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Canvas Compatibility


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We are proud to offer the highest quality panels available.  Our lightweight, portable and durable handcrafted panels provide a superior archival base for your work and are ideal for use when painting en plein air or in the studio.   If you need a custom size, go to our Special Order page and click on the panels.

SourceTek pre-packages panels for you in convenient 5-packs in order to keep prices down.  Listed below are the per panel prices and quantity discounts for each panel size.  Your Shopping Cart will automatically calculate your savings.

Want to try something different?  As you know from time to time we introduce Limited Edition runs of specialty Claessens linens for you to experiment with new surfaces in creating your art. 

Surface Compatibility Chart Premium Line
Oil-Primed Linen

Universal Line

Natural Line
Portrait Line Claessens #13, #13DP, #14
Landscape Claessens #17, #66, #68, #70
Claessens #12TS Cotton, #12 Linen, #166 Linen
Baltic Birch, Gatorfoam, Hardboard
Acrylic Paints     X X
Alkyd Paints X X X X
Casein Paints     X X
Gouache Paints       X*
Oil Paints X X X X
Pastels, Oil X X X X
Pastels, Soft     X X*
Tempera Paints       X*
Water-Based Oils     X X
Absorbency Minimal Minimal Mild NA
Fine Weave X      
Medium Weave   X X  
Smooth Weave X      
No Weave       X
* If you lay paper products down on these substrates, then this line can be used for Tempera, Pastels and Gouache.
Note: Surface compatibility with the various types of paints listed above can depend upon many factors, including paint brand viscosity and the amount of solvent added by the artist. This chart references what the majority of conservators suggest.
Select your choice by clicking the labels below.
Premium Line® Premium Line® Universal Line® Natural Line® Limited Production Run
Premium Line®
® #66
Oil-Primed Linen
Medium Weave
Premium Line®
® #13
Oil-Primed Linen
Fine Weave
Universal Line®
® #12TS
Acrylic-Primed Cotton
Medium Weave
Natural Line®
Baltic Birch, Gatorboard® - Hardboard
Without Canvas
Limited Production Run
Specialty Batches of Other Claessens® Canvases Mounted on Gatorboard®

Custom sizes are available in all substrates and canvases.
Visit our Custom Order Page for a quotation!

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To Order:

  • Select the desired product group from the chart above. 

  • Check the box next to the size you would like to order and enter the number of 5-packs you want in the "Qty" field.

  • Hit ENTER or select "Add to Cart" at the bottom of the page.

This will take you to your Shopping Cart where you can modify your order, checkout or return to the Online Store for additional items.

Please note that panels are sold in packs of 5 each on sizes up to 16x20, and individually on sizes 18x24 and above.

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