After 40+ years, Altos is closing up shop.
We still have a limited supply of circles, ovals and books.
Shipping and responses to emails & phone messages will now occur on Mondays and Thursdays only. For rectangular mat cutting replacement blades, go to http://www.techniedge.com and order the TE06-031, .015 thickness, 1 1/2″ Mat Cutting Blades
We want to thank all our customers
and wish you the very best
— Sam Albright
Alto’s – Innovative Tools for Creative People
All our tools are designed and manufactured to be easy to use and give professional results.From start to finish: Made in the USA.
Alto’s DYI Tools are used by hobbyists and professionals alike. They are very simple to use and create perfect mats that you can be proud of. Watch the VIDEO for a demonstration.
THE do-it-yourself mat board cutter. Affordable, easy to use, cuts any size mat with beveled edges and perfect corners. The unique measuring system makes it faster and easier to cut more complicated decorative mats…standard single and double mats are a breeze!
SAVE BIG with this combo of Alto’s tools: Everything needed to cut traditional, circle, oval, combination, intricate mats, and more. Includes the 4501 Mat Cutting System, M-90 T-Square Cutter, M-360 Circle Cutter, Oval Template Set, Intro to Matting, Creative Matting Designs Books 1, 2, & 3, and Extra Blades.
Versatile tool makes vertical cuts. Forty-inch T-Square cuts large sheets of mat board, paper, foam core and cardboard. Also cuts leather, mylar, veneer, vinyl flooring, etc. Much easier and more accurate than a straightedge and utility knife!
Can be used to cut mat board, paper, and fabric. Cuts smaller and larger circles than any other circle cutter. Use for coin and medal collections, and in combination with the 4501 for dramatic domed mat designs and more. Use to cut fabric for quilts or other fabric projects.
For mat board, paper, and fabric. Oval mats work especially well for portraits and needlework. Included Model 30 Cutter also works great for beautiful freehand accents on your mats. Use to cut fabric ovals and rings for quilts and other fabric or craft projects.
Creative Mat Designs: These three books have step-by-step instructions for cutting many beautiful and unusual mat designs using Alto’s mat cutting tools. Intro to Matting: Packed with matting and framing information: color selection, mounting and more. See under PRODUCTS tab.
ALSO AVAILABLE under PRODUCTS tab: Alto’s Mat Cutting Blades, Rotary Cutter Blades for Fabric, M30 & M45 Mat Cutters