Make and Sell Professional Looking Framed Photos

Professionally framing photos is expensive but there is a cheaper way to get the professional look using mat/mount board and a off the shelf frame.

Process
Cut mat board to size using a guillotine to fit inside frame, then use a mat cutter to cut the border around photo. Add mat/mount board and photo to frame.

Cut mat/mount board to size | Credit: Framing4Yourself
Cut mat/mount board to size | Credit: Framing4Yourself
Mat/mount board cut to size
Mat/mount board cut to size
Frame, mat/mount board and photo
Frame, mat/mount board and photo
Add mat/mount board to frame
Add mat/mount board to frame
And then add the photo
And then add the photo
Close the frame
Close the frame
You now have a photo
You now have a photo
That looks like it was professionally framed
That looks like it was professionally framed

Materials and Equipment Needed
Mat / mount board
Mat cutter
Guillotine
Off the shelf photo frames

Mat board

Mat or mount board is flat piece of paper-based material used in picture framing, which serves as decoration and to separate the art from the glass. Putting…

Mat cutter

A mat cutter or mat board cutter is used to cut mat board (at an angle) before inserting it into the (photo / painting) frame.

Mat cutter | Credit: Blick
Mat cutter | Credit: Blick

 

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