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Picture mount - Measuring guide

When a picture mount is ordered using Mount designer,  all sizes are cut exactly as you enter.

Unless you are certain of the exact opening you require, a good idea is to minus ( deduct ) 8mm from the size of your picture  so the opening when cut, sits 4mm over all around the picture.

The reason for this is If you have a picture that is printed on paper which measures exactly 100mm x 100mm & you enter an opening to be cut into the mount of 100mm x 100mm, the picture will fall through the opening.

There are only two measurements required to order a picture mount using standard or custom mount designer.
 

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1. The exact overall width and height
2. The exact opening width and height

Step 1: Determine the Opening Size

  • Measure the exact width and height of your picture.
  • If required as explained above, subtract 8mm from each dimension.

Step 2: Determine the Overall size you require.

An example in ‘Imperial’ Inches

If you require an exact opening size of 6″ x 8″ and you require a 1″ Border all around
the Overall size of mount you require would be 8″ x 10″.

This is worked out by adding the opening and the border widths together.
Opening width  6″  + border width left ( 1″ ) + Border width right ( 1″ ) = 8″
Opening height 8″ + border width top ( 1″ ) + border width bottom ( 1″ ) = 10″

An example in ‘Metric’ Millimeters

If you require an exact opening size of 300mm x 400mm and you require a 50mm border all around
the overall size of mount you require would be 400mm x 500mm.

This is worked out by adding the opening and the border widths together.
Opening width 300mm  + border width left ( 50mm ) + Border width right ( 50mm ) = 400mm
Opening height 400mm + border width top ( 50mm ) + border width bottom ( 50mm ) = 500mm 

 

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