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Ideal for sketching, layout, and design work, this portable gridded sketch board is made of extra-rigid, 4 mm white Masonite with black 1" grid lines and ¼" hash marks.
Convenience features include a cutout handle, smooth edges, and a firm spring clip for holding paper securely in place. A heavy-duty rubber band secures papers during transport.
These sketch boards are great for the artist, designer, or architect on the go.
® Alvin is a registered trademark.™ Heritage is a trademark. ® Masonite is a registered trademark.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Sketch Board Arrived Quickly
from So Orange County, CA
Comments about Alvin Heritage Gridded Sketch Boards:
I searched the internet to find a giant clipboard and found this one on Blick. I did not get out a tape measure when ordering so when it arrived I was surprised on how large it was. However, it works perfectly for my needs. I wanted a board that I could bring into our family room and doodle and watercolor while watching TV. This size works well.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I bought this one only because the 15"x 16" Blick version was out of stock. I thought the grid would be a bonus but it's printed crooked so it can't be used with a T-square. That's not a big deal to me...but the one I received has such an extremely overwhelming moldy smell like it was stored in a moldy basement for years. I tried to coat it with shellac to seal the smell in (with partial success). I hope the Blick version comes back in stock soon because I like the smaller size.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear about the faults in the board you received from us, and we'd like to take care of this for you. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch with you soon.
Clamp on medium size is weak
from san antonio, texas
I was prepared to love this product. I still like most of it's features, and I like having a smaller alternative for smaller size paper, but the clamp just won't hold the paper. I put a half dozen sheets on it for class and I had to use additional clamps. So I reduced it to two sheets of paper and I still couldn't get the clamp to hold. The price is only average if you actually end up with a board which holds paper the way it's supposed to.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the clips on the board you received weren't working properly. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch via email so we can take care of this for you.
Great product for the price
from Goodyear, AZ
The board was larger than I imagined - I didn't pay close enough attention to the stated size...so it is. But big for me. Other than that, it is very nice! Great price! I will use it a lot.
"Sturdy but light weight"
from New York
Easy to carry along with other materials to sketch classes or plein air set ups. Grid comes in handy for testing horizons, in preliminary sketches.
To grid or not to grid
from Novato, Ca.
I love these sketch boards because I can utilize the grid, or not, depending on what I am working on. I have all three sizes, for ease of preparing a grid of different sizes. Not necessary if you get the largest size, but I use the smaller size most and like to take it with me.
(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
not what I was expecting
from fairfax, Va
The size is a little odd...not convenient for big paper... not needed for little paper.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Love it but, has a few minor issues.
from Lock Haven, PA
I needed one of these for my art classes because, my teacher was running short on the sketch boards. But, the kids she gave them too never do their work and always talk so, I knew that I wasn't going to get one. So I wanted to buy one. I wanted something different than the board's from my school because, I don't want someone stealing it. I'm so glad I got this one. The clips are VERY sturdy and,the paper won't just slip out like a generic one would. The rubber band fit well. You just have to be very gentle when putting it on. If you try to put it on really fast and don't stretch it out a bit, it'll break. Which I think what happened to the other reviewer's. I love the grid. I free hand draw so, i don't grid. But it's a million times easier than using a ruler. As much as I love this product, there were some minor issues. Parts of the board is chipped. Some of the lines on the grid are gone and there are some black stains that i can't get off of it But, that just proves that it's handmade. It's a bit heavy and doesn't bend easily. This board is excellent compared to the boards at my school.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
from Frankfort, Ky
I bought this for my wife for Mother's Day. She liked it so well she began doing my portrait using it! Last year I bought a few of these for Holbrook Indian School but I've never actually seen this product until I bought this for my wife. She has several boards and the ones that have a white smooth finish handle painters tape just fine. The cheaper natural colored boards loose their smooth finish over time using tape on them.I give this one two thumbs up!
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Carol the Pencilpusher
from Hobbs, NM
I was amazed at the poor quality of the board....it is very unevenly cut and had grime that had to be cleaned off before use and it was wrapped in plastic.....don't know how that happened. I use it for drawing and painting so will keep it....otherwise everything else I ordered is good.
Merchant response: We apologize for the issues you encountered with this product. If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of the merchandise you receive, you are entitled to a full replacement or refund. We ask that you contact our Customer Service Department at 800-723-2787 within 30 days so that the exchange, refund, or credit transaction can be arranged to your satisfaction.
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