Surface matters

Our mission is to make superior surfaces artists trust. Headquartered in Buda, Texas, our Museum Series art panels are fully made and handcrafted in the USA. Made with conservator-quality materials and sealing processes, no other panel on the market protects an artist’s work like Ampersand.

Our History

Archival, handcrafted in the USA

Made with conservator quality wood materials and sealing processes, no other panel on the market protects an artist's work like an Ampersand panel.

Our advanced formula for sealing wood ensures that the painting grounds and your artwork remain acid-free over time. Every coated Museum Series panel is protected by our proprietary Archiva-Seal™ barrier technology preventing Support Induced Discoloration (SID) making our panels truly archival.

Further, no one else constructs their cradle support frames using 13-ply birch plywood.

Ampersand Museum Series panels are fully made and handcrafted in the USA. We guarantee every panel will be of consistent quality from one painting to the next.

Eco-friendly, artist safe

Central to Ampersand's mission is to ensure that our products do not harm the environment or the artists who use them.

Ampersand uses true high-density hardboard made from US-grown renewable and FSC-certified Aspen wood fibers. Ampersand brand Hardbord™ is made without formaldehyde or harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds) unlike other hardboards and MDF boards.

We routinely test the raw materials we use to ensure artists' safety and quality.