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Artograph Super Prism Art Projector 225-190
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8 of 8 found the following review helpful:
Great Quality Apr 25, 2010
Just bought this to help create my children's book illustrations. Im pretty excited about it so far. Great quality, clarity of image, and I like the reduction lens a lot. Also bought the mobile support stand, and I'm pretty happy.
The only drawback is the loss of range with the lenses. I would think that the company would have solved this problem by now. That being said, I usually scan my sketches into the computer, so I can offset that problem by adjusting the size of the scan.
This is my third projector and the first time I have had the money to afford a real quality one.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
I'm happy with it Dec 25, 2010
By Clay Lohse
This is my first projector and I have been using this projector for a little less then a month now, and I'm happy with it. I would recommend it and I would personally buy it again if this one broke for some reason. One of the most frustrating things for me was transferring an image I wanted to airbrush, and this took away so much of that frustration and running around town to get an image blown up big enough to trace off and paint....plus you don't have the trace lines to try to cover up.
It is a little noisier then I would expect it to be, but I don't think it is anything to fuss about. A lot of folks have said it gets real hot and can melt your photograph. I personally haven't placed a photograph on it and only use computer paper and I haven't had any problems and the paper sat on it for a few hours at a time.
The room does have to be fairly dark to use it but I was surprised at how much light can be present and still paint with it. It is very easy to focus. I haven't had any problem with the "gap" in the lens transfer other then I had to print a picture two or three times and size it up. But if you have enough room to work with, you can simply move the projector closer or further away from what your painting and make any picture you have work.
My only complaint, if you want to call it a complaint, is that I wish it was a little brighter when projecting on a black surface. On a white surface, it is very easy to see and paint, but when I do portraits and start from a black surface, it is a little harder to see. I have still painted two portraits with it and it can still easily be done.
4 of 4 found the following review helpful:
Great for my Therapy Practice, and I have TWO! Jul 01, 2010
I have purchased two of these projectors for my private therapy practice. Adults love it and the kids love it. Becareful with the heat, but with supervision your good to go, really it is not that bad at all heat wise either! Just saying, be aware with kids, the lense bulbs do produce some heat. I have one that is on a stand to project on the wall and one is set up on a table arm stand (my preference). Just bare in mind, you have to turn out the lights to use this! So depending on what your interest for use is, lights out! It is without a question the best one out there. I tried a less expensive item and returned it within two days, would have been one day if I had time! This is the one to get, no questions!
If your going to project on the table you WILL need a different lense than the one that projects on the wall. Again worth it if you have photo's, prints, etc. that you want to draw out. I do photography on the side of my private practice and I have been able to draw out my photo's and then use professional color pencils and shade/color in the photo's. It took me time, I am a better photographer than artist (grin) but this item really did fit the bill for all my needs!
I highly suggest purchasing the stands, or I cannot see how this would be as easy to use. Table projection without a question works best unless you want to do very large prints of something....then go with the wall using the floor stand.
Worth it guys, bottom line. Others do not perform to this level.
7 of 9 found the following review helpful:
It does the job Mar 18, 2010
By G. Pinard
The super prism projector comes with two lenses. The first one is used for the following range: 0.8X up to 1.6X while the second lens is used to magnify from 2X to 20X. That means there is a "dead gap" between 1.6X and 2X. In the user's guide they say: "You will have to adjust the size of your original to achieve a size in this range. It is a minor problem to me but I think they should redesign their lenses to cover the full range.
The Super Prism is equiped with two 250 Watts bulbs. It is wise to keep a spare one. Those bulbs are supposed to have a lifespan of about 25 hours. A bulb burned recently in my projector and I replaced it temporarily with an ordinary 100 Watt bulb for the time I'll get a new one. So now it is operating with one 250 Watts and one 100 Watts bulbs and that loss of lighting power is not dramatic; I still can use it normally. I use my projector to transfer my sketches to my painting canvas and it does a good job. I would surely recommend it for that purpose.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
LOVE IT Aug 19, 2011
By Busy Mom
Works well. Big screen, easy to adjust. No need for the stand that comes with it. I bought the stand but could have used the table just as easily & then wouldn't have to store the cumbersome stand.
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