I had a commission that I did last summer in which I had to have a special order for two large canvases. I used www.canvasplace.com which I saw recommended on Laurie's blog. It is was a palette knife painting(s) and I noticed the difference right away working with this canvas. Smooth and tight as a drum! It's true, best canvases ever and Ruben is wonderful to work with. Thanks Laurie!