Passepartout & more

Our Passepartout and museum board (mat) assortment includes several hundred color shades, various sizes, surfaces and qualities. Our gallery also strives to select excellent partners in this field, who ensure the tested best quality. Also, in case of the matting the individuality plays a special role: each Passepartout is individually fitted and carved according to your expectations.


For which pictures do we recommend a Passepartout?

We are often asked by customers, when and to which pictures a Passepartout is recommended.

Here you will find answers to the concept and functionality of a Passepartout:

As Passepartout we define a paper or cardboard frame in the picture frame usually for graphics, watercolors, prints, photos and drawings. These are the most typical techniques for which a passe-partout is recommended. The mat is ideally matched with the picture and its frame. It can be white, neutral or even colored. Likewise, the clipped form and miter can vary from shape to shape. The combination of several shades of colors is possible. In addition to the extremely important aesthetic functions, the technical functionality should be emphasized. Cutting out the Passepartouts is done with our computer-controlled automated Passepartout cutting machine. This technology makes any favored size and shape possible.

Aesthetic functions:

» Highlighting the artwork. Doing so the picture is more accentuated.
» To complete the harmony between frame and picture
» Create a contrast between the frame and passe-partout, thereby achieving a special strong effect
» To achieve special (color) effects
» To underline and highlight selected hues

Technical functions:

» Protection by distance function between picture and glass (distance)
» Adjust the picture size to an existing frame size (where the frame size exceeds the image size)
» Can bind moisture and possible pollutants
» Also, to be used as a spacer strip
» Protection against e.g. unwanted sticking in the case of unframed pictures (e.g., stored in a folder)
» To realize special framing techniques (complementary function)
» To be able to frame several pictures (e.g. photos) in one frame

Why is a Passepartout important?

The Passepartout increase the framed picture’s presentation and their delivered impact and make a harmonic connection between the picture and the frame. The aesthetic function and influence can greatly affect the framed overall impression. Your picture looks nobler, the Passepartout makes the picture shine even more and helps to increase the artworks prestigiousness. In such way the effect is similar in every case no matter that it is the work of a well-known artist or a watercolor made by the amateur hand, a beautiful memory, a friendly photograph, great or small art.

What kind of pictures do we often frame with passepartout (mat)?

Watercolor artworks, graphics, pencil drawings, works made with reproduction techniques, photos, prints, copper engravings, greetings and much more.

What do we call museum mat board (Museumskarton)?

The museum mat board consists of one or more layers of the same buffered material. The well-known, high-quality museum mat is made only from the best pulp. By adding a special type of CaCO3 to the pulp, we receive an acid-free, buffered museum mat with alkaline reserve material. This method should prevent any acidification and minimize the aging process. In addition, the mat is completely bound, the degree of connection remains neutral and trough a next step glued in an acid-free environment.

Individual creations through technology!

Thanks to a brand new modern CNC-based digital passepartout cutting machine, we offer new passepartout services! This gives us limitless creative possibilities! In addition to classic passepartout cutouts, we offer new forms, notch cuts, blind embossing, texts and dedications, corner decorations and drawn ornaments! Single or multiple cuts!

Haven't found the right idea for framing your pictures yet? Are you looking for an individual realization and the associated specialist advice? We help you make your dream ideas come true! Contact us today about your dream idea via email at or at +36 99 532 210.


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