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Why You Should Mat Your Photographs

Pete Hellmann

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June 24th, 2011 - 09:30 AM

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Why You Should Mat Your Photographs

Matting your photographs may be more important than you think even if you are not planning to sell your photographs.

Matting a photograph provides the following benefits:

* It guarantees the photograph will not touch the glass once it is framed since the mat board acts as a spacer between the photograph and the glass.

* Once framed matting helps separate the photograph from its surroundings. It gives it its own unique space and presence especially if care is taken to choose the right color to enhance the photograph.

* For those who are selling their photographs, matting makes the product more sellable. A matted photograph is a finished product ready to frame.

If you want to mat your own photographs you need the proper tools. I recommend Logan Graphic Products for a selection of beginner to professional matting tools. They also have several How-To articles to get you started.

Pete Hellmann Photography

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