ArtFix Polyester Canvas Rolls

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A Modern Archival Surface for Painters in Humid Areas!

For over 50 years the Narozni family has crafted fine art supports in Provence France, still hand produced and primed, today. The close attention to detail is what makes ArtFix a premium surface for the educated and discerning artist who chooses the very finest canvases for painting.

Polyester is a modern surface solution for the professional painter. Standing apart from its linen and cotton counterparts, it isn’t affected by moisture, and experiences less temperature related expansion and contraction than cotton or linen endure. Its synthetic nature creates a stable and chemically compatible environment. Polyester is now used by art conservators for relining old delicate canvases, as a result.

Key Features:
  • stable painting surface
  • not affected by moisture
  • extra-fine surfaces
  • offered Universal & Oil Primed
Perfect For:
  • Oil and Acrylic Painters
  • Painters living in humid areas
  • art conservation
  • Students to Professionals
ArtFix Polyester Canvas Rolls

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A Modern Archival Surface for Painters in Humid Areas!

For over 50 years the Narozni family has crafted fine art supports in Provence France, where the warm dry climate is ideal for slow and stable drying of primed fabrics. Still hand produced and primed, the close attention to detail is what makes ArtFix not a commodity, but a premium product for the educated and discerning artist who chooses the very finest canvases for painting.

Much time and education is spent on learning why linen is superior to cotton canvas, but less is known as to why polyester is becoming popular as a painting surface. Polyester is a modern surface solution for the professional painter. Polyester stands apart from its linen and cotton counterparts as it isn’t affected by moisture, so it experiences far less temperature related expansion and contraction than cotton or linen endures. Its synthetic nature creates a stable and chemically compatible environment.

The ability for polyester to be spun and create a super fine thread allows for ability to create flawless, extra fine surfaces that are popular with portrait and realist painters. Art conservators use polyester for relining old delicate canvases; they can be adhered to the stretched polyester without the fear of buckling, thus providing a moisture-proof barrier between stretchers and the wall that archival lasts forever.

ArtFix polyester rolls are primed with anywhere from 2 to 6 coats of a specially formulated universal primer, 2 to 4 coats of oil primer, or pre-sized unprimed raw or raw tinted polyester (tinting gives it more the appearance of a natural linen color).

Canvas Style Notes:

"C" Styles - Lead-style Oil Primed: ArtFix’s specially formulated oil priming gives the traditional qualities of lead priming, without its toxicity. the unique absorbency allows oil paints to bite into the surface, increasing adhesion and depth of color. Colors glow from within when glazed on the surface. “C" Style rolls are highly recommended for all oils and alkyd paintings.

"U" Styles - Universal Primed: ArtFix’s “U" style’s carefully formulated acrylic universal priming emulates many characteristics of oil-based primers, but maintains the durability and elasticity of acrylic priming. Unlike glossy acrylic primers, the surface is more matte and a bit more absorbent to promote exceptional adhesion to a variety of media. Excellent for works in oils, acrylics, and even drawing media (oil stick, pastels, charcoal, graphite), due to the absorbent surface. When mounted to a stiff surface, even brittle media like egg tempera and caseins work beautifully on the universal primed surface and smooth polyester texture.

Unprimed: Pre-sized, ArtiFix unprimed rolls are ready to accept whatever form of custom priming you desire, from clear or colored gessos, oil priming, pastel primer, etc.

Please see tech notes on each individual line item canvas for information on canvas type, weight, surface texture, media, priming information, and best uses for each canvas style to find what roll best suits your artistic techniques and needs.

Key Features:
  • stable painting surface
  • not affected by moisture
  • extra-fine surface
  • offered Universal & Oil Primed
Perfect For:
  • Oil and Acrylic Painters
  • Painters living in humid areas
  • art conservation
  • Students to Professionals
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