Artefex Copper Artist Panel is a professional panel for oil painting on a copper composite panel, consisting of one copper veneer and an aluminum veneer laminated to both sides of a black polyethylene core. This panel is 4mm thick and is available in sizes from 5 x 7 to 24 x 30 inches. This panel has a natural or mill finish.
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The panel is a lightweight but rigid and durable copper composite material (CCM)—one strong sheet of copper and another sheet of aluminum bonded to a solid black polyethylene core. The aluminum side has a mill (metallic) finish and the copper is veneer is available in either a natrual or abraded finish. This panel is 4mm thick and is available in sizes from 5 x 27 to 24 x 30 inches. This weather-resistant panel is ideal for the following paint mediums:
Artefex Copper Artist Panels offer a superior support for painting compared to wood panels because Copper Artist Panels have very low response to environmental changes, such as relative humidity (RH) and temperature.
Oil paint can be applied directly to Artefex Copper Artist Panel without priming, although priming with lead oil, titanium oil or alkyd ground is recommended. No surface preparation is required other than cleaning the surface thoroughly prior to painting or priming. We recommend cleaning the surface with a soft lint-free cloth moistened with isopropyl or denatured alcohol and allowing it to dry. Microfiber cloths are ideal for cleaning the surface. Avoid touching the copper surface with your hands as the oils from skin can interfere with good adhesion of oil paint.
Do not use steel wool to abrade the copper surface. Use sandpaper or micro-mesh sheets available from Natural Pigments.
If the copper has stains, these may be removed with Copper Stain Remover.
|Total Thickness:||4mm (0.157 in.)|
|Panel Weight:||6.1 kg/m2|
|Metal Thickness:||0.2mm (0.0078 in.)|
|Thermal Expansion:||1.7mm/m @ 100°C|
|Metal Alloy:||Deoxidized, High Residual Phosphorus (Cu-DHP EN 1172)*|
|Metal Weight:||8.94 kg/m2|
|Metal Thickness:||0.3mm (0.012 in.)|
|Thermal Expansion Coeficient:||23.2 (10-6/ºC)|
|Metal Weight:||2.73 kg/m2|
*Commercially pure copper is deoxidized with phosphorus to leave a relatively high content of this element. This alloy is not susceptible to hydrogen embrittlement. The conductivity of this copper alloy is relatively low due to the high phosphorus content. The chemical composition of phosphorus-deoxidized, high residual phosphorus copper alloy (Cu-DHP) is a minimum of 99.85% copper (Cu) and 0.013 to 0.050% phosphorus (P). This alloy is also classified as Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) C1220 and American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) C12200.
**3003 aluminum alloy, an aluminum-manganese alloys, is a general-purpose alloy with moderate strength, good workability, and good corrosion resistance. It is commonly rolled and extruded. It is also commonly used in sheet metal applications such as gutters, downspouts, roofing, and siding. The chemical composition of 3003 aluminium alloy is:
Aluminum: 96.8 to 99%
Copper: 0.05 to 0.20%
Iron: 0.70% max
Manganese: 1.0 to 1.5%
Silicon: 0.6% max
Zinc: 0.1% max
|Processing Time||Usually ships within 24 hours.|