FRAMING

A frame can have a positive effect on the overall impression of your work and punctuate certain elements of it. Considering the right model, material and color can make a huge difference on how the picture appears. If you already know where the frame is going to hang, it can also make sense to think about how it works together with the environment and furnishing. Furthermore there are possibilities to give some variety to your configuration like mats or special kinds of frames (e.g. box frames).

Design possibilities

There are some other things to think about besides the choice of the right frame. You can choose from different alternatives just like mats, a white border on the paper itself or a shadow gap to draw attention to your picture. You can also use these methods to get a picture with a certain ratio into a frame with an even border. These possiblities can also be combined with each other. 
White border
It can be a modern alternative to a mat (passe-partout) if you leave a white border on the paper itself around your printed picture. The image size has to get smaller than the final size and it is important to notice that this will change the aspect ratio of the frame if you want an even border.
For example: A 30 x 20 cm print (3:2) with a 5 cm border fits perfectly into a 40 x 30 cm frame (4:3) or a 60 x 40 cm print (3:2) with a 5 cm border fits into 70 x 50 cm (7:5)  frame.
Passe-partout (mat)
A mat (passe-partout) is the most classical way to draw the attention of the viewer to your piece of work. It clearly sets your image apart from the frame profile. In addition to this it will protect your print from any pollutant-bearing evaporations that may arise from the frame itself.
In some cases a mat with a colorful dyed core can take an interesting effect on your work.
In terms of aspect ratios the same hints apply to mats as they do for a white border as mentioned above.

Design options

There are some other things to think about besides the choice of the right frame. You can choose from different alternatives just like mats, a white border on the paper itself or a shadow gap to draw attention to your picture. You can also use these methods to get a picture with a certain ratio into a frame with an even border. These possiblities can also be combined with each other.
White border
It can be a modern alternative to a mat (passe-partout) if you leave a white border on the paper itself around your printed picture. The image size has to get smaller than the final size and it is important to notice that this will change the aspect ratio of the frame if you want an even border.
For example: A 30 x 20 cm print (3:2) with a 5 cm border fits perfectly into a 40 x 30 cm frame (4:3) or a 60 x 40 cm print (3:2) with a 5 cm border fits into 70 x 50 cm (7:5)  frame.
Passe-partout (mat)
A mat (passe-partout) is the most classical way to draw the attention of the viewer to your piece of work. It clearly sets your image apart from the frame profile. In addition to this it will protect your print from any pollutant-bearing evaporations that may arise from the frame itself.
In some cases a mat with a colorful dyed core can take an interesting effect on your work.
In terms of aspect ratios the same hints apply to mats as they do for a white border as mentioned above.
Shadow gap
A shadow gap frame leaves a small gap between the frame profile and the image area. This results in gaining more plasticity and is giving a special impression. To realize a shadow gap frame it is neccesary to mount your picture on stable support material like Forex® or Alu-Dibond®. The frame has also to be modified with extra spacers to adjust the level between the surfaces of the frame and the picture.
Shadow gap
A shadow gap frame leaves a small gap between the frame profile and the image area. This results in gaining more plasticity and is giving a special impression. To realize a shadow gap frame it is neccesary to mount your picture on stable support material like Forex® or Alu-Dibond®. The frame has also to be modified with extra spacers to adjust the level between the surfaces of the frame and the picture.

The price of a frame is depending on many different factors, because of that we can not offer a detailed price list for the countless combinations of materials, profiles, colors and glasses.

We are working together with several frame builders which are specialized on different materials, sizes and qualities. Just send us a message if you would like to receive a quote for a certain frame setup or if you have any further questions concerning our framing options.

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