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Ideal for oil-based paints, Masterpiece Artfix Oil Primed Linen Canvas is primed by hand with two coats of size and one coat of oil-based primer. The archival-quality Belgian linen canvas has a 13 oz primed weight.
A superior tongue-and-groove bracing system eliminates the need for glue, staples, or other materials that prevent expansion of the entire frame. Canvas 16" x 20" and larger is cross-braced for additional strength and tension in the canvas and on the frame.
Staple-free edges are perfect for frameless presentation, and folded corners with an uncut selvage allow for re-stretching if desired.
Masterpiece Artfix Oil Primed Linen Canvas is available in two profiles:
• Vincent Pro — 7/8" profile with a 5/16" relief between the bar face and canvas back.
• Monet Pro — 1-1/2" profile with a 1/2" relief between the bar face and canvas back.
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Well made and nice painting surface
from Cape Cod
Comments about Masterpiece Vincent Pro Artfix Oil Primed 7/8" Profile Linen Canvas:
When I got these, I brought one of the canvases to my framer to get a frame made for a project. She immediately commented on how well made it was! Perfectly square, exact measurements (not a little short as often happens), and well stretched. I was impressed by her response. When I started painting on it, I also was impressed by the lovely surface and the ease with which it took paint. I paint with palette knife and for me the surface works extremely well. It is rather smooth, which might not be everyone's preference, but for me it is great.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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The best canvas ever....
This is my favorite of all the canvas I have ever used... They are expensive but worth the price.
Nice economic version of oil primed linen canvas
Nice canvas for the price. Not the better; not the worst.
a good value
Oil Primed linen canvas
from virginia beach, va
take your portrait work to another level with this product. I will not use anything else since finding this canvas.
Linen and oil primed.
from Edmonds, Wa
Not certain if this is the best quality that is on the market, however the high quality of this product can not be found in art stores I have ever visited. Not even Blick has this in their store it has to be ordered on line. Linen primed in oil is smooth to paint on, less paint is needed. Looks more professional. I have noticed some customers have complained about waves in the canvas. There is a reason there are keys in the stretcher bars, and they can also be just restretched in the area if there is a wave in the canvas.
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very nice canvas. good and tight with bounce . quality
it's a great canvas and you always would like for the price to be less, but it is what it is...
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I was dissapointed the linen was not tight on the supports
By D the artist
from Green Cove Springs, FL
I wanted to use a high quality product for a commission and was disappointed that the linen was not stretched tight on the supports. It had buckles and waves in the surface. I used another product for my work. I was expecting superior product and was greeted with so-so.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that you aren't happy with the quality of this canvas. Although each canvas is tested to ensure proper tension before it leaves the Masterpiece factory, changes in environmental conditions can cause a canvas to slacken. Moist air causes cotton and linen to shrink, and they will slacken under drier conditions. Because this is unavoidable, Masterpiece includes keys in the corners and cross-brace joints that can be used to tighten the canvas. If you have questions on using the keys, our Product Specialists are here to help. Just call 1-800-933-2542 (8am-5:30pm CST M-F) or email email@example.com. As always, if you feel that the canvas simply will not meet your needs, you're covered under our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
By Craig Murphy
from Westerly RI
These canvas's our the best you have to offer. The first time they came in they had ripples in two out of three, I called to return got the usual I'm sorry said they would replace, asked them to please inspect before shipping out, which was acknowledged. Came in surprise surprise same problem. I am a member of two art organizations. Not good for Blick.
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your comments on this canvas. Changes in humidity can cause the canvas to slacken at any time, so a canvas that's well-stretched by the manufacturer may be taut in our warehouse and looser when it arrives to you. The canvas may re-tighten on its own with time, or you can tighten the canvas using the corner keys that are pre-installed in the stretcher frame for this purpose. Of course, we do offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and we're happy to work with you on a return, but we invite you to work with our Product Specialists if you would like further information on maintaining a taut surface. You can reach them by phone at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The perfect canvas
from Kennesaw Ga
This canvas is the best. Even weave..no blemishes in the linen...tight as a drum...the surface has just the right amount of tooth to it...I like as smooth canvas but not one that is as smooth as glass. I hope these are made forever..my perfect canvas search is over. I highly recommend these canvasses.
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