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Logan Mat Cutters from Logan Graphics.
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At ArtSupply.Com we have a Chicago store location where we have been professionally picture framing for 22 years, We always use a Logan mat cutter, the model varying depending on the size of the mat, and the depth of the mat board. If space is a problem, if you have a small shop or studio table, then look to purchase a Logan 301 mat cutter. If you need to cut larger mats, then move up to the Logan Simplex mat cutter in the size that you need. The Framers Edge mat cutter and the Logan Platinum Edge mat cutter are for the professional frame shops. Each mat cutter has its strengths and limitations, and so if you looking to purchase one, feel free to call us toll free at the store and we will guide you to the best one for you.


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How to cut a mat


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Logan first introduced the 450 Intermediate+ Mat Cutter (originally Model 401) in 1998. Offering full size (40”) capacity and a unique heavy duty pull style bevel cutting head, the Intermediate+ is known by artists around the world as an easy to use, accurate and value-priced mat cutting system.

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Logan 450-1 Artist Elite Matcutter

(Item Number lgn-450-1)
 LIST PRICE $289.95
YOUR PRICE: $174.27
ON SALE: $139.00sale item
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Logan 525 Deluxe Mat Cutting Kit

This is a real basic mat cutting system for small mats. This kit includes everything you need to cut great mats.

(Item Number lgn-525)

 MSRP: $68.95
ON SALE: $45.95sale item

Logan Craft Hobby Cutter

Logan 250 Craft and Hobby Cutter 24"24" (61cm) mat cutting board provides the do-it-yourself crafter all the tools needed to enjoy professional results quickly and easily.For smaller mats and as a general cutting board.

(Item Number lgn-250)

 MSRP: $84.96
 YOUR PRICE $56.92

Logan 545 Deluxe Mat Cutting Kit

This is a real basic mat cutting system for small mats. It is an introduction to mat cutting. The most basic unit you can buy.

(Item Number lgn-545)

 MSRP: $99.95
 YOUR PRICE $69.95

Logan 301-1 Compact Classic Mat Cutter

The new 301-1 Compact Classic Mat Cutter Logans most popular mat cutter now has a full 32in (81cm) capacity! That means your customers can now downsize full sheets of matboard. An improved bevel cutter completes the upgrades.

(Item Number lgn-301-1)

 MSRP: $139.95
ON SALE: $79.99sale item

Logan 350-1 Compact Elite Mat Cutter

LOGAN 350-1 Compact Elite offers even more great features! Logan's Compact grows up - the new Compact Elite features the same 32in (81cm) capacity as the Compact Classic and so much more. Includes NEW instructional DVD, five blades, PLUS the following new features: Includes the NEW 701-1 Straight Cutter Elite adjustable depth pivoting straight cutter Removable 20in (51cm) measuring bar for straight cutting Squaring bar to hold matboard 90 for straigh.

(Item Number lgn-350-1)

 MSRP: $179.95
ON SALE: $99.99sale item

Logan 550 Simplex Classic Mat Cutter

A full featured artist's level mat cutter with an economy price. The Simplex Classic series is the all-purpose Logan mat cutting tool used by thousands of artists worldwide.

(Item Number lgn-550-1)

 MSRP: $374.95
 YOUR PRICE $249.00

Logan 560-1 Simplex Classic Mat Cutter

A full featured artist's level mat cutter with an economy price. The Simplex Classic series is the all-purpose Logan mat cutting tool used by thousands of artists worldwide.

(Item Number lgn-560-1)

 MSRP: $479.95
ON SALE: $315.99sale item

Logan 750-1 Simplex Plus Mat Cutter 40in.

Logan 750-1 & 760-1: Simplex Elite home » products » mat cutters: board mounted » 750-1 & 760-1 Simplex Elite A multi material sizing tool, trimmer and mat cutter all in one. The new Simplex Elite Mat Cutter is a complete artist's studio tool for sizing mat board, foam board, cutting glass and acrylic plexi and can trim paper and photographs.

(Item Number lgn-750-1)

 MSRP: $539.99
ON SALE: $299.00sale item

Logan 760 Simplex Plus Mat Cutter 60in.

75-1 (40") and 760-1 (60") Simplex PlusProvides the quality and ease of use of a professional mat cutter at a fraction of the price.Features include dual guide rail stops for fast production mat cutting, a 27" (68.

(Item Number lgn-760-1)

 MSRP: $639.95
ON SALE: $379.95sale item

Logan 650 Framers Edge Mat Cutter 40in.


Logan 650 Framers Edge.

(Item Number lgn-650-1)

 MSRP: $859.95
ON SALE: $555.00sale item

Logan 655 Framers Edge Mat Cutter 48in.


Logan 650 Framers Edge.

(Item Number lgn-655-1)

 MSRP: $959.95
ON SALE: $625.00sale item

Logan 660 Framers Edge Mat Cutter 60in.


Logan 650 Framers Edge.

(Item Number lgn-660-1)

 MSRP: $1,069.95
 YOUR PRICE $716.87

Logan 850 Platinum Edge Mat Cutter 40in.

The NEW Logan Platinum Edge Model 850 Mat Cutter has it all!

Starting with the 40” (101cm) capacity aluminum base, this cutter is solid from the ground floor.

Featuring super-smooth cutting head ball bearings, 4- and 8-ply cutting capability, quick-change magnetic blade cartridge, microadjustable magnetic moveable stop, 32” (81cm) removable scaled squaring arm, and dual cutting head for both bevel and straight cuts.

(Item Number lgn-850)

 MSRP: $1,289.95
ON SALE: $775.00sale item

Logan 855 Platinum Edge Mat Cutter 48in.

The NEW Logan Platinum Edge Model 855 Mat Cutter has it all! Starting with the 48” (101cm) capacity aluminum base, this cutter is solid from the ground floor. Featuring super-smooth cutting head ball bearings, 4- and 8-ply cutting capability, quick-change magnetic blade cartridge, micro-adjustable magnetic moveable stop, 32” (81cm) removable scaled squaring arm, and dual cutting head for both bevel and straight cuts.

(Item Number lgn-855)

 MSRP: $1,389.95
ON SALE: $899.00sale item

Logan 860 Platinum Edge Mat Cutter 60in.

The NEW Logan Platinum Edge Model 855 Mat Cutter has it all! Starting with the 60” capacity aluminum base, this cutter is solid from the ground floor. Featuring super-smooth cutting head ball bearings, 4- and 8-ply cutting capability, quick-change magnetic blade cartridge, micro-adjustable magnetic moveable stop, 32” (81cm) removable scaled squaring arm, and dual cutting head for both bevel and straight cuts.

(Item Number lgn-860)

 MSRP: $1,489.95
ON SALE: $855.00sale item

 

How to Cut A Mat

Knowing what size to cut your mat borders to is a mystery to some first time framers. But in reality a perfectly cut mat that proportionately surrounds your artwork can be done without needing a degree in physics. Unless you happen to own a $50,000 computer programmed, automated mat cutter, some simple mat skills are still required when figuring border sizes of mats. But don't worry, it's not that difficult. The following show the steps on how to measure your artwork, decide on the overall mat size, and identifying each of the border widths.

1. Measure your artwork


Use a reliable ruler and measure both the left to right and top to bottom dimensions of your picture. Measure exactly at the edges from where you want to the image to show through the mat. In this example the overall photo size is 8-1/2" x 10-1/2" (21.6cm x 26.7cm) but the actual image size measures to exactly 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm). This tells you that the opening of your mat needs to be 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm).


2. Decide what frame size to use
An average border size for mats is from 1-1/2" (3.8cm) to 3" (7.6cm) so deciding what frame size to use can be easy. Add three to five inches to the out side dimension of the photo to see what the closest standard frame size to use would be. Example, your photo size 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm) so add three inches to these numbers and you get 11" x 14" (28cm x 35.6cm) which is a standard frame size. To figure out what the border sizes for this mat would be simply subtract each dimension of the photo size from the frame size and divide by two. Example: 11" - 8" = 3" (28cm - 20.3cm = 7.7cm). Divide 3" (7.7cm) by two which leaves 1-1/2" (3.8cm) to be used as the left and right mat border. Use the same steps to find out the top and bottom border.


3. Put it all together
This project consisted of a photo with an image size of 8" x 10" (20.3cm x 25.4cm) that was placed into an 11" x 14" (28cm x 35.6cm) frame. It used 1-1/2" (3.8cm) borders on the right and left and 2" (5cm) borders at the top and bottom. Now all thats left is to attach the photo into the back of the mat and pick out a nice 11" x 14" (28cm x 35.6cm) frame to finish your piece and hang it on the wall.

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