ARTOGRAPH LIGHTPAD 17 INCH X 24 INCH A950
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10 of 10 found the following review helpful:
Superbly built....with a problem Sep 05, 2011
I was in love with the lightpad when I first read about it, and as soon as I saw the 17" x 24" model decided to order it. The finish, package, and operation of the lightpad is pretty slick. I was really enjoying it for a few months, until a few weeks ago, it flickers oh so slightly after being on for a few hours. I am a pen and ink artist, who practically lives in front of the lightbox, and this flickering is very distracting. It may do this for a minute or two, then will glow solidly. I am going to contact the manufacturer for a replacement under warranty, or talk to them about what I could be doing wrong (the unit doesn't get hot, its on a level surface, etc). So at this point I'm giving it 3/5, until the current problem I have is fixed, then it would be a 5/5.
8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
AWESOME! EVEN COMES IN A SLIPCASE... Jun 15, 2011
By Eric C. Martin
Ordered this from HYATT'S All THINGS CREATIVE. WOW! The lighting is perfect. It's not blinding like one reviewer stated. It comes with a slipcover in case you need to transport it. I ordered the 17x24 size because I knew I'd be working on comic strips similar in size to the "Sunday Strips".
The AC cord is surprisingly short. I didn't care because I have many extension cords lying around. Just wanted to let you know in advance. I really can't think of anything that disappointed me.
If you're looking for a lightbox, don't bother...GET THE LIGHTPAD!
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Large, Thin, Bright, Transportable Nov 05, 2011
By Erik Potter
I was looking for a medium to large light table type device that would not take up alot of space when not in use. Preferably LED based for durability and low operating costs.
o Compact. In relation to the large usable workspace.
+ LED Lighting, even enough for sketch/drafting work. May not be bright enough for someone looking to use it with slides.
+ Compact. The 17" x24" usable area has a border of 1 3/8" on all sides to the edge of the 5/8" thick aluminum frame. This is a good amount of usable space to tape your work down if desired.
+ Frame. The frame is smooth and squared/true making it function quite well as a strait/parallel border if you want to use it with a T-Square to draft with.
+ Cool running. The LED lights don't heat up like some old fashioned light tables.
+ Bright. I had to lay down 7 sheets of 98lb bond (160g) Canson Mix Media paper to completely block out the light from the table getting through. Of course it is unusable before seven sheets but how many depends on your needs. Because the light is diffused through the plastic work surface, using it with velum over 26lb printer paper was bright and usable without being overpowering to stare at for extended periods in a moderately lit room.
- For consistency (at least with American page sizes), I'd prefer an 18" x 24" usable workspace. Never the less I usually have just enough margins that I can position my work to accomodate all the important details without having to shift around.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
ARTOGRAPH LIGHTPAD Jul 16, 2011
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PRODUCT. FOR QUILTING PROJECTS IT IS LARGE ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MOST PATTERNS WITHOUT HAVING TO MOVE THEM AROUND. THE PORTABILITY IS NOT CUMBERSOME AND I TRANSPORT IT WHEREVER I TRAVEL. MY ONLY SUGGESTION WOULD BE TO PUT AN
ADJUSTABLE STAND ON THE BACK TO RAISE AND LOWER TO PROVIDE A SLANT. EXCELLENT PRODUCT FOR VARIABLE ARTS AND CRAFTS THAT NEED LIGHT TRANSPARENCY.
9 of 12 found the following review helpful:
fantastically designed product except.... Feb 10, 2011
By Lynn-kai Chao
solid, well built product (physically). the package it comes with is also very well presented. its so thin and leds light up the surface evenly. forget the rest of the other types of bulky lightboxes! the light is almost blinding. i wish there was a brightness adjustment. the price for one of these, even the smaller ones, sure its a little more expensive but is well worth it for the storage space youll save and the extra reach youll not have to have compared to a higher bulky lightboxes. comes with a light duty cloth sleeve (no handles or anything to transport it with, i bet it just used to protect the pad during storage).
all this is great, except my unit broke after turning it on twice. now it just flashes on and off in intervals. -1 star for all the wasted time of redoing my assignments on this pad on another week once i get a replacement in.
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