Saint Louis University

Mat Cutting

A window mat cutter is available in the Instructional Media Center (IMC) located in Xavier Hall Annex, Room 103. This service creates decorative mats for framing.

Though the process is not complicated, it does require careful measuring and a steady hand. The process involves fixing an original image to a backing mat board and then cutting a rectangular hole in a second board to place on top of the image (sandwiching your original in between the two boards).

Please schedule at least 30 minutes for your first mat. The process should not be rushed because doing so can cause mistakes.

Window Mat Pricing (includes both window mat and backing board, but does not include dry mounting materials):

 Board Size


 8" x 10"


 11" x 14"


 16" x 20"


 20" x 24"


 32" x 40"


For more information on these services, please call 314-977-2919 or contact the IT Service Desk at 314-977-4000. Visit the IT Service Desk page for a complete listing of service desk locations and contact information.

Updated 6/20/2016 DJS.