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Offline Roseann

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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2014, 03:27:42 AM »
Hi Joy,
These might help you.  I use them to help slant my light pad.  They're made by Artograph and they work great. 

http://www.amazon.com/Artograph-225-946-PadPucks/dp/B00CDUD6XI/ref=sr_1_1?s=arts-crafts&ie=UTF8&qid=1390637791&sr=1-1&keywords=pad+pucks

Hope this helps.
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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2014, 08:16:13 AM »
I can understand it's a bit expensive, for me it is. Anyway since 3 days, I see my writing really improved. Being confortable is a main point in my humble so we can completely focus on our letters.

Your suggest is good, the box make a lot of light and it can be too much for the eyes during hours of practice. Great tip.

Will post something (in the good part of the forum this time;) ) once I get a "not-so-bad" quote =)

Edit: Roseann, thanks for the suggest too =)
« Last Edit: January 25, 2014, 08:19:41 AM by vince »
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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2014, 08:49:02 PM »
Hello all,

I have the 12 x 17 Artograph too and love it. I think I will try Vince's suggestion about placing a book under the top to give it a slant. Don't know if it will help or hurt but it's worth experimenting :)

Mary

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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2014, 10:20:17 PM »
Could you also use a couple of rubber door stops? The kind that have a slant? Or would they not be tall enough?

These are plastic so they aren't flexible: Door stopper

Or rubber like this: Door stoppers
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« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2014, 12:18:20 PM »
I was going to comment on this post asking those of you who have one if it's worth it and then I realized that you'd all probably say YES. I know that I often wish I have one!

So I just ordered an Artograph LightTracer 2 and am hoping for the best. Calligraphy is turning out to be an expensive hobby, however I know that a light pad will make my design and drawing work so much easier too. So I see it as an investment for my future!
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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2014, 02:29:16 PM »
Awwww... shucks!!  I'm loving that thing.  I totally thought when you guys were talking lightboxes that it was a monstrosity!  That shows my newbie-ness...
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2014, 03:51:16 PM »
I finally located my wooden lightbox. It is the 16x18 inch oak Porta-Trace. You can see it here:  Oak Light Box.
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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2014, 04:03:14 PM »
Oh em gee... expensive!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2014, 05:03:00 PM »
I know! I think I paid around $150 for it soooooo many years ago. I remember it was a huge investment. And light boxes were few and far between back then.  :o
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« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2014, 06:37:35 PM »
I purchased a Artograph  lighttracer from Hobby Lobby today. Has a slight angle. With 40% coupon seemed like a steal. Cant wait to try it out.   

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« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2014, 08:56:51 PM »
Great deal! I didn't know they had them with a slant. Sweet!
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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2014, 09:12:08 PM »
Yes its about a five degree slant according to my iphone :o

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« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2014, 01:22:53 PM »
I finally bought some pad puck for my Artograph, slant angle seems to be equivalent to the previous photo.

Some people may still prefer working flat, but If you never give it a try, do put some books or something under your lightpad, this is DEFINITELY easier with a slant =)
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Re: Lightbox brand/Model suggests
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2014, 12:55:04 PM »
My light box:

http://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Light-Tracing-Pad-Blue/dp/B0084JUNXS/ref=sr_1_1?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1393350408&sr=1-1&keywords=crayola+tracing+pad

Yes, the brand is Crayola.  When I bought this in November 2013, the price was around $19.00.  The price  has gone up!  But it looks like new packaging, and maybe a new model.  It works pretty well for $19!  The size is 11 x 8.5 inches.  It is bright enough to see the guidelines underneath if away from bright windows and lamps.  It is also very portable and easy to store. And it comes in blue and pink!  What else can you ask for? A good entry level light box.  The design has a series of LED lights around the outside of the frame.  I hope they will design new ones with more LED lights.  Really this product should not cost $40.

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2014, 01:48:13 PM »
I absolutely love my light pad!!
Roseann

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