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This is a heavyweight aluminum easel that holds canvases, pads, and boards from 6" (15 cm) high up to 48" (122 cm) high and up to 1¼" (3 cm) thick, making it ideal for tabletop, studio, display or field use.
The finely crafted design features a rectangular profile frame for extra strength, one shelf and two sets of brackets to fit a wide range of canvas and pad sizes. The reinforced 17½" (44 cm) canvas shelf includes a panel groove to hold all kinds of work securely.
The easel is 69" (175 cm) high when fully extended, and it closes up to a mere 25" (64 cm). It holds up to 25 lb (11 kg), yet weighs only 2½ lb (1 kg)! A nylon carry case is included.
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By Susie Q
from Portland OR
Comments about Alvin Heritage Deluxe Easel:
I purchased this easel for pinning apparel on boards, but also as a backup easel in my painting studio. I have a very large standup easel, which only works with large canvases. Haven't used this one yet, but have unfolded and refolded, tried mounting different types of boards and it all works. I'm impressed with it's portability and strength. For it's demure size, it's a great find.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Perfect portable easel!
from Chicago, IL
When my new easel arrived, I immediately assembled it. It was cleverly designed to be put together with a minimum of difficulty. It was made of steel, had movable rubber "feet" which could easily conform to an uneven ground, and had solid plastic locks to secure it. It's the perfect outdoor easel, but could also be right for an artist with limited space indoors.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Alvin Heritage Deluxe Easel
from Senoia Ga
Very Handy! Great for on the go.Made well!
from Indianapolis, IN
Dick Blick definitely knows how to pack a box for the contents safe arrival at their destination!The easel is much nicer than we thought it would be. The quality is better than expected, and the fact it comes with its own carrying bag was a bonus. My daughter loves it and can't believe what a good deal we got.
Heritage Deluxe Easel perfect for classes!
from oconomowc WI
Perfect compact easel for those large art classes!
Sturdy Portable Easels for Facilitator Tool Kit
By Ellen the Facilitator
from Sacramento, CA
I bought two of these to support large foam core boards I use at meetings as a graphic facilitator. The ledges are more supportive than other easels I've used in the past. With their fixed height positions it is easy to get the two easels at exactly the same height. I like how lightweight they are and how they fold up and fit into their small carrying cases. I learned about them at an International Forum of Visual Practitioners conference and am very pleased with them!
excellent and easy easel
By True North
from ottawa, ontario, canada
The advantage of this easel is that it is light and portable and can still hold up to 25 lbs. in weight.
Very sturdy and super easy to adjust and fold up. Love it!
Hardly needs assembly!
Other than the little prop for the canvas, which needs some back and forth to position it, this easel is put together, which makes assembly-phobes happy. It extends to a good height for working in a seated position. I tried hooking the frame of a small canvas over the top support bar and it seemed sturdy enough if one wanted the canvas at a standing height. I don't believe the easel itself is strong enough for really large canvases.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
I'm painting again!
from Los Angeles
Unfortunately I don't have an artist studio so I really need something that I could pick up and put away or take out very quickly - this easel is perfect - assembles or disassembles in seconds, and is so sturdy, it's like using a regular easel. The canvas basically gets locked in so you only have one thing to carry and since you can easily leave the painting in while putting legs up or down, this means I can leave it basically assembled away in the utility closet and put it back up when the mood strikes in seconds. I also like being able to fold away completely so it fits in my compact on-the-go life.
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