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. Passe-partouts are also known as window mounts.
Aside from enhancing visual appeal, mounts offer protection for photographs and artwork by separating the artwork and the glass (preventing any condensation – resulting in water damage, mould, mildew or the deterioration of the surface of the image).
Why Should I Choose Window Mounts or Passe-partouts?
We only use a conservation quality board, certified by the Fine Art Trade Guild, which provides 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 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.
We believe that your mount should complement your artwork and aid in protecting and preserving it rather than shifting focus to what surrounds it. Our team is on-hand and ready to advise you on on finishing solutions and we have have samples of mounts on-hand to put beside your work.
Hand Wrapped Fabric Window Mounts and Liners
Alongside traditional passe-partouts, we offer hand-wrapped fabric window mounts using the finest quality Manhasset Oyster linen. Linen is preferred over cotton for Fabric Wrapped Mats as a conservation-friendly material.
We produce fabric-wrapped mats entirely in-house, using the finest quality materials and in sizes up to 70″.
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.
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