100 photographers will give 100 different answers to this one....
On 11x14 paper I setup my blades at 6" x 9" because it is easy to remember. That seems to give a nice presentation. Then I tweak a little based on the camera/negative I am printing as the image size can vary slightly from camera to camera.
For 8x10 paper I start at 4"x 6", again because it is easy to remember, then tweak from there.
I assume you have a 4 blade easel. If you don't have one, then you will be left with an odd presentation or (if you trim the paper) an odd paper size.
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