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#1 Scotttyd



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:29 PM

So, I am going to have my first "show sale" - ie. local flee market friend from back home is going let me sell my photos at her booth.  I am am far from a professional, but I thought I would throw my hat in the ring to see what kind of bites I can get - plus the sale is in a small town far from the ocean and limited number of underwater photographers (ie - not in Fort Lauderdale where my pics are probably a dime a dozen) - and might get some interest and can see if I want to pursue something a little more serious.


My question is this - at art sales I always see people with photos matted in basic white mattboards - I have experience in cutting mats for framing photos in my house, but how do you mat a picture for a sale?  There is usually a front and back mat and I was wondering how they attach the two without gluing and not allowing the buyer to remat in a color if they choose? and where do you buy these types of mats (I usually get my matboard at Michael's.).  Also, the clear cellophane bags they are often wrapped in, where do you go about finding those?


I live in Raleigh, NC - so I am guessing I have access to just about any of these things locally, just not sure where to find them


Thanks in advance!

#2 bvanant


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:34 PM

A simple hinge for hooking the two mat boards together and linen tape to the back of the photo to attach to the  back mat. Golden State art sells both uncut and precut and sells the plastic bags too (pretty low end but probably good enough for the show). 


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#3 eric black

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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:35 AM

check out www.clearbags.com and matboard can be obtained from numerous outlets- personally, I use www.dickblick.com for it but I do my own cutting