Mat Cutter

Cut materials to form bordering frames for pictures.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Mat Cutters do?

Cuts materials to form bordering frames for pictures: Measures and marks materials, such as matboards, fabrics, or paper according to size and width of picture. Inserts material in holding device and cuts with knife or razor blade to form bordering frame. May cut backing board to size, using knife or saw.


Should I be a Mat Cutter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Flow Match Sofa Cutter, Mallet-and-Die Cutter

    How to become a Mat Cutter

    Most Mat Cutters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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