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Thread: How much space around page to be framed?

  1. How much space around page to be framed?

    I'm working on a page that I want to frame in an 8 x 10 frame. How much space should I leave around the page so that it can all be seen through the frame?

    Thanks!
    Claire

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    depends on the frame but on some it's as much as half an inch all around....you might want to measure the actual opening.... I had a big 11x14 printed last year at Shutterfly..beautiful..but the big beautiful frame I had bought was actually matted for 10.5 x 13.5, even though it said 11x14... .. and not a cheap frame.. I plan on getting another frame...but I put a lot of $$ into that project..kind of wish I had it right from the start!

    good luck!
    Anita
    mom to Katie and Lizzie


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    It's a good idea to measure the opening to get the actual size before printing, so that you can make adjustments to the size before hand and have it correct. I just bought a 12 by 12 frame, and will measure before I print to see what resizing is necessary.
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  4. Thanks so much for the help. I haven't purchased the frame, yet, but you're right, I should do that first. Thanks!

    Claire

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    anitastreet
    depends on the frame but on some it's as much as half an inch all around....you might want to measure the actual opening.... I had a big 11x14 printed last year at Shutterfly..beautiful..but the big beautiful frame I had bought was actually matted for 10.5 x 13.5, even though it said 11x14... .. and not a cheap frame.. I plan on getting another frame...but I put a lot of $$ into that project..kind of wish I had it right from the start!
    That has happened to me too -- so frustrating. And, sometimes the dimensions of the 8x10 aren't really 8x10 either. That has happened to me.

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