Allinpanel–Linen Canvas ACM Panels

Artefex Allinpanel: Linen Canvas Mounted on ACM Panel

Artefex Allinpanel™ is a professional panel with 100% linen canvas, oil- or acrylic-primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 to a two-sided aluminum composite panel.

What are Aluminum Composite Panels?

Allinpanel is made using lightweight but rigid and durable aluminum composite material (ACM)—two strong sheets of aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core. The panel is coated on one side with a white polyester finish and a mill finish (polished aluminum) on the other side. The panel is 3mm thick (without the canvas) and is available in sizes from 8 x 10 to 20 x 24 inches.

Weather-resistant Allinpanels are ideal for a wide range of paint mediums including these:

  • Acrylic
  • Oil
  • Oil-resin
  • Oil-alkyd

Artefex Allinpanels offer a superior support for painting compared to wood panels because ACM panels have very low response to environmental changes, such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature.

Allinpanel construction of aluminum composite material (ACM) and oil-primed linen.
Allinpanel construction of aluminum composite material (ACM) and oil-primed linen.

Oil-Primed 100% Linen Canvas

Oil-primed Allinpanels are available with 100% linen canvas with a plain weave in medium, fine and extra fine textures.

Allinpanel canvas is primed with a pure linseed oil binder and titanium dioxide. This type of primer does not absorb water readily and is only suitable for oil, oil-resin and oil-alkyd paint. Oil priming requires a more complex process than acrylic (universal) priming and needs the utmost care and attention to produce a quality surface for painting. Two coats of animal collagen glue are first applied to the canvas, followed by two to five coats of oil priming (up to a total of seven coats) are applied. The canvas is then dried in low temperature ovens where the temperature and humidity are maintained at constant levels to achieve an optimal final result. The brightness and tone of oil colors are brought out by this special kind of preparation. The brushstroke is both fluent and well defined.

No. Style Coats Canvas Weight (Primed) Warp Weft Thread Count (TPI)
g/m2 oz/yd2
536 Medium 5 508 15 38 22 60
537 Fine 5 582 17.1 38 38 76
538 Extra-Fine 5 361 10.6 43 43 86
540 Smooth 7 441 13 43 43 86

 

Allinpanel construction of aluminum composite material (ACM) and acrylic-primed linen canvas.
Allinpanel construction of aluminum composite material (ACM) and acrylic-primed linen canvas.

Acrylic-Primed 100% Linen Canvas

Acrylic-primed (sometimes called “universal priming”) Allinpanels are available with 100% linen canvas with a plain weave in fine and extra fine textures.

Universally-primed Artefex canvas panels are primed with four coats of acrylic binder and titanium dioxide and zinc oxide pigments.

No. Style Coats Canvas Weight (Primed) Warp Weft Thread Count (TPI)
g/m2 oz/yd2
535 Fine 4 523 15.4 17 17 34
574 Extra-Fine 4 316 9.3 17 17 34

 

Acrylic-Sized Lead Alkyd Oil Primed 100% Linen Canvas

Lead Oil-Primed Linen is a professional panel with 100% linen canvas, lead white oil-primed and adhered with BEVA 371 to a two-sided aluminum composite panel. This panel is available in a smooth texture.

This panel is 3mm thick and is available in sizes from 8 x 10 to 20 x 24 inches. This weather-resistant panel is ideal for a wide range of paint mediums including these:

• Oil
• Oil-alkyd
• Oil-resin

No. Style Coats Canvas Weight (Primed) Warp Weft Thread Count (TPI)
g/m2 oz/yd2
533 Fine 5 523 15.4 17 17 34

Why BEVA 371 Adhesive?

BEVA 371 is an adhesive used in conservation to mount canvas and paper to rigid supports. BEVA 371 was developed by Gustav Berger, a renowned conservation researcher, after initiating a research program investigating lining adhesives for paintings. A series of formulations were developed, composed of a combination of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), waxes and ketone resins. After subjecting the combinations to accelerated aging environments involving heat- and light-aging, the best combination was selected—BEVA 371.

Many studies have shown BEVA 371 to be an excellent adhesive. It adheres well, remains flexible and is soluble to solvents that do not damage oil paint.

One of the many advantages of BEVA 371 is that it does not cross-linking over time and that, if used properly, it can be easily removed from fragile artwork without staining or damage. In other words, the adhesive is reversible, so that if the panel should become damaged the canvas can be removed without damage to the painting.