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Blick Art Materials
03-16-2011, 10:55 AM
Opaque Projectors
Opaque projectors are a handy resource for enlarging original drawings, photographs, or other solid imagery. The common misconception with them is they work like an overhead transparency projector. Where overhead projectors reflect light through a transparent film to project the image, opaque projectors use light reflected inside the chamber of the projector, bouncing the image onto the copy surface. To best utilize them, opaque projectors should be used in completely dark space. We suggest tracing the image at night time, then going back into the piece during daylight hours for detail work.

How long can I run my projector before it gets too hot?
We donít recommend running the projector for more than 15-30 minutes at a time, just long enough to work in the scale and proportion of the image. Although many models have fans to cool down the units, they inevitably get hot due to the photo bulbs they require.

Want longer working time?
Try the new LED200 Digital Art Projector. Being they use LED lamps, these projectors have an extended running time, because these lamps donít get hot. Check out their additional features on our site.
http://www.dickblick.com/products/mayco-stroke-and-coat-wonderglaze-for-bisque/ (http://www.dickblick.com/products/mayco-stroke-and-coat-wonderglaze-for-bisque/)

-Kristal F.
Product Information Specialist

For further assistance using art supplies, feel welcome to contact our Product Information Department at
1-800-933-2542 or e-mail us at [email protected] ([email protected]). Hours of operation: M-F, 8:00am-5:30pm CST.

03-17-2011, 03:55 PM
Wrong link, Kristal. It leads to the Mayco Stroke and Coat Wonderglaze for Bisque. Cool stuff but no information on LED digital art projectors.

Blick Art Materials
03-17-2011, 04:16 PM
Hi Robert,
Thank you for pointing this out to us. You can find the Artograph LED 200 Digital Projector here: http://www.dickblick.com/products/artograph-led200-digital-art-projector/