Art Opaque PROJECTORS

Art Opaque Projectors ARTOGRAPH, KOPYKAKE, BUHL & GAGNE Artists' Projectors
OPAQUE PROJECTORS to project and enlarge or reduce your pictures, patterns and photographs on a wall, paper or canvas for tracing and visualizing.
Just think of all the extra hours you can spend painting rather than drawing. With an art projector you can sketch and re-sketch your image in minutes giving you confidence to paint more boldly.

KOPYKAKE, ARTOGRAPH, GAGNE and BUHL Artists Opaque Projectors!


Art Projectors

Best Selling Artists' Opaque Projectors:
  • Kopykake Kwik-Draw KD200 Lower priced
  • Kopykake Kobra K5000 Artist Opaque Projector Higher-end
  • Kopykake 300XK Artist Opaque Projector Mid-High range
  • Artograph SUPER PRISM™ Opaque Art Projector Mid range

    Best Selling LightBoxes:
  • Artograph LIGHT TRACER® Light Box 10" x 12"
  • Artograph LIGHT TRACER® II Light Box 12" x 18"
  • Artists' Opaque Projectors by Manufacturer:
  • Artograph Opaque Projectors & Lightboxes
  • Kopykake Opaque Projectors
  • BUHL Opaque Projectors
  • Gagne LightBoxes & Opaque Projectors
  • The Kopykakes and Artographs are both top name-brands. The Buhl is in a class by itself!
    The difference in price is generally the difference in sharpness. If you just need a basic outline, the lower-priced ones will work well enough. If you want to capture every hair of the original, go for the higher-end ones.
    We have received excellent customer feedback on each and every model!
    As you can see, we are currently running fantastic sale-prices on all!

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    Imagine how your skills will improve as you no longer worry about making a painting mistake that will ruin your carefully and painstakingly drawn sketch - with an opaque projector you can sketch and re-sketch your image in minutes giving you confidence to paint more boldly.

    Lightboxes to backlight pictures, patterns, designs and photographs for tracing, scrapbooking, embossing and stenciling.


    How to Paint Successful Pictures....

    The sketch is a fundamental element to a successful painting so why leave this essential task to chance when using photos and other images as reference? An inaccurate sketch makes for an unsuccessful painting, here's how to be sure your paintings start out with a strong sketch...


    Painting from photos is something all artists do but often it is the source of much frustration - a process that sometimes takes many hours. Most of this time is the preparation - drawing the subject in perspective, proportion or the correct scale; but the creative part of art - the painting - is what artists enjoy most.

    Doesn't it make sense to complete the drawing as quickly and as accurately as possible so you can get on and enjoy the creative painting? Now you can.

    Enlarging your photos to almost any size and drawing them accurately in minutes leaves you to set your creativity free and enjoy painting.

    Enlarging photos with a Kopykake projector is simple. Just put your original image into the projector, raise the projector head on its stand to enlarge to your desired size, focus the image and then outline it comfortably as you work at your drawing table.
    Using a projector will let you get your image down in minutes instead of hours any other method would take.

    Today's Replacement for the Camera Obscura:

    Norman Rockwell used a projector...
    Carvaggio and peers using the camera obscura to start an artistic revolution.
    Since the days of Michelangelo and da Vinci--indeed, ever since artists began to create works--the need to transfer drawings from one surface to another has been a challenge. Early attempts to replicate images began with the use of the camera obscura, developed in the 17th century. This is a simple, black lined box with a tiny hole in one end. The image from one room goes through the hole and can fill a wall in another room. Da Vinci was one of the first artists to employ the use of the camera obscura for transfer of his subject matter from one place to another without freehand drawing. Another well-documented use was by Johannes Vermeer in the mid 1600's.


    Our entire selection of Kopykake, Gagne and Artograph Art Projectors & LightBoxes all enjoy a long-held reputation of quality!

    The entire selection is uniquely
    designed to effectively project an image of a pattern, design, or photograph for visualizing and
    tracing.

    They will help anyone, from the professional to the beginning crafter,
    get to the fun part faster!


