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New Traditions Art Panels Inc. takes great pride in having served the art community for over 22 years. We use the finest linens, adhesives, and substrates to create a painting surface artists can depend on.

As a panel manufacturer, we have the large selection of linens and substrates for artists to choose. Our panels come in a full line of standard sizes for oil and acrylic painters. Custom sized panels are available.

Visit our store pages on this site or call us to place your order. We look forward to helping you with all your panel needs.

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All our products are mounted with Beva – Beva prevents acidic migration from the substrate from penetrating into the linen.

Gatorfoam Panels

Gatorfoam panels are the perfect choice for an artist. They are a lightweight, manmade wood-polystyrene product that has an inert acidic content of 6.5~7.0 pH—inert meaning they will not become more acidic over time. They are less acidic than hardboard! The panels can handle all types of weather with ease. Whether you’re in rain, snow, or in the heat, the panels hold up quite well. The standard panel is 3/16” thick or a 1/2” panel is used for sizes 18”x24” and above. Raw unmounted Gatorfoam is also available in standard or custom sizes.

Baltic Birch – Premium Panels with Backside Triple-Coat Spar Varnish

We offer our linens mounted on 1/8” and 1/4” Baltic Birch. We seal the back of the panels with triple coat of Spar varnish. This seals the wood from moisture and minimizes warping (wood still has the tendency to warp). This also adds protection and quality for the archival concerns of your artwork. Thicker wood available on request.

Adhesive – BEVA is an acid free barrier

Our adhesive is BEVA. It is totally compatible with the size used on linens. It is designed specifically for art conservation. It is heat or solvent reversible. The linen will be preserved and if the support is damaged the linen can be removed and remounted to a new surface by a conservator. Reactivation with heat begins at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Care must be taken to avoid loosening the linen. It is advised not to leave panels in car windows or car trunks for extended periods of time.

Linens and Cotton


This is custom lead primed linen. It is smooth portrait grade linen with an irregular weave.


This is our own custom portrait linen with the Lead priming. It is Belgian linen with a weave that has a silky-smooth finish. This is perfect for fine detail paintings.

Claessens Linens - All Claessens linens have titanium zinc oil priming.

  • C13 - Double primed portrait grade
  • C12 - Double primed slightly more texture than C13
  • C15 - Single primed medium tooth
  • C66 Single primed slightly more texture than C15

350DP - Course

Alkyd primed medium coarse tooth. 350DP is the most textured linen we offer. Limited availability due to low volumes.

359 - Medium to Fine

Alkyd primed fine to medium tooth.


Acrylic Primed Linen

These are our only linens that are compatible with acrylic gesso or acrylic paints.


This is a fine to medium tooth with an irregular weave.

Custom Products

Custom Size Panels

We can make any size panel up to 48"x96" in Gatorfoam. Birch, and ACM are also available in custom sizes. Call or email us for pricing.

Custom Linen Mounted

If you have your own linen that you would like to have mounted then send us your roll (no small pieces please) and we can mount it for you on one of our substrates. Call for a price quote.

Shipping and Handling

Shipping and handling charges are 10% of the order or a minimum of $22.50 this price is an estimate only since actual charges could be higher. Additional charges will apply for panel’s lager than 16x20 and shipments outside the continental US. Express shipping is available – call us for quotes.

Delivery times can vary depending on our customer demand and linen availability. We will make every effort to meet your panel needs but cannot guarantee that we will always be able to meet your dates. Please allow enough time for your panels to be made!


Custom sizes are not returnable – 25% restocking fee for any standard size. Panels must be returned in original package. No refund for panels that are returned to us with shipping damage.

All payments are due at the time of shipment.

Prices and shipping charges are subject to change without notice.




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