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Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter

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Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter

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Product Highlights

  • Heavy-Duty Pull Style Cutter
  • Straight or Bevel Cuts
  • 90 Degree Squaring Bar
  • Cuts 2 or 4-Ply Board
  • Accepts Optional Glass Cutter/V-Groovers
  • Aluminum Channels
  • For Photographers and Framers
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You Pay: $199.00

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The Artist Elite Mat Cutter from Logan Graphics is a complete and cost-effective system for cutting mats. Complete with straight and bevel cutters, this unit has both depth and border adjustments. Rail stops and anti-crawl pins help control your cuts so precise mats can be achieved. The vinyl covered border is also divided into inch and metric scales. The mat guide aligns your border and holds your mat in position while the guide rail keeps your blade straight. The Artist Elite Mat Cutter comes with a pack of five blades and is backed by a two-year warranty.

Note: Replacement Blades: #270

Vinyl covered cutting board
Cost-effective way to save money on framing
Easy to use - fully adjustable to suit your need
20" (51cm) removable scale and stop used to cut matboard to size
Cut Length 40" (1 m)
Capacity Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dimensions 45.0 x 10.5 x 6.5"(114.3 x 26.7 x 16.5cm)
Weight 14.6 lb (6.6kg)
Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter
  • Straight Cutter
  • Bevel Cutter
  • Measuring Bar
  • Measuring Bar Stop
  • Squaring Bar
  • Mat Guide
  • 2 x Mat Guide Channels
  • 2 x Channel Screws
  • 2 x Rail Stops
  • Screwdriver
  • Blade Pack (5)
  • Two-Year Warranty
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    Logan Graphics450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter
     
    4.2

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (8)
    • Clean edges (4)
    • Cuts straight (4)
    • Durable (4)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5), Midrange shopper (3)
          • Primary use:
          • Personal (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (13)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great Mat cutter for DIYers

        I'm a beginner in mat cutting, but the Logan mat cutter has made the job simple and easy. The mat cutter sets up easy and cuts easy - simple as that. I've made...Read complete review

        I'm a beginner in mat cutting, but the Logan mat cutter has made the job simple and easy. The mat cutter sets up easy and cuts easy - simple as that. I've made double mats my 1st time using the unit. If you want to be creative or is a DIYer like myself and prefer to do things yourself then this mat cutter is for you. Don't be intimidated, mat cutting is easier than it looks, just keep the DVD handy for reference.

        In response to the one reviewer that stated that the squaring bar was loose, the reviewer must have received a bad squaring block or not familiar with how to install it. I had to use a rubber malet to install the squaring block in my unit, which means it does not wiggle at all. If you can install the squaring bar without any resistance then contact Logan. Again I had to tap mine into place. I've cut mat down to size with no problem with the 450 mat cutter using its squaring bar.

        Good product that made mat cutting easy and affordable.

        I only gave it 4 stars because I wish the measuring bar could be screwed down to make it more stable. In it's current form, it only mounts into the unit with a peg like arm, so it can move on you, so just be carefull and make sure the stop is against the mat to prevent movement.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Inadequate for squaring mat board

        My expectations were probably inappropriate but the Logan Graphics web site says this has a mat squaring mechanism. This cutter is inadequate to cut 32" X 40" mat board down to...Read complete review

        My expectations were probably inappropriate but the Logan Graphics web site says this has a mat squaring mechanism. This cutter is inadequate to cut 32" X 40" mat board down to size. The squaring arm that extends to the right at the bottom of the board has significant play at the right end. I bought a 2'X4" piece of ¾" MDF particle board and a metal measuring ruler and clamped the mat cutter and the ruler down to the work table with "C" clamps to assure a square cut. Then I got along fine.

        The product does an excellent job of cutting the opening in mats and it does a good job of trimming two or three inches off a mat that you know to be square. I got a decent product for the money. I notice that the Logan video clip on how to square mat board uses one of their more expensive products.

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        4.0

        Great Buy

        By Cristi

        from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday use
          • Home
          • Landscape Photography
          • Studio

          Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

          We use the cutter to mat our art work for shows and sell. We already cut few mats and it is easy to assemble and use.The only thing is that the ruler is not properly adjusted at zero, never the less it's easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Happy with this produce

          By D

          from Winnipeg

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

              I moved up from a much simpler model and this cutter really speeds up the process of mat cutting. I added a squaring bar to the right side which greatly improves the unit. Something the higher end models have but I didn't want to pay for. Not as impressed with the straight cutter - seems to wander a bit. The bevel cutter is wonderful.

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              • No

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              4.0

              So simple I can do it.

