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    Square print in a rectangular mount

    For the purposes of a competition I need to produce a mounted print, including the mount exactly 20"x16"

    I print square always and usually mount square also.

    My prints are 11.5" x 11.5" and I'm wondering thats the best position within the rectangular mount to have the print.

    Should it be dead centre, or closer to the top or what.

    Advice appreciated as the deadline looms

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    I also print and mount square but have mounted in a rectangle. My suggestion is definitly towards the top with a lot of space at the bottom. Usually the same space on the top and sides works well.
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    Towards the top with equal side and top margins.
    Regards Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Miller
    Towards the top with equal side and top margins.

    What he said!

    Good luck with the competition,
    Steve

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    Would you guys also frame a rectangular print in the same fashion? ie slightly off centre towards the top of the frame? (this presenting your own photographs thing is all new to me too!)


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    FWIW and ignoring the question of "what is the standard for competition?", I have never personally liked a print that is set off to any one edge. I personally like to see them centred and have never had any like or dislike for either square or rectangular regardless of the frame profile.

    just my $0.02

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    I agree with mounting the square print towards the top.

    I'm not sure about rectangular prints. Sometimes I think dead center and sometimes I think off center.
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    the most frequent manner of hanging for competiton is to use standard musem methods which is usually bottom heavy, and in salon style. This means all frames are hung vertically regardless of the prints orientation.

    The top and sides are quite often the same size with the bottom being at least 1/2 to 1 inch deeper than the top.

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    The reason I asked is I just looked at a few pictures on my wall and they all seem to be framed off centre to the top with equal borders around the sides and top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy K
    Would you guys also frame a rectangular print in the same fashion? ie slightly off centre towards the top of the frame? (this presenting your own photographs thing is all new to me too!)
    Yes.
    Regards Dave.

    An English Eye


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