Raw Materials Stretched Canvas is assembled right here in Southern California using bars made from sustainably-harvested Douglas Fir from Western US sources and 7oz 100% cotton canvas from India*, double-primed with acid-free acrylic gesso (so ready for use with oils or acrylics), wrapped with seamless corners and staple-free edges.
The canvases come with four different types of stretcher bars: the Slim bars are ¾" deep, the Thick are 1½" deep (but lightweight, like the Slim bars on their edge), the Chunky are 1½" deep (and broad), and the Epic are 2½" deep.
We consider these a premium canvas, but they won’t cost you an arm or a leg. The prices are very competitive with Art Alternatives and the other made-elsewhere canvases. They are a fantastic deal if you compare them with the “manufacturer’s suggested retail price” of most of the other brands, but we don’t know anybody that sells them for those prices. When we say the prices are competitive, we mean they are competitive with the “every day discount” prices of those other brands. Check out the list of available sizes and prices.
In addition to all of the stretched canvas we have in the store, you can order custom-stretched canvas in any of the four varieties. You can also upgrade to a heavier or smoother canvas. Pricing for custom canvases using the standard canvas is on the price sheet. Contact us for a quote with the different canvas types, or for larger quantities.
* Yeah, we wish the canvas was from a more local source, too.