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« on: October 25, 2009, 05:53:48 PM »

I need to cut a mat with four apertures. I don't want to mess up boards working out how to do it, anyone help?
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2009, 01:05:50 AM »

I need to cut a mat with four apertures. I don't want to mess up boards working out how to do it, anyone help?
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Hi Dave

Maybe a little more information would help.

Do you have a mat cutter?  Are you familiar with the procedure for cutting a single aperture mat?

I cut most of my mats using a Logan mat cutter, so far mostly single mats, and occasional double mats.

If you need four apertures cannot envisage it being a problem. Are you talking the size and borders (ie the geometry of the cuts), or more the technique and procedure?

Willing to help if I can add something useful to the discussion.

Roy
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2009, 08:23:14 AM »

You may find MatWorks useful

http://www.gt-photography.com/welcome.html

Left List - Downloads>MatWorks

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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 02:14:42 PM »

I need to cut a mat with four apertures. I don't want to mess up boards working out how to do it, anyone help?
Dave.


Hi Dave

Maybe a little more information would help.

Do you have a mat cutter?  Are you familiar with the procedure for cutting a single aperture mat?

I cut most of my mats using a Logan mat cutter, so far mostly single mats, and occasional double mats.

If you need four apertures cannot envisage it being a problem. Are you talking the size and borders (ie the geometry of the cuts), or more the technique and procedure?

Willing to help if I can add something useful to the discussion.

Roy

Roy.
I have a Logan 750 mat cutter and can cut single aperture mat with no trouble.
I will try out the link sent by Jeff, it looks promising.
Cheers, Dave.
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 02:16:07 PM »

You may find MatWorks useful

http://www.gt-photography.com/welcome.html

Left List - Downloads>MatWorks

Jeff

Thanks Jeff, I have downloaded it and will report back. The internet is amazing!
Cheers, Dave.
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 10:51:37 PM »

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I have a Logan 750 mat cutter and can cut single aperture mat with no trouble.
I use similar kit by Mat Master (Aussie) and have made a couple of multi aperture (>2) mats in the past. I was extra careful to mark out the back of the board. One of them had quite small apertures, that was tricky when cutting it.
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I find a little sketch and calculating the dimensions myself quite adequate, it's not rocket science. I have looked at that program but found the terminology a little foreign to me so was never quite sure which dimension to enter in which box.   Huh By the time I'd done that , I would have done it on a piece of paper.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 12:08:15 AM »

Terry-

Was it the term "weighted" that got you?  There is an option to do that or not. 
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« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 11:13:18 AM »

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Was it the term "weighted" that got you?
I can't remember the detail, I've not opened it for a while. A diagram defining the terms used would be helpful in the program Help.
I'm quite happy to calculate myself with the aid of a little sketch, it's the engineering training you know  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 12:43:48 PM »

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I didn't know you knew how to drive a train!  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2009, 12:59:09 PM »

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