              By Oryon

              from Morton, WA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate And Precise
              • Easy to Use
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                  First off it is a great product. Why not 4 stars? Because I feel 5 stars should be reserved for a product that is absolutely stellar. I bought the product so that I could create my own custom mats for my photography. Store mats are generally confined to a specific size limiting my ability to crop as I would like. This cutter gives me the flexibility. Right out of the box it was square but it is simple to re-square and plumb if that should become necessary. Spot-on! The guideline mark on the cutter is perfect - you stop when the line crosses the adjoining mark. I don't have a complaint and at the price I wouldn't even if I did. Simple to use, affordable and accurate. It is a winner!

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Good economical mat cutter

                  By Eric

                  from Burbank

                  Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                  My only issue is the the cutter itself rides on a track. Nothing holds it down. It does cut accurately you just have to be mindful.

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                  5.0

                  Mat Cutter By Logan

                  By Tony

                  from Tucson,AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Organized

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mat Odd Size Photos

                    Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                    I purchased this product to eliminate the cost and wait time required by commercial outlets. I have photos that are unique in size and require specific mat criteria. This cutter meets and exceeds my expectations. It's easy to use and accurate. Minimal assembly required with easy to follow instructions. I recommend this product to anyone that wants to mat their own photos.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Good mat cutter

                    By Lepto

                    from California

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                        Better quality than expected

                        Good customer service thru Logan

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Love it!

                        By JR

                        from Maine

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Organized

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                            Easy to use, well built. the only downside is the squaring bar on mine is a bit skewed, but it's so minor that buy paying attention takes care of things just fine. For the money it's a great buy.

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                            • No

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                            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            3.0

                            Good but cant cut 8 ply mats

                            By Chris

                            from Canada

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                  This equipment makes making mat a breeze. However, should have spent the extra $ for the 750 model. The mat cutter in this model can only cut 4 ply mat and the rest/bar used to keep the mat edge at 90 deg to the cut is very small and not as usefull compared to the 750 model. The straight cutter is plastic and feels cheap and out of place with the rest of the gear. Other than the fact that I cannot do 8 ply mats,still reasonnably happy with the equipment.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very easy to use

                                  By Jmarino

                                  from Morgantown WV

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                      I thought I would be overwhelmed with this product, trying to get everything lined up and cut right. This is a great product and the video really walks you right through everything.

                                      You save the cost of the cutter in buying bulk mats and cutting them yourself.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • Yes

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Great way to get started

                                      By Bob Big Elk

                                      from Montana

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Easy To Load Photos
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Archive
                                        • Black & White Photos
                                        • Display
                                        • Traditional Prints

                                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                        The Artist Elite 450-1 Mat Cutter is a great way to get started matting your work. With a less expensive cutter I spent so much time making sure of measurements and trying to keep my cuts straight. This model provides the basic professional controls which allow the user to concentrate on the creative side and not just the mechanical. I do wish it handled cuts up to about 45 inches. Someday I might want to upgrade, but for now I sure can't see why.

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                                        • No

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Great Mat cutter for DIYers

                                        By Methodical

                                        from Maryland

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Pros

                                        • Affordable
                                        • Easy Set Up And Break Dow
                                        • Makes Mat Cutting Easy
                                        • Very Helpful Dvd Included

                                        Cons

                                        • Measuring Bar Not Stable

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Mat Cutting

                                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                        I'm a beginner in mat cutting, but the Logan mat cutter has made the job simple and easy. The mat cutter sets up easy and cuts easy - simple as that. I've made double mats my 1st time using the unit. If you want to be creative or is a DIYer like myself and prefer to do things yourself then this mat cutter is for you. Don't be intimidated, mat cutting is easier than it looks, just keep the DVD handy for reference.

                                        In response to the one reviewer that stated that the squaring bar was loose, the reviewer must have received a bad squaring block or not familiar with how to install it. I had to use a rubber malet to install the squaring block in my unit, which means it does not wiggle at all. If you can install the squaring bar without any resistance then contact Logan. Again I had to tap mine into place. I've cut mat down to size with no problem with the 450 mat cutter using its squaring bar.

                                        Good product that made mat cutting easy and affordable.

                                        I only gave it 4 stars because I wish the measuring bar could be screwed down to make it more stable. In it's current form, it only mounts into the unit with a peg like arm, so it can move on you, so just be carefull and make sure the stop is against the mat to prevent movement.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Enjoying this cutter

                                        By Nanc

                                        from Japan

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                              It's the perfect size not to big not to small. I use it for cutting picture mats and I love it.
                                              I have nothing bad to say about.

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                                              • No

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                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              4.0

                                              450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter

                                              By Fox Farm

                                              from Manistee MI

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                    Takes some getting use to as I am use to cutting from right to left not top to bottom. The cutter is pulled toward your body. Never have I used a razor knife where you pull it to you. So it has taken some time to reajust.
                                                    I did try to order a different knife with the board but more expense and the other knife did not come with the bearings that this packaged cutter had, so I bit the bullet and am getting use to it. I have not cut myself so far. The other problem is that the 40" board has to hang off my table since it has to be placed perpendicular to you. Akward.

