Vincent Pro is the preferred canvas for art professionals. It is stretched using Malibu Premium Belgian Linen canvas that is sized three times and primed with a thick and single layer of a special alkyd primer, yielding a 13 oz. finished weight. The triple glue size gives the linen canvas excellent stability, and the alkyd primer provides a highly absorbent surface ideal for oil or alkyd colors. Linen is able to resist cracking and disintegration, as it retains its own natural oils and remains flexible over time. The primed surface protects the canvas by preventing oil paints from leaching through to the canvas, which can be caustic to the fabric. It is acid-free and pH balanced.
The 7/8" deep stretcher bar is tall, strong and yields a full 5/16" relief to the canvas, preventing those unsightly lines created when the canvas touches the bar underneath. Folded corners and extra canvas selvage leave the canvas uncut, 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.