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Old 12-09-2017, 10:55 AM
Shefox Shefox is offline
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Digital Projector Advice

For those of you who use a digital projector to trace images onto canvas, could you please advise which brand type you use. The Artograph 1000 looks great but is very pricey, especially in Australia. Can any home or office projector be used? If so how is the size of the image adjusted? What is the Minimum or maximum number of lumins required to work in at least a somewhat lighted room?

I am still a beginner and I can't draw, but like to paint. I would like to attempt larger paintings than my current 12" x 16" so I need to be able to transfer images easily to canvas.

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Old 12-26-2017, 10:08 AM
autolisp autolisp is offline
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Re: Digital Projector Advice

I use an alternative to a digital projector. I have a photographic darkroom and use my enlarger to project down on to my canvas/board. You can purchase a secondhand enlarger cheaply since the advent of digital. Get one that will use 6x6 negatives - but 35mm will work also. Select your image and reduce it to the size of your chosen 'negative'. Print it on to some OHP inkjet transparency sheet (the cheap stuff on eBay will do). Cut the image to size and place it in the enlarger - focus - then trace the parts of the image you want. You can do this in a darkened room - since you are not working with daylight sensitive materials. The inkjet 'droplets' may show up in the projected image but just ignore them. I do about 10 negatives to a transparency so as not to waste material. You can get some very good results using this method and 'Save Money'.
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Old 01-16-2018, 05:46 PM
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Re: Digital Projector Advice

Depending on what you're tracing, an old-school overhead projector might work for you too.

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