This 24x96 is one of our Extreme Rectangle SIzes in the 4:1 Aspect Ratio. Medium weight Belgian Linen - primed weight: 13 oz.. It's sized and primed with an archival quality oil primer, impervious to paints leaching through that harm the fabric. For oils or alkyds only. It's highly absorbent and has excellent qualities of luminosity. It has a warm yellowish hue and is an extraordinary painting surface! Linen is strong and it's natural oils keep it flexible and prevents disintegration. The surface has a smoother tooth, although, not portrait. There is a 1/2" gap between the canvas and frame. We never use finger joints in our wood frames, which often fail under tension and over time - the glue joints give up, and are unsuitable for paintings intended to last for centuries. The 3.25" wide heavy-duty keyable cross braces allow the canvas frame to be tensioned in the middle, where the tension is needed the most...a unique design for which we earned a patent! Double tongue and groove frame corners provide maximum torsional rigidity. Cross braces are glued and fastened at the “cross” for maximum support and rigidity. Both corner keys and brace keys are pre-installed. Stretched using our proprietary MuseumWrap method, producing a drum-tight-stretch, up to 50% tighter than other methods, and with balanced tension across the surface. The corners are uncut and neatly folded, making it possible to remove and restretch the canvas on the same size frame.
Pure Belgian Linen, 12 oz finished weight. Naturally strong linen with a characteristic linen texture.
Sized and double primed with archival quality acrylic gesso.
Canvas Depth: 2-1/2", Canvas relief: 1/2" (Space between canvas and Bar).
Solid Pine or Fir Stretcher Bars from the sustainable forests of the Pacific Northwest. No finger joints are allowed, which tend to fail under pressure and over time.
Precision machined double tongue-and-groove corners allow you to increase the canvas tension. Double Wide Brace and Double Wide Cross Brace Included. Bars are slotted on the inside perimeter of the frame to accept cross braces.
Patented Keyable Cross Braces allow you to add tension to the middle of the canvas, where it's needed the mostBoth corner keys and brace keys are pre-installed.
Stretched using our MuseumWrap method yielding a balanced tension across the surface of the canvas, and a drum-tight stretch that is up to 50% tighter than other methods. Folded corners mean a canvas that is uncut and perfectly intact, allowing the canvas to be removed from the frame and re-stretched.