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Why Paint On Aluminum Composite Material Art Boards?

When it comes to choosing a painting surface, artists have a plethora to choose from these days. But with so many options, how do you decide what’s best for your next masterpiece? It often boils down to a balance between cost and quality. Enter Aluminum Composite Material (ACM) panels, a superior choice that offers both affordability and exceptional quality. Let’s explore why ACM panels might be the perfect painting surface for you.

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What Are You Trying to Achieve With Your Art Boards?

Before you select a painting surface, consider your project’s purpose. Is it a casual study, a heartfelt gift, or a final masterpiece? While there are cheaper alternatives, none match the quality of Artefex ACM art panels. These panels provide peace of mind, ensuring that your work will endure and retain its value over time. Unlike stretched canvas and wood panels, which come with their own set of problems, aluminum-backed panels mitigate these issues, offering a stable and long-lasting surface for your art.

What is ACM?

ACM stands for Aluminum Composite Material. These panels consist of two robust sheets of aluminum bonded to a solid polyethylene core, making them lightweight, dimensionally stable, and extremely strong. Their thin profile and light weight make them ideal for both plein air and studio painting, as they are easy to transport and store. Artefex offers a variety of ACM panels, including 3mm ACM for smaller works, 4mm Copper Composite Material (CCM) panels, and the ultra-rigid 6mm ACM Gridpanel. Each type offers unique benefits, but all provide unparalleled stability and durability.

Artefex ACM art panels outperform wood panels in resisting environmental changes like relative humidity and temperature variations. These panels are perfect for painting when primed with acrylic, alkyd, or oil-based primers, and they’re also excellent for mounting canvas and paper.

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Where Is This Painting Going?

Will your painting be displayed in a controlled environment? Traditional stretched canvas on wooden stretchers is highly susceptible to climate changes. Have you ever had to re-stretch a canvas shortly after hanging it? Relative humidity and temperature fluctuations can wreak havoc on wood, causing it to expand and contract. ACM art panels, on the other hand, are far more stable and will never need to be re-stretched. They offer superior resistance to thermal expansion, providing a stable surface regardless of environmental conditions.

Does This Painting Have To Travel?

Imagine completing a painting and shipping it from sunny California to snowy Buffalo, NY. The drastic change in temperature and humidity could distort a traditional canvas. ACM panels minimize the impact of such environmental changes, ensuring your work arrives in perfect condition. Why worry about climate-controlled shipping boxes when you can use a painting surface that naturally resists environmental fluctuations?

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Artefex ACM Art Panels: The Superior Choice

Artefex ACM art panels offer peace of mind and outstanding value. As you contemplate your next painting surface, consider whether you value lasting quality or are willing to settle for another stretched canvas. With Artefex ACM panels, you’re investing in the longevity and integrity of your artwork.