Featuring a 7/8" deep profile and a 5/16" reveal between the bar face and canvas back, Masterpiece's Vincent Pro Oil Primed Linen Canvases offer a superior tongue-and-groove bracing system, eliminating the need for glue, staples, or any other material that would prevent expansion of the entire frame. All canvases 16" × 20" and larger are cross-braced for additional strength and tension, in the canvas and on the frame.
Ideal for oil-based paints, the archival-quality, Artfix Belgian linen substrate is coated by hand with three layers of oil-based primer. Staple-free edges are perfect for frameless presentation, while folded corners with an uncut selvage allow for re-stretching if desired.
Comments about Masterpiece Vincent Pro Artfix Oil Primed 7/8" Profile Linen Canvas:
As an artist painting in oils for some years now, I have used quite an array of surfaces over the years. I purchased one of these quite some time ago and only recently got around to using it. I now wish I had used it immediately. The stretcher bar and cross brace, on the 16"x20" were completely knot free which was a work of art all by itself. The oil primed linen was just gorgeous and had no unsightly defects at all. The finished painting's beauty was assisted enormously by the back-staple stretching used to assemble these canvases and a huge plus being 5/16" relief from the stretcher bar to the canvas, completely doing away with stretcher bar impressions in the paint. I am now buying more of these and will only use these canvases in the future for any painting other than studies. I would include a photo of the painting however I had to get it to the gallery before thinking of doing this review. Please do yourself a favor though, and at least try one. YOU WILL BE SOLD!
This product’s quality compared to similar, competitive alternatives is:
Best in its category
The price of this product compared to similar, competitive alternatives is:
A solid value
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend