I Have a New Toy

I have a new toy. That new toy happens to be able to cut a full sheet of mat board into two sections. It is also able to make slick bevel cuts for making classic mat boards that frame pictures. I use the bevel to make my mounted limited edition prints. It’s wonderful.

Before I bought this little gem I was taking serious issue with my razorblade knives. I would end up mangling about half of my mounted prints when I’d try to cut the boards and then I’d have to trim them again to make them sellable. The cuts were uneven and sometimes hard to control depending on my grip of the knife and/or the ruler I use, and often how tired I was. The ruler was also slowly getting trimmed by my knives and my cutting board is looking like it got attacked.

With my new mat board cutter it takes one motion to make a clean perfect cut or trim. With my old system I would spend a good portion of my day trying to get the boards cut and trying to fix the ones that decided to give me trouble.

It’s probably one of the best investments I’ve made and it’s completely worth it. There are various type of cutters and they vary in price from super inexpensive on up to thousands. I found one on Blick that I fell in love with: http://www.dickblick.com/products/logan-450-mat-cutter/

Mat Cutter Examples - notes.kathrynkoozer.com

Mat Cutter Examples - notes.kathrynkoozer.com

 

 

– Kathryn Koozer

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