    Artist Opaque Projectors beam the image directly onto your work surface for quick and easy scaling, tracing and visualizing. Use a projector to scale up originals, brush up on your drawing skills, paint on a grander scale, repeat a picture or design and most of all, save time!

    Opaque Projectors

    From budget-priced projection systems and small light boxes to large, sophisticated art opaque projectors, we carry a projection product to meet every creative need. Browse our full line of KopyKake, Gagne and Artograph projectors and projection accessories. Learn about Opaque Art projectors.

    Low Cost Projection Systems

    Low cost projection systems use an ordinary household light bulb and straightforward bounce reflection technology. While most projection systems employ a top-loading format, this projector is simply set on the image being transferred and projects. Utilizing a 3 1/2" - 5" square image area, it is possible to project a 10X to 14X (7' in size!) enlargement with these units.

    Moderate to High-end Projection Systems

    Moderately priced to top-of-the-line opaque projectors take quantum leaps in enlargement sizes, brightness of projected images, and image copy areas. Magnification up to 30X (as large as 78" by 78" in one model), brightness up to 650 watts, and an image acceptance area as large as 8 1/2" by 11" make projectors useful to any artist, graphic designer, architect and craftsperson. Many have reversible lenses, so they also function as an image reducer.

    In 1947, the founders of Artograph revolutionized the method of projecting an image with the development of the first Artograph projector. Originally called the "Kouba Lucy," it was designed by the renowned Midwest wildlife artist, Les Kouba. Les and partners Seymour Pederson, )ohn Engel and Ed Hirschoff, built this first projector from assorted automobile parts, a garage door track, plywood, and a bellows - all scavenged from a junk shop. The outstanding response to this projector set in motion the direction of the company. Since that day, we have continually expanded our product line with one governing philosophy - to design "Products For the Creative Mind" -yours.

    By those standards, we are fortunate to have the many image transfer devices manufactured today. From budget-priced projection systems and small light boxes to large, more sophisticated units, there is a product to meet every creative need.

    Artograph's full-line of art projectors, light boxes and spray booths have a long-held reputation of high quality workmanship and design. Backed by more than 55years of manufacturing expertise, each product has been uniquely designed to fuel your imagination, while aiding in the creative process. We have continually watched and listened while customers likeyou have created. Your needs have been the source of inspiration for all our products and the satisfaction they deliver is our number one priority.

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    Low cost projection systems employ the use of an ordinary household light bulb and straightforward bounce reflection technology. While most projection systems employ a top-loading format, this projector is simply set on the image being transferred and projects. Utilizing a 3" square image area, a 4X to 5X enlargement is possible with this unit.

    Moderately priced to top-of-the-line projectors take quantum leaps in enlargement sizes, brightness of projected images, and image copy areas. Magnification up to 30X (as large as 78" by 78" in one model), brightness up to 650 watts, and an image acceptance area as large as 8 1/2" by 11" make projectors useful to any artist, graphic designer, architect and craftsperson. Many have reversible lenses, so they also function as an image reducer.

    Our entire selection of Artograph ART PROJECTORS are specially designed to effectively project an image of a pattern, design, stencil, photo, or drawing for scaling, visualizing and tracing. ART PROJECTORS can be used for fine art, illustration, murals, airbrushing, decorative arts, craft projects, banners, signs, and much more. (The Artograph projecors are not for slides.)

    INSPIRED DESIGN
    Professional artists, illustrators, crafters, hobby painters and designers around the world appreciate the superior performance of Artograph® Art Opaque Projectors, Light Boxes and Spray Systems.

    Artograph gives you productivity you can count on - year after year. Artograph products require either little maintenance, or none at all. Artograph's commitment to your creativity never stops. Since the company's conception in 1947, Artograph has constantly sought enhanced quality through better design. The result - products that are always the fastest, most efficient, most direct responses to your creative needs.

    See for yourself how Artograph's range of high spec products can let you do more… creatively and productively!

    KOPYKAKE

    Kopykake is a line of best-selling art opaque projectors.

    Here are some of Kopykake's Projector FAQs:

    Why use a projector?

