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Hardbord is a better support from start to finish!
Build up your own unique painting grounds and textures on this ultra-stable hardboard support. Its high-density fiber core is engineered for stability, eliminating the warping and bowing issues common to other substrates.
Moisture-resistant and acid-free, Hardbord contains no formaldehyde or harmful volatile organic compounds, and accepts all commercial and handmade gesso grounds.
Hardbord is made in the USA.
2" Deep Cradled Hardbord
Hardbord is available with a 2" deep cradle for hanging with no additional framing. Edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
3/4" Cradled Hardbord
Hardbord is available with a 3/4" deep cradle for hanging with no additional framing. Edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
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By Berry Boy Blue
Comments about Ampersand Hardbords:
Very much like these panel boards and brand!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Light, Sturdy, Smooth.
I love these! I keep a stack of the smaller sizes around for studies and quick mini originals; the combination of it being both solid and cheap makes it perfect for being able to sell studies that come out nicely. No fear of cracking in temp changes like with wood, and not as much warping.
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from St Louis
Never warps if you gesso both sides.
from Charlotte NC
These are very useful, good price. Packaging from Blick is intense to insure no damaged corners.
Excellent quality - great for watercolor
from San Antonio, TX
I had been using the cheaper hardboards, but there wasn't an 8x10 available and I need that size for my pochade box so I picked these up instead. Fabulous quality boards! I use them to tape my watercolor paper for use in my box. Slides right into the holder made for 8x10 canvas and works perfectly!
from GR MI
I rely on the quality of the hardboard's and it is excellent time after time. I have used hundreds all with the same great level of quality and fast delivery.
Better than making my own!
By Supreme Commander
from In the Salish Sea
I built my own masonite panels for years -- byt the time I factor in my own labor, it's much cheaper to buy the Ampersand product.
Ampersand Hardbord--online purchase
By Patrick Parnell Photography
from San Francisco, CA
I use these "cradled" hardbords for mounting digital photography and they are great: edges are finished, face is flat, and they're ready to go immediately. Price/value is even better when they are on sale.
from Oshkosh, WI
Without a doubt, this is the best panel I have used.
A little bit pricier than other boards and panels but it's worth it. I prefer painting on a rigid surface rather than canvas. You can feel the quality of this product. It just feels really solid. Some of the panels have warped or bowed just a slight amount after applying gesso. This probably depends on the size of the panel and if it is cradled. I would recommend sealing the panel with some sort of size like a Golden GAC 100. This seems to reduce the warping, with or without a cradle.
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