HALBE offers five colours and several different strengths between 1.5 and 3 mm - either as standard passe-partouts or folding passe-partouts with an additional background cardboard. With folding passepartouts the passe-partout is fixed to a cardboard behind it with self-adhesive tape, similar to a hinge. The picture can thus be fixated on the background cardboard instead of the back side of the passe-partout.
FRAME YOUR PICTURE AND GIVE IT SPACE
A passe-partout not only frames the picture inside a frame, it also gives it more room to unfold. In addition, it prevents direct contact of the glass with the object. Framing with a passe-partout inside a frame is the earliest form of picture presentation.
Framing with a passe-partout provides plenty of possibilities to enhance the presentation and the impact of your picture. It makes your work of paper look more valuable. With strong, wavy works of paper you should also use a strong passe-partout. In addition, the picture does not directly touch the glass when framing with a passe-partout.
A high-quality passe-partout gives the bevel cut more depth and gives the picture more room (due to the extra distance to the frame) as the framing on the whole is also bigger. A thicker passe-partout intensifies the effect. The cut-out for your picture and the size of the passe-partout is produced to the exact millimetre according to your requirements. Sketched-based multiple cut-outs are also possible.
Cardboard is not just cardboard. For our bevel-cut passe-partouts we only use premium quality KLUG museum cardboard with quality guarantee. It excels through its high age and light resistance and is 100% acidfree - for active protection of your art. The fine structure of the surface gives the product an upmarket look.
From picture to passe-partout.
With a passe-partout you can create different settings for your art. Generally the placing of the picture within the frame is important for the overall visual effect. There are multiple options, from central positioning to golden cut. The ideal size of a passe-partout can easily be determined by the picture size using the HALBE passe-partout configurator.
For a perfect presentation of your picture there are various design possibilities for your passe-partout cut-out. Generally all inner and outer measurements can be determined down to the millimetre. With our HALB passe-partout configurator you can choose the placing of your individual cut-out to be entirely free or one of three pre-set options: "central", "optical centre" and "golden cut":
Mostly the cut-out is placed at the centre, i. e. with the same edges at the top, bottom, left and right. Like this, you can use your passe-partout in landscape or portrait format, which is convenient for changing exhibitions. For a more interesting presentation you can place the picture slightly higher.
With this variation the cut-out in the passe-partout is slightly shifted to the top: the lower edge of the passe-partout is then slightly wider than at the top, which makes it looks as if the cut-out was placed in the middle. With the "central" variation, depending on the picture and proportions, the lower edge of the passe-partout seems to be smaller than at the top.
The golden cut is a harmonic ratio that is particularly comfortable for us to view. In terms of art and placing a picture in the frame, according to a mathematical formula, the lower edge of the passe-partout is made considerably wider than at the top. In the HALBE passe-partout configurator this option is simply visualized at the click of a button.
- Material properties pursuant to DIN 6738, ISO 9706, ANSI Z 39.48-1992, which is the technical norm for age resistance
- Neutrally glued and therefore acidfree, pH level between 7.5 and 9.5
- Buffered with at least 3 to 4% calcium carbonate to protect against air pollutants
- Free of groundwood fibres
- Made of chlorine-free bleached chemical pulp
- Extremely light and age resistent
- Awarded with the highest service life class
- PAT tested with KLUG Conservation certificate pursuant to ISO 18916
- Extremely hard, durable and evenly coloured
- Available sizes from 130 x 130 to 1200 x 1400 mm in every colour, in strengths of 1.5 or 3 mm
- From 1200 x 1400 mm to 1800 x 2500 mm available in strength of 2.6 mm
Exposed sheet of paper.
Displaying the entire sheet up to the edge and presenting it with a passe-partout is called an exposed sheet of paper. Here the picture is mounted onto a background cardboard of a folding passe-partouts and the cut-out is larger than the paper format. Like this, the edge of the paper looks special.
Motif is not covered.
Often the sheet of paper is larger than the actual motif. In this case the passe-partout cut-out can be 5 to 10 mm wider all-round than the motif. The gap between picture motif and passe-partout edge intensifies the effect of the picture. Ideal for signed pictures!
COLOURS AND STRENGTHS
AW Antique white
NW Natural white
This kind is particularly recommendable when the sheet of paper is exposed or the motif is meant to be exposed for presentation purposes. Folding passe-partouts are equally practical for professional storing in archive boxes or when the picture is not supposed to be mounted directly on the passe-partout but on a cardboard behind.
Motif is covered.
This is the most common type of picture presentation with a passe-partout: The motif is usually covered all-round by a 3 to 5 mm bevel-cut passe-partout. When ordering your passe-partout the cut-out should be respectively smaller than the picture. This makes the picture easy to install and not too much of the motif is covered and lost.
A rare and yet very popular application of a passe-partout. Here the passe-partout is placed directly behind the glass with a separator or distance shims to the exhibit. This creates the impression of a passe-partout that is floating in front of the picture, which gives the motif an additional effect of depth.