The process of cutting and placing a piece of matboard, with a window opening cut, over or around artwork. The mat serves two fucntions: It protects the artwork by separating it from the glazing and providing air circulation; and it enhances the artwork it surrounds. It may be a highly decorative part of the design, or it may simply provide a restful area around the artwork.
A decorative effect created by impressing the surface of the silver article with the point of a tool cut with one of a variety of hatched designs or a series of fine dots. The technique is used to break up the shiny surface of an object by providing contrasting matted areas.
My color prints each have a bevel cut matt in a neutral gray Sea Mist color. Black and white images come with a White matt. (See sample images of framed works.) The pricing listed for framing includes dry mounting or hinge mounting of images and Bainbrige Alpha Mount Art Care custom bevel cut matts.
The material between the block and the frame in a retrofit window. The matting matches the color of the frame and is designed to make the block window adaptable to any size opening by creating a bridge between the blocks and the frame.
Matting is a technique that allows you to enhance your photos by adding a border around the outside edges. The border is, most often, made from an acid-free paper that looks almost like a frame. Matting is also a non-permanent way of cropping your pictures.
Decorative board that is window-cut and placed around an image within a frame that provides contrast between the image and the moulding. It also serves as a spacer allowing the art to expand and contract with changes in humidity. There are numerous styles of matting, including rag mats (100% acid-free) and acid-neutral mats (for posters and less expensive open-edition prints.)
Reduction of the gloss of a coating at a given angle due to the effect of diffuse light scattering by the coating surface. Matting is affected by the surface topography, pigmentation, and specific matting agents.
The application of a mask to a film or video program to remove information from the top and/or bottom of a picture. Used extensively in both theater presentations and video letterboxing. A hard matte is applied to the camera during the filming or videotaping process and, like anamorphic manipulation, delivers a true wide-screen image. A soft matte is a postproduction process that is done digitally when a film is transferred to videodisc or by means of projection gates in a theater.