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P72U is a lightweight, very tight weave polyester with beautiful, fine and even grain and a white finish on the back. Excellent for portraits and detailed artworks where the lighter wight and long term stability is important. Polyester is recommended by conservators. P72U: Artfix Polyester, 2 Layer Univ Primed 85"x11yd roll.
Origin: Provence, France
Product Concentration: Museum Quality Canvases
For nearly 50 years the Narozni family has been hand crafting premium artists’canvases for serious painters, painters who insist on museum quality canvas that has been hand-primed according to time honored methods. The canvases are manufactured in a small village near Vence in Provence, a mecca for artists, who’s dry, warm climate is ideal for the slow even drying of primer surfaces.
The secret to Artfix’s exceptional quality, smooth surface and luminous undertones lies in their unique protective formula that isolates each individual fiber. This sealant prevents the acid in oil basedprimers from penetrating and destroying the canvas over time. After the sealant is applied, as many as four layers of oil-based or universal (acrylic) primer is applied, ensuring that paint will permanently adhere to the canvas without cracking, peeling or flaking when utilizing professionally accepted standards. Truly a conservator-grade painting surface that, when treated properly, preserves finished art century after century. It is this close attention to detail that makes Artfix a premium product for the educated artist.
A range of canvases is available from the tightest weave, finest tooth quadruple primed Belgian “handkerchief” linen to robust heavy toothed linens ideal for large format works, as well as state-of-the-art, conservator grade polyester canvases. These are the only pre-primed canvases that are double sized before priming. A specially formulated acrylic sizing is applied to every canvas twice to completely isolate the fabric from the acids contained in the primer and the paints themselves. The canvas then receives from one to six coats of either oil based, or acrylic universal primer. The formulation of its oil-based primer has the feel, strength, adhesion, luminosity and absorption of a traditional white lead primer without the toxicity. The acrylic universal primer is a “best of both worlds” acrylic primer that has many of the absorbent characteristics of an oil-based primer. Special half (85’ x 5.5 yards) and quarter rolls (42’ x 5.5 yards) offer the same premium quality at an economical price.