P.E.R. carefully controls canvas production in every phase. From the purchase of the yarn, P.E.R. selects the right quality and thread count for each kind of canvas to be produced. Nowadays the company offers the widest range of painting and restoring canvases available on the Italian market.
Canvases are in cotton, polyester cotton, jute, linen and mixed linen.
Their weaving, which is an important and crucial phase for a perfect result, is constantly controlled and is carried out by qualified textile companies, according to our specific directions. The final characteristics of elasticity, resistance, heaviness, absorbency and grain depend on the quality and quantity of the warp and weft threads, which are the structure of every canvas. All articles are studied to satisfy any type of request.
The further phases are all directly carried out at our new plant in Ospedaletto, which has been equipped with the proper technologies to produce primed canvases following the tradition and always respecting the ideal priming rules.
The preparation of the mixture is made according to ancient receipts which are however constantly up-to-date, and is carried out by the new machinery which allow to differentiate it according to the article and the final requirements.
Our canvases are available with the following priming:
- oil priming, suitable for oil and extra-fine colour painting;
- gesso priming, very absorbent, suitable for every pictorial technique;
- universal priming, medium absorbent, suitable for oil, acrylic and tempera colours;
- clear-sized, ready to be primed by artists
Machines give the possibility to carefully control each production phase, granting anyway the opportunity to give the right finishing with the hand intervention of skilled workers well experienced in the field of canvas priming.