PARTICULARLY STYLISH MOUNTING
Freely mounted with reinforced V-fold (V-fold with cross bar)
With this type of mounting, your picture looks almost as if it was floating in the DISTANCE magnetic frame. The backside fixation allows the corrugated paper and the special edges to show off perfectly. The picture is smaller than the picture frame and the glass does not rest on the object. Thus a beautiful depth effect develops, which additionally protects your work of art against damages. Compared to the mounting method with simple V-folds, this is a reinforced version for a more secure hold.
- steel ruler
- sandbag or empty water glass with rounded bottom
- soft pencil
- folding stick
This type of mounting is suitable for:
This type of mounting is perfect for corrugated paper work with and without sensitive surfaces. This includes, for example, watercolours or works on handmade paper. Prints, photos, chalk drawings and pastel drawings can also be perfectly accentuated with this type of assembly. Depending on the type of adhesive tape, it can be used for medium to heavy works. However, you should mount very heavy works more safely with T-folds. The advantage is that the picture can be easily framed.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
Even if the picture can be easily removed from the back wall cardboard later, adhesive residues remain. Therefore this method is not ideal for valuable pictures or originals. Nevertheless, it is a higher quality assembly than using double-sided adhesive tape.
Here's how it works:
First of all, open the picture frame and get everything you need ready.
2. Insert image
Now place your image at the preferred position in the basic element. It is best to hold the image diagonally with both hands to avoid unattractive creases.
Measure the exact position of the image. You should take a little time for this step, as you should measure on all sides, from the outside. This guarantees an exact central positioning of your image.
Glue the fold at the top at the marked position on the background cardboard. It is best to rub the fold well with a folding stick.
8. Reinforce V-fold
To reinforce the V-fold, glue an additional strip directly to the kink as a cross bar. This absorbs the shear forces. In this example, a strip of about 50 millimeters is sufficient. Then turn the fold over again so that the adhesive surface faces the picture.
9. Insert picture
Carefully place the image from the center and press. Then rub the image well with a paper to protect it. Since the bottom of the image protrudes to the front, the image must also be fixed there.
First weigh down your image at the bottom and center to avoid bending the paper too much. Use either sandbags or empty glasses.
5. Draw marking
Mark the position of the folds with a soft pencil to make gluing easier. The fold should be moved about 5 millimeters inwards or downwards so that there is enough space for the cross bar. The outer edge of the cross bar should therefore be covered by at least 5 millimetres of the picture. As an example: with a 50 millimeter long cross bar, the center of the V-fold must be positioned at least 30 millimeters sideways to the inside.
6. Prepare adhesive tape
Now rip or cut off an adhesive tape. In our example, 50-60 millimeter long strips are sufficient. Fold the strip in the middle and squeeze it firmly.
11. Glueing & rubbing
Glue the fold at the bottom centrally or on the outsides to the background cardboard, about 5 millimetres offset inwards. Then rub in well with the folding stick again. For medium works you should glue on the outside and in the middle and for large works you may have to add more folds. If the sides of the picture bulge forward with somewhat larger works, further folds must also be glued in at these places. The steps are then to be carried out analogously on the bottom side of your picture.
Now carefully remove dust and foreign objects with a hand brush.
13. Insert distance strips
Now you can reinsert the distance strips into the basic element. Please note that the end of a strip is also located at one of the outer edges of the basic element.
10. Fix the bottom side
For the bottom of your picture, smaller V-folds are sufficient, or a central roll as in this example.
14. Push the distance strips together
In order to create a gap-free corner, you must push the distance strips against each other with light pressure when all four strips are inserted.
The color of the back wall cardboard should be a shade darker or more yellow than the paper of the picture. So the picture generally looks whiter, fresher and newer.
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15. Insert glass
In the next step you can put the glass back on the basic element. Be very careful not to damage the image and the glass.
16. Clean the glass
Now wipe dust and fingerprints off the glass to enjoy your work of art later.
17. Put on overframe
Complete your DISTANCE magnetic frame again by placing the over frame on and pressing it down. This is very easy and fast because the picture frame is equipped with our magnetic principle.
A combination of a P90 fold and a Tyvek tape cross bar can also be applied. This variant is even more stable.
With this mounting principle you can achieve a particularly extraordinary kind of art presentation. Your work of art can be shown to its best advantage in all its beauty by the corrugated paper and the free mounting and sensitive surfaces are protected optimally.
Ensure that the paper is securely held by the adhesive strips. The center should not bend forward.
If the paper is heavily corrugated, it is only mounted at those points where the paper automatically comes into contact with the rear wall. These points are marked with a pencil about 5 millimetres inwards, or so far inwards that the adhesive point cannot be seen without putting the paper under tension.
For smaller works, mark at the top and on the outside. For larger works, further folds should also be placed in the middle to ensure a secure hold.