    There are a number of reasons artists benefit from using a Kopykake projector:<

    1. You can enlarge photos to the size you want and quickly trace the image to get an accurate sketch in minutes. This saves hours compared to the squaring off method.

    2. Using a projector helps the artist conquer drawing easily - no more problems with perspective or proportion

    3. Many artists prefer painting than drawing so a projector allows them to get painting sooner by enabling them to get their image down fast and sketch in minutes

    4. A projector allows artists to draw an accurate sketch every time

    5. Because sketches can be done in minutes, artists feel more confident as they paint because they know that a sketch can be done over in minutes anytime they make a painting mistake

    6. Professional artists realize projector helps them achieve more in less time = more money!


    My Projector is not projecting a clear image?

    Be sure to follow the Owner's Manual instructions carefully, the main points being:

    1. Be sure to remove the protective film from the mirror before use

    2. Did you insert the lens correctly? It must be inserted into the lens barrel (like putting a cork back into a wine bottle). For enlarging your image, insert the lens glass end first. For reducing, insert open end first

    3. Is the original image buckling? If your original image is buckling in the heat then it will create an out of focus projection. Tape your image to a piece of card to give it rigidity

    4. Are you focusing by moving the lens in and out until the image becomes clear?


    What if my original image is larger than 6" x 6"? How do I project that?

    Our Kobra projector will allow original images of up to 8.5" x 11" (A4 letter size) but our other models accept only images up to 6" x 6" (except the K35 slide projector).

    To project an original image that is larger that 6" x 6":


    1. Purchase a Kopykake Kobra projector

    2. Reduce your original image on a photocopier

    3. Scan your original image at a reduced size and print it (using a computer)

    4. Project the image in sections

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    GAGNE

    We have added to our inventory, Projectors and Light Tables from GAGNE.

    GAGNE (Gahney') is a another top-quality brand name company in the business since 1952!

    Gagne Projectors have a unique inovative technology which allow bottom loading and 50% less heat out-put than others!

    Their "Table Light Box" is an outstanding piece that you will use and marvel at for years to come!

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    {For more about artist's opaque projectors, see above "Art Projectors Tips & Techniques" and "About Light Boxes / Tips & Techniques". We also carry some educational books on this as listed above.}

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    ARTOGRAPH - MADE IN THE USA

    Artograph Art Projectors

    Our entire selection of Artograph art projectors are specially designed to effectively project an image of a pattern, design, stencil, photo, or drawing for scaling, visualizing and tracing. Art projectors can be used for fine art, illustration, murals, airbrushing, decorative arts, craft projects, banners, signs, and much more. (The Artograph projectors are not for slides.)

    Professional artists, illustrators, crafters, hobby painters and designers around the world appreciate the superior performance of Artograph® Art Opaque Projectors, Light Boxes and Spray Systems.

    Artograph gives you productivity you can count on - year after year. Artograph products require little or no maintenance. Artograph's commitment to your creativity never stops. Since the company's conception in 1947, Artograph has constantly sought to enhanced quality through better design. The result - products that provide the fastest, most direct responses to your creative needs.

    See for yourself how Artograph's range of high spec products can let you do more… creatively and productively!

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    MORE TIPS ON ARTISTS' OPAQUE PROJECTORS & LIGHTBOXES

    Common Opaque Projector Uses
    What do artists use opaque projectors for?
    Opaque projectors are used by painters to transfer images. Painters can place a sketch or photo on an opaque projector and the picture is then projected onto their canvas or wall. Opaque projectors are one way in which artists can take a small picture and make it larger while maintaining the proportion and perspective of the original.

    Prolong Opaque Projector Use
    How long can I keep an image under an opaque projector?
    You should be aware that opaque projectors have brighter bulbs than overhead projectors. You should never leave your materials in the projectors for too long or they can be damaged by the heat. To protect your images and materials you should turn off the projector periodically and allow it to cool down.

    Saving Time With Opaque Projectors and LightBoxes
    Do opaque projectors really save artists time?
    Light boxes or opaque projectors are a great tool for an artist who is looking to repeat their designs throughout a surface or garment. Being able to move the image around in the opaque projector, doubling the image up or moving the projector itself can save an artist countless hours of time.

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