Framing tips

Since secure shipping of glass frames is prohibitively expensive, we only offer unframed works in our online shop. And unfortunately we cannot offer passe-partouts.

We receive many inquiries about how the prints should be framed. Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no right answer. Framing artwork is an art form in itself and depends on the print itself, your personal taste, and the environment of the room in which you are hanging the picture. If only a single picture hangs on the wall, the frame can be perfectly coordinated with that motif. However, when framing a series, the frame must fit all motifs. When designing a wall in which different motifs are connected, the frame must harmonize with all of the pictures. A restrained frame is recommended here, as a constant that ensures visual calm. Classic colors are a good choice.

To give you some guidance when it comes to framing your picture, here are some basic recommendations: For custom framing, contact a professional framer in your area. Ask about museum glass to optimally protect your work of art. This specially coated glass virtually eliminates all reflections, blocks most UV rays and preserves the original colors for a long time.

When working on paper you can choose between different techniques:

1. A passe-partout frames the work within the frame and ensures that the image does not touch the glass, so that the image surface is optimally protected. The distance between the glass and the image surface is increased, creating an effect of depth that draws even more attention to the image. The passe-partout separates the picture even more from its surroundings and the frame without standing out too much (if you choose the right color).

2. To give the picture an object-like character, you can also mount the work floating on a passe-partout. The artwork is attached to the back a few centimeters from the edges, giving the impression that the artwork is floating in the frame box. This requires an object frame (deeper than a normal frame) to ensure the artwork does not touch the glass.

The color of the frame plays just as important a role in perception as the material. The frame should draw the eye to the subject and not draw too much attention to itself. The choice of color is a matter of feeling and taste and is difficult to describe with a simple rule of thumb. A wooden frame creates a warm and soft effect. An aluminum frame, on the other hand, looks more elegant and modern.