MAKE YOUR PICTURE SHINE WITH PASSEPARTOUTS
Motif free in folding passepartout, mounted with Klug photo corners
Framing with passepartouts is one of the most classic types of framing. The picture gets a perfect stage by the white delimitation and is set in scene particularly well. The picture has smaller dimensions than the frame and the glass does not lie directly on the object. In this example the picture is presented with an additional white border in the passepartout cut-out. This gives the picture a special look and makes it appear larger. This type of mounting is particularly suitable if a caption is to remain visible under the motif.
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This type of mounting is suitable for:
This type of mounting is ideal for small to medium flat paper works with sensitive surfaces. For example prints, photos, drawings and sketches, as well as valuable works and originals with special conservation requirements, since the picture can be easily framed and no adhesive residues remain on the picture. Mounting with folding passepartouts is ideal for frequent image changes, as the passepartouts are protected on a back wall and can therefore be easily removed and safely stored.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
This type of framing is not suitable for large, thin papers that collapse and can slip out of the photo corners at the top. Also 3D objects and works on thick cardboard cannot be mounted ideally with this method.
Here's how it works:
Open the picture frame and prepare everything you need for the mounting.
2. Open the folding passepartout
Now open your folding passepartout. Tip: The overlap should be particularly large in order to cover the photo corners safely. Approximately 8 millimetres circumferential are ideal. The extremely large overhang in our example makes the use of photo corners particularly easy.
Position your image at the desired place on the back panel of the passepartout, then close the passepartout and check the position.
7. Attach photo corners
Bend the paper up using a ruler. Then carefully place the photo corners on the edges of the image. Make sure that the corners do not bend the paper and leave about 1 millimeter space in the corner to the paper.
8. Glue photo corners in place
Stick the photo corner on the background cardboard from above with a strip of P90 Fälzelpapier and then press it down well. Do not glue it over the picture. It is better to leave some distance to the edge of the corner.
Repeat the gluing process in all four corners of the image.
If you are working with uneven edges, you can best position the cut-out by eye. Other works, on the other hand, are easier to measure.
5. Weighing down
Weigh the picture down in the middle so that it does not slip and open the passepartout.
6. Folding photo corners
Now fold the photo corners together. To do this, fold the side wings on the fold backwards. If the corners are too large and would protrude into the cut-out, simply shorten them before folding. In our example, this step is not required.
11. Closing the folding passepartout
Close the passepartout and finally check the fit of your picture.
12. Insert in frame
The folding passepartout and your picture can now be inserted into the basic element. Also consider the thickness of the folding passepartout in the insertion depth of your picture frame.
13. Inserting the glass
Place the glass back on the basic element of the frame.
Carefully remove dust and foreign matter from the image and from the back panel carton.
14. Clean the glass
Wipe dust and fingerprints off the glass with the cleaning cloth.
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. Put on overframe
Place the overframe back on and press lightly. Thanks to the magnetic principle, the frame closes magnetically - quickly and easily.
16. Completely mounted & framed
With this type of mounting, your picture will be particularly well staged. The mounting with photo corners holds securely and no unwanted residues remain on your artwork.
Tip: The image shown here is framed with an additional white border in the passepartout. This creates a beautiful optical effect and shows the caption of the artist. It is essential to measure the position of the motif in relation to the cut-out.