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                                                    • No

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                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    This is a very good product.

                                                    By Johnny Photo Buff

                                                    from Hillsborough, NJ

                                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Attractive Design
                                                    • Strong Construction
                                                    • Well Organized

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                        I had a simple Logan tool,no mat board, had to struggle, but got the job done, though not as good as I would like. The Logan 450-1: 40 Artist Elite Mat Cutter Seemed the way to go, but even though I did what the dvd suggested, when I was done cutting the mat the window did not fall out, maybe the blade lost it's cutting edge, I'm sure once I learn more how to use it it will perform the way I need it to. I would definitly recomend this to friends and family.

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                                                        • Yes

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                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        4.0

                                                        450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter by Lo

                                                        By Brett Parman

                                                        from Chattanooga, TN

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                              I used this to cut 15 sheets of 32"x40" mat board down to mattes for my 13x19" prints. You can't really find mattes for this size of print, so it was necessary to cut my own, but it also saved me a bunch even if you could find them because once I cut the 13x19 windows out of the 18x24 frames I was able to make more mattes out of the window for 8.5x11 prints in 11x14 frames. With 15 full sheets I was able to almost fill a century portfolio box for each size...20x24 (18x24 mattes with 13x19 prints-no box to fit that size), 11x14 box with 8.5x11 prints, and 8x10 box with 5x7 prints.
                                                              Probably not professional grade cutter but works well enough for me.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              4.0

                                                              Good hobby-grade product

                                                              By mtully

                                                              from methuen, MA

                                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Strong Construction

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Carrying case is useless

                                                              Best Uses

                                                              • Small production runs

                                                              Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                              I purchased this after years spent trying to cut mats with a simple cutting tool and T square. I should have bought it much sooner. My scrap rate has gone way down. Simple to use and works very well. The included instructional DVD got me up to speed very quickly. This 40" model may have been overkill for my needs, but the large cutting table is useful for cutting full boards down to frame size.

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                                                              • No

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                                                              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              3.0

                                                              Inadequate for squaring mat board

                                                              By Proteinchemist

                                                              from Pipersville, PA

                                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                                    My expectations were probably inappropriate but the Logan Graphics web site says this has a mat squaring mechanism. This cutter is inadequate to cut 32" X 40" mat board down to size. The squaring arm that extends to the right at the bottom of the board has significant play at the right end. I bought a 2'X4" piece of ¾" MDF particle board and a metal measuring ruler and clamped the mat cutter and the ruler down to the work table with "C" clamps to assure a square cut. Then I got along fine.

                                                                    The product does an excellent job of cutting the opening in mats and it does a good job of trimming two or three inches off a mat that you know to be square. I got a decent product for the money. I notice that the Logan video clip on how to square mat board uses one of their more expensive products.

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                                                                    • No

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                                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter is Great

                                                                    By Barb and Tom

                                                                    from Camarillo, CA

                                                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Clean Edges
                                                                    • Cuts Straight
                                                                    • Easy to use
                                                                    • Good Cutting Capacity
                                                                    • Sturdy

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Home Use
                                                                      • Non-Standard Mat Sizes

                                                                      Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                                      We did double mats for four pictures in a very short time. The video showed us exactly what we needed to do. Both regular mat cutter and the bevel mat cutter were easy to use and we got perfect results. Wish we would have gotten this sooner. Would have saved us a lot of money by now. Worth every penny.

                                                                      • Primary use:
                                                                      • Personal

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                                                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      Professional Results First Time

                                                                      By PhotoGuy

                                                                      from Geneva, Ohio

                                                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Clean Edges
                                                                      • Cuts Straight
                                                                      • Good Cutting Capacity
                                                                      • Save over precut mats
                                                                      • Sturdy

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • High Volume
                                                                        • Low Volume

                                                                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                                        Well built and accurate with a very informative instructional DVD. Watch the DVD before you try to use the cutter, then watch it again. As with many other crafts measure twice and hopefully you will only have to cut once. Make sure you have a level sturdy surface that is large enough to support the cutter and the overhang of the mat boards. Comes with production stops for multiple repeat cuts.

                                                                        • Primary use:
                                                                        • Personal

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                                                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        Dependability from Logan

                                                                        By ars

                                                                        from Chicago, IL

                                                                        About Me Budget Shopper

                                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • Clean Edges
                                                                        • Cuts Straight
                                                                        • Good Cutting Capacity
                                                                        • Heavy Duty
                                                                        • Sturdy

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Haven't found one yet

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • Photography Mattes
                                                                        • Professional Production

                                                                        Comments about Logan Graphics 450-1: 40" Artist Elite Mat Cutter:

                                                                        Smooth guide rail
                                                                        heavy duty
                                                                        cuts very straight
                                                                        bevel cuts are perfect

                                                                        • Primary use:
                                                                        • Business

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