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Services: Window Mounts, Fabric Wrapped Mounts and Liners

Artwork © Tim Taylor, from an exhibition at The Royal Geographical Society.

Artwork © Tim Taylor, from an exhibition at The Royal Geographical Society.

Hand-wrapped fabric window mat.

Hand-wrapped fabric window mat in black.

Passe-partouts, or window mounts

What is a Window Mount or Passe-Partout?

‘Passe-partout’ (or passepartout) is a french term for a mat, paper or cardboard sheet placed over the print and under the glass in a picture frame.

Aside from enhancing visual appeal, window mounts offer protection for photographs and artwork by providing separation between the artwork and the glass (prevent damage from any condensation – resulting in water damage, mould, mildew or the deterioration of the surface of the image)

Why Should I Choose Window Mounts?

We only use conservation quality board, which is certified by the Fine Art Trade Guild and allows us to provide archival, conservation quality window mounts to enhance and protect your images.

Our passe-partout mounts are available in a wide range of colours and we can produce window mounts in any size up to 60 x 40 inches with a window size of 30 x 40 inches. The cutout shape of the passe-partout is bevelled to prevent casting shadows on the picture and we can create single or multiple apertures depending on your requirements.

Hand Wrapped Fabric Window Mounts and Liners

Alongside traditional passe-partouts, we offer hand wrapped, fabric window mounts which are available in a choice of colour and material options, with bevelled edges in sizes up to 70”.

What Our Clients Say About Our Fabric Wrapped Window Mounts and Liners:

“Having returned from a Himalayan expedition, the time left to produce the fine art pieces for display at The Royal Geographical Society was limited to say the least – but what everyone else said was impossible, Genesis made a reality.

Genesis are the only company I have found that have the skills to produce such exquisite prints, expertly finished, that truly bring the ideas in my mind to life and their new hand-wrapped fabric mounts were the perfect accompaniment to my images. The quality, dedication and ‘can do’ attitude of the team makes Genesis a real pleasure to work with.”

Tim Taylor, Photographer.

View Our Service Guide / Price List – Excluding VAT

View Our Service Guide / Price List – Including VAT

FAQ expand all

Is the board you use for your Passé-Partout Window Mounts archival?

When it comes to Passé-Partout’s, or Window Mounts, we only use the finest 8-ply acid-free and neutral PH museum conservation-quality board, which is certified by The Fine Art Trade Guild and offers exceptional preservation qualities that conform to the highest conservation standards.