October 9, 2014
Most flexible and durable material which is also used as exterior signage. The surface is uniformly smooth and for that reason, it is not recommended for highly reflective spray-on monochromatic paint. Various edge treatments are possible.
Ideal for artists who use a lot of pressure during the painting process because there is no need to worry about touching the crossbars. Made with gator board supported by a wooden cradle. Lighter than a single-sided panel.
Of aircraft origins, the most expensive, man-made material composed of two fiberglass skins with a core of honeycombed aluminum. Various edge treatment options.
Upgrade from single sided panel as it’s made from two skins with an internal 1/16″ thick, interlocking lattice support. Option of built-in cleats or surface mount cleats.
The most economical panel. The face is one piece with uniform grain, 1/4″ thick with no join. Two types of cradling are offered: L-shaped or rectangular stock. Option of built-in cleats.
The T shape design provides greater strength and support to the lip construction.
The inability to key out can be avoided with proper stretching, preparation of the canvas surface, and proper storage environment. (Available in small sizes without crossbars.)
The original design of this hardware is to tighten, not expand. You are actually loosening and pushing out the hardware to tighten the canvas. Keying in limited but the joints are stronger if keying is done properly.
Features keyed double finger miter joints for the corners and keyed mortise and tenon joints for the crossbars. Supports can be hand-crafted in sugar pine or basswood with hardwood keys.