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by Kerry on Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:32 pm
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The supplier I've used for custom mats--both inside and outside window dimensions--has ceased offering this service.  Does anyone know of a good supplier for custom cut mats?
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by E.J. Peiker on Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:02 pm
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I use American Frame in Toledo americanframe.com
 

by Mark L on Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:30 pm
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I have also used American Frame and been very satisfied.
 

by Kerry on Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:09 am
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Thanks for the recommendation, I'll check them out.
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by Kerry on Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:10 pm
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I took a look a the American Frame website and, as best I can tell, while they'll cut a mat with a custom OUTSIDE dimension, the INSIDE cut--the "window" in the mat--is pre-determined. Am I missing something? I ask because that won't work for me.
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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:19 pm
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Kerry wrote:
I took a look a the American Frame website and, as best I can tell, while they'll cut a mat with a custom OUTSIDE dimension, the INSIDE cut--the "window" in the mat--is pre-determined.  Am I missing something?  I ask because that won't work for me.

No, I've always been able to totally customize inside, outside and even where on the matte it is cut.  they have a tool that allows you to customize it anyway you want.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:25 pm
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Go into their mat boards, click on one you like and a tool pops up that lets you customize it as you wish.

Direct link to just one example:
https://www.americanframe.com/products/crescent-select-white-wash-6-ply-mat-board-cs29505.aspx
 

by Kerry on Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:13 pm
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Got it, thanks. I was thrown by the way they do it--specifying border size rather than window size. One is the inverse of the other so It amounts to the same thing.
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by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:06 pm
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Kerry wrote:
Got it, thanks.  I was thrown by the way they do it--specifying border size rather than window size.  One is the inverse of the other so It amounts to the same thing.

Yeah it's a bit odd the first time you do it but after that it becomes second nature.  I have been using them for at least 15 years, never had a problem.
 

by bradmangas on Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:31 pm
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I have used a few suppliers over the years including American Frame, but I always go back to Redimat when in need. It's the only place I get them from now.

https://www.redimat.com/
 

by Kerry on Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:41 pm
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bradmangas wrote:
I have used a few suppliers over the years including American Frame, but I always go back to Redimat when in need. It's the only place I get them from now.

https://www.redimat.com/


Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely check them out.
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