Sunday, June 12, 2011

SourceTek Products

by
Armand Cabrera

From time to time I get questions about the type of materials I use and where to buy them. For my panel supplies I use SourceTek. It is a small company in Scottsdale Arizona that handcrafts their panels from the highest quality materials. JoAnne and Will Pierce are the owners of SourceTek and they are dedicated to excellent customer care and service.

SourceTek panels are the best panels on the market. I’ve been using them for almost ten years now. I just wanted to bring some of their new products to your attention. They have expanded their panels to include archival hardboard and a less expensive Academic Line that offers the same handcrafted professional quality of the other lines. The Premium line oil primed linen panels are made with Claessens linens. They also use Claessens acrylic cotton canvas for their Universal Line and the Academic line uses a medium weight polyflax canvas.

SourceTek offers three different substrates, Baltic birch, gatorboard foam and archival hardboard. These substrates are available with or without canvas and linen. They now offer more than 350 different panels.

Other products include the Silver Brush Grand Prix line of paint brushes and Holbein and the Che Son Painting Knives. Che Son knives are manufactured in Italy.

SourceTek has always been about providing artists with solutions for their painting needs. For years they have consistently maintained their quality when everyone else is cutting corners. If you are in the market for quality artist supplies and panels I recommend you give SourceTek products a try.



Website:

http://www.canvaspanels.com/

Email:

General Information: Info@CanvasPanels.com
Sales: Sales@CanvasPanels.com
Service: Service@CanvasPanels.com

Telephone:

(480) 483-6883, Arizona and Canada
(800) 587-5462, Toll-Free Within the United States
011-480-483-6883, International

Mailing Address:

SourceTek
P.O. Box 14765
Scottsdale, AZ 85267-4765

2 comments:

S2Ari said...

I don't know if you have tried Raymar panels, but I use them currently and I find that they are not quite absorbent enough, at least for my preference. Do you know if SourceTek panels are similar in this aspect?
I like the absorbancy of Fredrix canvas boards, but then I learned how bad they are for archival purposes - on top of their warping problems.

ARMAND CABRERA said...

S2Ari,

I prefer Sourcetek panels over all the other panels on the market.

Absorbancy depends on the ground or priming. Sourcetek offers a variety of panels on different substrates. I'm sure they would help you if you emailed or called them and told them about your needs and concerns.