Artefex Aluminum ACM Panels

Which Panel Is Right For You

So Many Choices

With dozens of choices we want to make sure you make the right choice for your art work. Every Artefex panel is unique, just like every one of your paintings. Lets figure out what panel makes the most sense for your painting style.

 

———–Oil Painting———–

Lets start with oil based painting techniques because literally every panel Artefex makes can be used for oil painting. So you can’t go wrong!

Suitable Panels:

574 Acrylic Primed Linen Extra Fine

535 Acrylic Primed Linen Fine

530 Acrylic Primed Linen Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) panels that are Acrylic Primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. The standard sizes are mounted to 3mm ACM panels. These panels are ideal if you paint on a more absorbent acrylic ground surface.

513 Acrylic Primed Cotton Extra Fine

516 Acrylic Primed Cotton Fine

587 Acrylic Primed Cotton Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM panels with cotton/polyester canvas, acrylic-primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. These panels come in three different finishes. The 513 Extra-Fine is the smoothest canvas panel we make and is ideal for fine detail.

538 Oil Primed Linen Extra Fine

537 Oil Primed Linen Fine

536 Oil Primed Linen Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM panels that are titanium oil primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. The standard sizes are mounted to 3mm ACM panels. The fine weave is smooth but still has enough tooth to not be as slick as a directly primed Gesso panel. The extras fine 538 weave is supremely smooth and ideal for detail work and when it is not desirable to see canvas weave showing through the painting. Allinpanel canvases are 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 three coats of oil priming. 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.

532 Lead Oil Primed Linen Extra-Fine

533 Lead Oil Primed Linen Fine

531 Lead Oil Primed Linen Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM panels with 100% linen canvas lead oil-primed and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. The lead white provides best resistance to the environment from changes in relative humidity (RH) and the titanium white the greatest opacity and brightest white. This type of primer does not absorb water readily and is especially 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 oil priming are applied, 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. These panels is what defines our commitment to quality and longevity. Few companies continue to provide lead primed canvases and we are proud to use Rublev Lead Alkyd Ground in our panel preparation. You can visit their website for details on the benefits of painting on Lead Oil Grounds. https://www.naturalpigments.com/artist-materials/cat/grounds-art-info/post/grounds-paint-preservation/,

 

411 Lead Alkyd Primed ACM Smooth

410 Lead Alkyd Primed ACM Eggshell

Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panels are professional panels for oil painting with lead white alkyd oil priming on a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. These panels do not have any canvas mounted to the ACM panel, but instead are directly primed. This gives us the ability to create a surface texture that is different from the canvas panels Artefex offers. The 411 is smooth but still has a little texture to allow for a steady deposit of paint. While the eggshell finish is highly textured and ideal for thick impastos where a lot of paint is used. The standard sizes are primed on to 3mm ACM panels.

361 Copper Natural

371 Copper Textured

Artefex Copper Artist Panel is a professional panel for oil painting on a copper composite panel, consisting of one copper veneer and an aluminum veneer laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. The standard sizes come on 4mm CCM (Copper Composite Material) panels. No surface preparation is required other than cleaning the surface thoroughly prior to painting or priming. We recommend cleaning the surface with a soft lint-free cloth moistened with isopropyl or denatured alcohol and allowing it to dry. The natural finish is very smooth and non absorbent but surprisingly easy to paint on. While the textured surface has more tooth and ideal for painting techniques that require more paint deposit. Copper has been used for hundreds of years as a painting surface but more recently has been too expensive or inaccessible. Artefex aims to make it easy for you to paint on copper again. Plus they are much lighter than a solid copper panel!

450 Tempera Primed ACM Smooth

Artefex Tempanel is a professional panel for tempera painting on an aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. Although the ground on Tempanel is specifically formulated for tempera paint, it is ideal for any medium where an absorbent ground is desired. It can be used for acrylic, encaustic and oil paint. This is an absorbent ground that feels familiar to artists that have previously used traditional grounds. Due to the absorbency of the priming of Tempanel, we recommend applying a coating to the panel prior to painting with oil paints to reduce the absorbency of the ground. This can be done with simply a toning layer of oil paint.

———–Acrylic Painting———–

Suitable Panels:

574 Acrylic Primed Linen Extra Fine

535 Acrylic Primed Linen Fine

530 Acrylic Primed Linen Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM (Aluminum Composite Material) panels that are Acrylic Primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. The standard sizes are mounted to 3mm ACM panels. These panels are ideal if you paint on a more absorbent acrylic ground surface.

513 Acrylic Primed Cotton Extra Fine

516 Acrylic Primed Cotton Fine

587 Acrylic Primed Cotton Medium

This is a family of canvas clad ACM panels with cotton/polyester canvas, acrylic-primed in Italy and adhered with BEVA 371 film to a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. These panels come in three different finishes. The 513 Extra-Fine is the smoothest canvas panel we make and is ideal for fine detail.

450 Tempera Primed ACM Smooth

Artefex Tempanel is a professional panel for tempera painting on an aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. Although the ground on Tempanel is specifically formulated for tempera paint, it is ideal for any medium where an absorbent ground is desired. It can be used for acrylic, encaustic and oil paint. This is an absorbent ground that feels familiar to artists that have previously used traditional grounds.

———–Tempera Painting———–

450 Tempera Primed ACM Smooth

Artefex Tempanel is a professional panel for tempera painting on an aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. Although the ground on Tempanel is specifically formulated for tempera paint and is an ideal surface for Tempera Artists.