Quote Originally Posted by tkamiya View Post
Dan,

Do I understand correctly that when you say 1/4" and 1/2" border, you are talking about the white border on photo paper around the image? Also, you mean your mat is cut with equal width all the way around? Or, did you really mean 1/4 inch width mat around the image except for the bottom? That's really narrow.
Well, I float-mat, meaning that I trim the white border off the edges of the print, mount the print to a 2 ply mount board, and cut the mat board 1/2" wider and 3/4" longer than the print, centering it left-right, and placing it 1/4" from the top and 1/2" from the bottom of the mat window. I like the relief that float mounting creates, but leaving the border on and placing it 1/4" from the sides and top and 1/2" from the bottom is the same idea. And yes, my borders are equal all the way around, usually 3".