 Print.. Mat Board size?

    20x24 or 24x28 is typical.
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    I find 22x28 looks best.

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    Thanks guys.. 20x24 is standard frame size too.

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    22x28 is also a standard frame size, my personal preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddB View Post
    Thanks guys.. 20x24 is standard frame size too.

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    That is what I think looks best too. Usually I leave space around the perimeter of the print, so that there is plenty of border. Print size actually becomes something like 13.5 x 18". Having three inches on each side around the mat board I think helps tremendously. The only thing I don't like about 20x24 mat board is that most rag stock for window mats are 32x40 inches, leaving an 8" piece of trim along the entire length that becomes waste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silveror0 View Post
    22x28 is also a standard frame size, my personal preference.
    That's what I've settled on too.

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    I looked at Light Impression site and they have the 20x24 Rag mats. Didn't see 22x28.

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    Todd, before you buy from Light Impressions do a search here and on the large format forum. They aren't the reputable company they once were. But they do seem to have moved back to Rochester, NY so maybe things have changed again for the better.

    I just tried out Frame Destination, who are sponsors here, and I was very happy with the experience. I ordered frames, mat board and plexi and it was the best packing job I have seen. Plus the cuts are clean on the metal frames and the plexi had not dust or other cutting debris on it. All much better than the other place I used.

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    That was my next question. Light Impression is pretty expensive. Do guy know of any other places that you ordered from that I could check? I'll check out Frame Distination.

    Todd

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