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For years, Gagne's Porta-Trace Light Boxes have set the standard for true color, maximum light diffusion, and attractive, durable design. Now Gagne takes this important visualization tool to the next level with Gagne Porta-Trace LED Light Boxes, boasting eco-friendly, bright white LED lights that save on energy consumption and last up to 50,000 hours.
These are the brightest light boxes on the market, and the LED lights are guaranteed to be equivalent to if not brighter than previous models with incandescent bulbs. They provide excellent color quality for all artistic and graphic arts projects.
Whether you choose a stainless steel or wood chassis, Porta-Trace Light Boxes exhibit exceptional quality that artists have trusted for decades. The stainless steel model is lightweight and rust-resistant. The wood model is beautifully crafted from 5/8" thick solid oak. Both include a shatter-resistant, 1/4" thick opal Plexiglas top that offers wide, even illumination with minimal glare and no hot spots.
The stainless steel 18" × 24" and 24" × 36" sizes are equipped with a rear support leg and rubber feet for tilting.
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Comments about Gagne Porta-Trace LED Light Boxes:
This is fairly lightweight compared to its size. I got the largest light box. Easy to use - simply turn it on! There is a piece of metal tubing that can be used to elevate at an angle for easier tracing. The light is very bright which definitely helps with tracing. Overall very glad I got it. Also having the largest size allows you to do different sizes of sketches. Very happy with purchase.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Austin, TX
It was perfect size for the students projects
Great portable drawing table
from Milton, FL
I was going to try to make a portable drawing table as our Art group meets at the library every other week. Problem is... we have flat tables, and I need a work area that is tilted slightly. I did not want to invest in a large (and heavy) table top easel and thought this looked like a good deal... made of steel, and if anything comes loose, easily replaceable at the hardware store. Company found out that there was a crack in the plexiglass (minor defect) and insisted on sending a replacement. Wow!
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Solid Light-weight Light box
from Wilmington, NC
A nice strong lightbox, that will let you copy onto thicker weight watercolor papers, without having to get everything on graphite paper. May be a little strong if you primarily work in light-weight or translucent mediums. Very lightweight, so will be easy to travel with. My only concern is that there is a single wire that works to keep it at a tilt. If you put a lot of pressure on your drawings this may cause you some trouble.
from Denver, CO
Must turn lights off to see through 108 lb paper.
Quality product at a great price!
from Seattle, Wa
Gagne light boxes are super bright and very durable. This model is sized 11"x18". Big enough to do a center page spread. Just what I needed and it was on sale! One day I'll move up to something larger but for the price, this light box was a steal.
Disappointing but usable
from Stratham, NH
I will use this light box for reviewing/organizing photographic slides and negatives. Things that are great about the product are: Made in USA, energy efficient with LED lamps, durable and attractive box, and the sale price is very reasonable. Things that are not great: The surface of the translucent top is rough with scratches and gouges and the edges of the translucent top have a rough cut feel. Since this box is only going to used in my workroom and not seen by the public, I expect it to be very functional. If this box were to be used in a public setting, it's rough craftsmanship would be embarrassing & unacceptable and I would have returned the box to Dick Blick for a refund.
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that there were scratches on the surface of the light box you received from us. One of our Customer Care Agents will be in touch to see what we can do to help.
Not quite perfect....
from Charlotte, N. C.
One of the rubber tips that balances the light box doesn't fit its hole and falls out, making it easy to lose and resulting in a wobbly box. It arrived with it rattling around in the package as a result of falling out during its shipping.
from Santa Fe NM
Not very large which is good as it does not take up much space. Love the LED lightingBut don't buy the carrying case, it does not fit!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Light was blinding
from South Pasadena
I ordered the oak one for a gift. It was gorgeous until I turned the light on. The light was so blindingly bright that I had to look away. I call this the God Box. "No man shall look at me and live." Had to send it back because the bulbs cannot be exchanged, they are meant to be permanent. Fortunately, I was sent a pre-paid return label.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your review! We're sorry that this light box was too bright for what you needed, but of course, we were more than happy to work with you on a return.
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