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Old 04-10-2007, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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Figured I'd like to cut my own mounts, I like the nice bevelled edge so has anyone used one of these, are they any good? Any other recommendations? Should I just buy the mounts?

Longridge, the mount cutters people

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Re: Cutting Mounts

I think that if you are going to use a lot of mounts, it is worth doing it yourself. If you are only going to need one every now and again, I'd buy one either ready-made or custom made in the local framing shop.

Whipspeed gave a link to the one she uses recently and gave it the thumbs up.
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Re: Cutting Mounts

I don't have one, but if I did it would be a Longridge.

Does that make sense?

One of the problems with cutting your own mounts is that there's a lot of waste unless you make mounts of many different sizes - like Russian dolls fitting one inside the other.
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I have a mount cutter it works fantastic and you can cut the mount to suit the photo cost me 80 quid though
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Re: Cutting Mounts

Thanks for you comments so far,

I don't mind too much if the tool costs a bit, after all it should last and once it's paid for it's done. Is the mount card expensive? It might put me off if I was spending a fortune on consumables.

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Re: Cutting Mounts

Longridge are very good cutters and so easy to use. Mount board in my local stationers is 2.49 for A1 size. I can get about 4 mounts for 10 x 8 prints from that, plus a couple of smaller ones and the cut out from the 10x8 is used for smaller prints. I charge 1.50 per mount for a 10x8, so get the money back plus a bit.
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whipspeed, that's what I needed to know to make up my mind,

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No problems Dan. If you get one and need any help with cutting the mounts, just PM me.
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