Vincent Pro is America's top quality Professional 7/8" deep canvas, made by Masterpiece. Stretched using Artfix L21C Belgian Linen 3X Oil primed, which is double sized and primed by hand, yielding an archival, acid-free, and conservator approved surface for oil or alkyd paints. The 100% Vintage Belgian Linen has a 13oz. finished weight, and is made by Artfix Co. of France. It is resistant to cracking and disintegration as it retains its own natural oils and remains flexible over time. The primer resembles the characteristics of lead based grounds, but this specially formulated primer tends to absorb the pigments of oil paint, allowing more depth and dimension to the painting.
Stretched using a unique MuseumWrap method that yields balanced canvas tension across the surface of up to 50% tighter than other methods. Expertly constructed, Vincent Pro provides superior frame support using a patent pending keyable cross brace technology for sizes 16x16 and up. A keyable brace is unprecedented for this size stretcher bar. The canvas stays tighter due to the drum-tight stretch, and because the cross braces prevent the stretcher bars from bowing inward and the canvas from slackening. To increase canvas tension, slightly expand the size of the frame by forcing the corner keys and brace keys further into the slot. This unique system makes it possible to tension the canvas in the middle of the frame, where the tension is needed the most.
The 7/8" deep Stretcher Bar is taller, stronger, and yields a full 5/16" relief to the canvas, thereby preventing those unsightly lines created when the canvas touches the Bar underneath. Folded Corners and extra canvas selvage leave the canvas uncut and intact and re-stretchable on the same size frame. The clean staple free edges are perfect for an elegant frameless display. The precision machined, solid-wood, finger-joint free, kiln-dried Bars are milled with lumber harvested from the sustainable forests of Oregon and California.