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The V-groove is a simple technique used to add interest to a mat and print. Its primary function is to break up space in a broad, plain-coloured border. It should be added before the window is cut.

V-groove Mat

In a three-inch border a V-groove may be most effective when cut one or two inches from the outer edge of the mount. This gives a pleasantly asymmetric feel to the design and draws the eye to the mounted image. The V-groove itself is normally no more than 1/8" wide, a measurement determined by a standard setting on many mount cutters.


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