FRAMING MADE EASY - WITH PHOTO CORNERS
Folding passepartout mounted with clear photo corners
Framing with a passepartout is one of the most classic types of framing. It gives the picture a perfect stage by the white delimitation and emphasizes it. The picture is smaller than the frame and the glass does not rest directly on the object.
- steel ruler
- sandbag or empty water glass with rounded bottom
- soft pencil
Many galleries and artists see visible photo corners as a quality feature for a glueless image montage. We prefer to cover the corners.
This type of mounting is suitable for:
This type of frame is ideal for small to medium-sized, flat paper works with sensitive surfaces, such as prints, photos, drawings and sketches, or valuable works and originals with special conservation requirements. One advantage is that the picture can be easily framed-out at a later date and no residues remain on the picture. The plastic photo corners are well suited for photo prints and the folding passepartouts are particularly advantageous for frequent image changes. The picture with the passepartout lies protected on a back wall, can be easily removed and stored safely.
This type of mounting is not suitable for:
This type of mounting is not suitable for large, thin papers that collapse and can slip out of the photo corners at the top, as well as for 3D objects and works on thick cardboard.
Here's how it works:
First open your picture frame and place tools and other utensils at the ready.
2. Open folding passepartout
Open the folding passepartout. As a tip: The overlap is ideally particularly large to cover the photo corners properly. Approximately 8 millimetres circumferential are ideal.
Position your picture by eye to the desired position on the back board of the passepartout. Then close the passepartout and check the position.
7. Attach photo corners
Carefully attach the photo corners so that the corners of the paper do not bend. Leave about 1 millimeter of air in the corner to the paper.
Close the passepartout and check if the corners are completely covered. Tip: If the corners are not fully covered, they can be attached at the top with more air to the picture. If this is not enough, the corners must be cut smaller.
9. Glue on photo corners
When everything fits, remove the protective film from the corners. Bend up the paper (e.g. with a ruler) and carefully reattach the corners. Again, let 1 millimeter of air in, stick the corners onto the background cardboard and press them down well.
Works with uneven edges are best positioned by eye measurement in the cut-out. Other works, on the other hand, can be easily measured.
Place a sandbag or empty water glass in the middle of the image to prevent it from slipping.
6. Prepare photo corners
Cut the photo corners together with the protective film from the roll.
11. Close the folding passepartout
Close the passepartout and check the position of your picture.
12. Insert into frame
Now insert the folding passepartout with picture into the basic element. Consider the thickness of the folding passepartout in the insertion depth of your picture frame.
13. Insert glass
Now carefully place the glass back on the basic element.
Carefully remove dust and foreign matter from your image and the back cardboard.
14. Wipe glass
Use the cleaning cloth to remove dust and fingerprints from the glass.
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
Now put the overframe back on again and press it down. Due to our magnetic frame principle, each picture frame closes magnetically.
Use the simple and classic way of mounting with a folding passepartout and photo corners and be sure of the long-term protection of your picture, without any residues when framing.