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    What size matboard for a 11"x17" image?

    Hello,

    I know that personal taste comes into play, but could I get some recommendations for the size of matboard for a 11x17" image (landscape)? - paper is 13x19"

    Thanks a lot!

    Gu

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    I mat mine in custom cut 20x24 mats, which has worked very good for me.

    R.

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    I consider a 3" border to be the absolute minimum, but prefer 4" on each side. As you said, it's personal taste, but it also depends on where they are shown. In a lerge gallery, with high walls and lots of room, you need wider borders than in your house.
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    Ralph W. Lambrecht
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    I personally like pics with wider matts... rather than skinny/thin ones...

    generally 80 - 100mm border around the print works well for larger prints

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    The vast majority of my work is 11x17 on 13 x 19. I standardized on 18 x 24 inch mats, have used that for years now



 

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