Are you matting all your photos?

1 month 4 weeks ago #675585 by Ian Stone
When I print out my photos, I have always matted them before putting into a frame.  I'm feeling a little 'different' today.  Just a personal preference question, do you matte all your photos?  It does separate the photo and make pop.  If your photo has a different aspect ration from the frame, it helps with getting things set up nicely.  

Actually just messing around today, I didn't matte and it looks good too.  

Do you matte your photos? 


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675606 by Glen Mosley
IMHO, it makes no difference.  It's just preference.  


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675629 by Shadowfixer1
Matting an image protects the image. If the print is against the glass, it's going to stick like glue at some point. 
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1 month 4 weeks ago #675709 by effron
"Are you matting all your photos?"

No.

Why so serious?
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1 month 4 weeks ago #675732 by Overread

Shadowfixer1 wrote: Matting an image protects the image. If the print is against the glass, it's going to stick like glue at some point. 


Yep, so true. It's important to have.


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1 month 4 weeks ago #675745 by icepics
What Randy said.

I print and mat my own, all it takes is some hinging tape to keep a print in place as needed. Adorama has a good selection of colors/sizes.

For a different look you might try 'floating' frames; I think some have an outer frame of wood or metal but many are completely clear. Those should have a recessed area for the print so it's not going to press against the glass/acrylic in front.

Sharon
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