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Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:13 pm

i'd feel guilty abusing the local framers for mat matching and then walking out I did it once, but I couldn't do it again :(
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 8:34 pm

bashba wrote:
mistersmith wrote:
ttocs wrote:Another option would be to look online at the local distributers of Bainbridge and Crescent mats.
Lots of art supply stores have a wide selection in their framing departments - I know Pearl's in San Francisco has most of the Select and Berkshire lines available, right out there for you to put your hands on and check with your own eye.


:shock:

I don't want to have to bring my prints in to a store to look at mats.
word.
Thats why I just use the Crescent/Berk product catalog. Now that i think about it, i think i just contacted Crescent directly to get literature sent out. Could be wrong though..
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:47 pm

So who knows the secrect formula for measuring for the matts? I tried it once and got burned so I have not tried it again.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:23 pm

justbehmh wrote:So who knows the secrect formula for measuring for the matts? I tried it once and got burned so I have not tried it again.
Er? There is no secret formula. What're you havin' trouble with?
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:28 pm

Figuring out the measurements....
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:00 pm

Lay your poster down flat and just measure out the size of the area you want to show. Let's say it measures out to 12.75 x 29.5. That's your mat opening size. Now, just figure out how wide you want your mat to be. Let's say 3 inches. So what you have is this:

12.75 x 29.5 opening
+ 6 + 6 (3 inches on each side)
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18.75 x 35.5 frame size.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

If you're restricted to even inches, just figure out *about* how wide you want your mat to be, and find the best round number. If we still want our mat to be 3 inches, what you have is:

12.75 x 29.5 opening
+ 6 +6
__________

18.75 x 35.5

So you could go with 19 x 36 or 18 x 35...


Hope that helps.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:03 pm

awesome thanks Gig.
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Tue Jan 22, 2008 11:06 pm

justbehmh wrote:So who knows the secrect formula for measuring for the matts? I tried it once and got burned so I have not tried it again.
http://www.framing4yourself.com/classes/index.htm
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electrachrome wrote:
justbehmh wrote:So who knows the secrect formula for measuring for the matts? I tried it once and got burned so I have not tried it again.
http://www.framing4yourself.com/classes/index.htm
This site is rad!!! I'm gonna buy from them and start my first DIY (at least in part) framing job!!!

Their prices look very competitive too...
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:19 pm

the house that Kozik built, pt. 1

nirvana & man's ruin green

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man's ruin green/blue & qotsa

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green lady art

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green lady BRY

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:23 pm

the house that kozik built, pt. 2

sisters up the lower level stairs - light purple, pink lady 2nd printing, purple lady

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sisters up the upper level stairs - white, upside down, red, b&w

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sisters down the upper level stairs

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my favorite - the white lady

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wall of fame - "they're real and they're spectacular!"

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Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:31 pm

all of those Kozik's were either bought from EB members or came from suggestions from EB members.

thank you all. i am completely in debt but it's totally worth it. i really don't feel like leaving my house.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:33 pm

db23 wrote:the house that kozik built, pt. 2

]wall of fame - "they're real and they're spectacular!"

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that is f'n beautiful!
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:33 pm

goddamnit i cant wait to get home to see pics of these koziks. i'm blocked from most image hosting websites so a good 90% of pictures dont load for me.

got a few i want framed and a few im trying to still obtain.
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Wed Jan 23, 2008 4:54 pm

Nicely done. I'm SOOOOO jealous!
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