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ACM PANELS

Weather-Resistant Aluminum Composite

Artefex art panels are lightweight but rigid and durable aluminum composite material (ACM)—two strong sheets of aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core. The panel is coated on one side with a white polyester coil coating and a mill (polished aluminum) finish on the other side. The panels are available in common sizes from 5×7 to 20×24 inches. This weather-resistant art panel is ideal for a wide range of paint mediums (depending on the surface prep) and mounting applications including:

  • Acrylic
  • Drawing, i.e., charcoal, ink and silverpoint
  • Encaustic and wax
  • Oil, oil-resin and alkyd
  • Tempera, i.e., casein, egg, hide glue (distemper)
  • Watercolor and gouache
  • Mounting canvas and paper

Compared to wood panels,  Artefex ACM art panels offer a superior support for painting and mounting because ACM panels are virtually unaffected by environmental changes, such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature. This is a professional art panel for painting when primed with water- or oil-based primers or for mounting canvas and paper.

Wide Selection of Surfaces

Choose from unprimed panels, panels primed with acrylic, oil and absorbent emulsion grounds, and panels mounted with linen or cotton canvas primed with oil or acrylic grounds. The wide range provides an art panel for any medium and art work.

The Best Support for Artwork

Although wood is a better choice than stretched fabrics for long-lasting works of art, Artefex art panels provide far more stability and resistance to the environment than even sealed wood panels, because they are unaffected by moisture.

Which Panel is Best for your Art?

The panel comparison chart is a good starting point if you are unsure which Artefex art panel to use. It cross references mediums to the type of panel we recommend. The last six columns describe two important properties, the absorbency and texture of the surface preparation.

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$102.00$321.00

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$8.00$217.00

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$6.00$203.00

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$7.60$160.15

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$11.00$262.00

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$8.50$209.00

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$9.00$223.00

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$6.00$158.00

ACM Panels—Unprimed

Artefex ACM Panel unprimed is the most versatile panel allowing the artist to prime the surface with any primer or mount a wide range of materials. The ACM panel is a professional support for all mediums made of two-sided aluminum composite material (ACM), consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core.

  • Ready for priming
  • 3mm thick aluminum composite material
  • Ready to use for mounting canvas or paper, or prime with your favorite ground for use with all ­mediums

ACM Panels—Oleopanel (Primed ACM)

Artefex Lead White Oil-Primed ACM Panel is a professional art panel for oil painting with lead white oil priming on a two-sided aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. This panel is 3mm thick and is available in Smooth (411) and Eggshell (410) and in sizes from 5 x 7 to 24 x 30 inches.

ACM Panels—Canvas Mounted

Artefex Allinpanel™ is a professional art panel for oil and alkyd paint with 100% linen canvas, primed in Italy with either oil or acrylic ground, and adhered with BEVA 371® to an aluminum composite material (ACM), consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core.

  • Suitable for oil or acrylic paint
  • 3mm thick aluminum composite panel
  • 100% linen canvas
  • Available in medium, fine and extra-fine weave canvas
  • Available with either oil or acrylic priming
  • Canvas adhered with BEVA 371—an adhesive used in conservation to mount canvas

Artefex Alcotpanel™ is a professional support for oil or acrylic paint with cotton/polyester canvas, primed in Italy with acrylic dispersion ground, adhered with BEVA 371® to aluminum composite material (ACM), consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core.

  • Suitable for oil and acrylic paint
  • 3mm thick aluminum composite panel
  • Cotton/polyester canvas
  • Available in medium and fine weave canvas
  • Acrylic emulsion priming
  • Canvas adhered with BEVA 371—an adhesive used in conservation to mount canvas

ACM Panels—Tempanel

Artefex Tempanel (450) is a professional art panel for tempera painting on an aluminum composite panel, consisting of two aluminum sheets laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. Tempanel (450) is 3mm thick and is available in sizes from 5 x 7 to 16 x 20 inches.

ACM Panels—Chartapanel

Artefex Chartapanel Arches (614)
Original Arches Natural White Watercolor Paper has been prized by artists since the founding of Arches in 1492. This legendary paper is still made with natural cotton fibers, carefully selected for their absorbency and durability. Arches Watercolor Paper is mould-made.  156lb (356gsm) Cold press finish.

Artefex Chartapanel Strathmore (650)
Strathmore 400 is one of the most versatile sheets Strathmore offers. This off-white drawing paper, with a uniform surface, is ideal for sketching and most finished work. It readily accepts pen and ink, pencil, crayon, charcoal, light washes, and markers. Acid-free.

grid Panels

GridPanels (available with custom designs) are a strong, aluminum composite panel with a high-density corrugated polypropylene core that will not swell, corrode, rot, absorb water, or delaminate even under prolonged exposure.

These panels have been field-tested through extensive freeze/thaw cycling tests with no significant structural panel failure. They are ideal for paint or mounting artwork. GridPanels are strong and lightweight, and much more rigid than standard ACM art panels. In fact, they are the same weight as an .040″ thick aluminum sheet yet 50 times stronger.

This weather-resistant art panel is ideal for a wide range of paint mediums (depending on the surface prep) and mounting applications including:

  • Acrylic
  • Drawing, i.e., charcoal, ink and silverpoint
  • Encaustic and wax
  • Oil, oil-resin and alkyd
  • Tempera, i.e., casein, egg, hide glue (distemper)
  • Watercolor and gouache
  • Mounting canvas and paper

Compared to wood panels Artefex GridPanels offer a superior support for painting and mounting because ACM panels are virtually unaffected by environmental changes, such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature. This is a professional art panel for painting when primed with water- or oil-based primers or for mounting canvas and paper.