Artograph TRACER® Opaque Art Projector

Artograph TRACER® Opaque Art Projector

If you think an opaque projector is a big, bulky, noisy behemoth, you haven't seen the Artograph Tracer Opaque Art Projector. It weighs but 3 lbs and its standard 100 watt bulb projects a magnified image 2-14X  the size of any design or 3D object placed beneath its 200mm lens

Item Code: A225-360

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Product Description:

Artograph TRACER® Opaque Art Projector The Artograph Tracer Opaque Art Projector is a friend to novice designers and designers who need to create a banner, mural, sign, or drawing. It's also a much appreciated classroom aid  for teachers who can't draw a straight line!

The Tracer takes a horizontal image such as a  picture or drawing placed beneath its 200mm optical glass lens, and projects a likeness 2 to 14x the size of the actual picture to a vertical surface -  an easel or wall - where it can be traced and colored. The Artograph Tracer also works with small 3D objects. Teachers use it to project to chalkboards or white boards.

As for the set up process, it couldn't be any easier. A standard 100 watt light bulb is included and the only other requirement is a dark room! Among it's other desirable features:

  • At 3 lbs, it's lightweight and portable.
  • Operation is both silent and cool.
  • It comes with a 5 year Warranty and is made in the U.S.A.
  • Larger designs and prints can be projected in sections
  • Copy size: 5x5in(127x127mm). Work in sections with larger designs and prints.

This a  find since there aren't many opaque projectors around anymore. So, a word to the wise is sufficient!

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Customer Reviews

Product Reviews

4.9 out of 5, Based on 13 Reviews.
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Surprisingly effective
Pacific Northwest
September 26, 2014

I had pretty low expectations about this device when I ordered it, but I needed to enlarge some things quick and dirty and wasn't too concerned about quality. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how crisp and sharp the image it projected was. Very workable and acceptable.
mt pleasant pa
December 30, 2013

this unit works great. never gets to hot . get one
New York City NY
December 27, 2012

It worked great. I had to paint this classical style painting and it helped me layout the basic form and I was able to do the rest. It worked so easy.
Shelbyville, KY
July 17, 2012

Absolutely love this projector. It provides exactly what we need to draw on projects we are using in our fund raising event. The price is very reasonable and though the room must be totally dark to get the image quality, I must say, it is much easier than trying to free-hand sketch! The item was shipped without any delay and we have now used it many times. VERY MUCH WORTH THE MONEY! Thank you for a great experience with your company and we are looking forward to future purchases.
July 22, 2011

i was wondering if how do you feed the images into the projector, by thumb drive, slides, or via usb from a computer source? [Madison Art Shop Response: This is an Opaque projector. You take a physical picture such a photo or magazine cutout, and projest that onto your drawing surface.]
Tucson, AZ
May 20, 2011

A great little tool! I was using a big, heavy old projector someone gave me back in the 80's. This is so much nicer, lightweight, easy and more powerful. I'm delighted.
Alpharetta, GA
March 08, 2010

Haven't been able to use the projector yet but I was amazed at the fast shipping. Can't wait to use it!
Raymond, Alberta
November 29, 2009

I got the projector for my grand daughter and was very happy with the quick delivery and the quality of the tracer.
Winter Park, Fl
November 17, 2009

Incredible. At such a low price, it's obvious that I got MORE than my money's worth on such a high-performance product. I used to use a big, bulky, malfunctioning rig that appeared to be from the early 1980's, and now that I have the Tracer by Artograph, I have MAJORLY streamlined my equipment collection. Plus it comes with an Earth Bulb, GO GREEN!

Besides rambling about the product, Madison has the FASTEST and most reliable shipping I have EVER dealt with, when it showed up, I was almost convinced I JUST submitted the order.

Serious kudos.
Hampton, Va.
June 19, 2009

As an artist, creator
Pleasanton, CA
June 18, 2009

I think this is a pretty great product at a great price. Set-up was simple (just screwing in the included lightbulb). You can focus it quickly and easily. It seems that the more detail you want, the darker the room has to be, especially if you're only enlarging the image onto a small canvas. If you're doing a huge project on a wall, you can probably get away with a bit lighter of a room.
Pleasanton, CA
June 09, 2009

I just got this yesterday. It came safe and sound in it's original packing. The set-up was simple: screwing in a lightbulb. It includes an energy-saving lightbulb that I'm pretty certain doesn't get as hot as the regular lightbulbs, which is good news if you're trying to enlarge a heat-sensitive photo.

I did play around with it last night, and it was perfect. It focused easily. In my 12' wide room, the projected image was impressive. The projected viewing area was probably 7' x 10' with the projector at least 11' from the projection surface.
Pleasanton, CA
June 09, 2009

I just received this yesterday. I'm pleased to say that it arrived unharmed.

The energy-saving bulb included doesn't require the warm up time that some energy-saving bulbs do. It also doesn't seem to get as hot as a regular bulb, which hopefully means that we can disregard some of the warnings about the heat (which could be helpful when enlarging temperature-sensitive photographs).

Since set-up only required screwing the bulb in, I of course tested it right away. It is really impressive. The lens focuses very easily, and across a 12' foot room that 5" picture easily grows to massive proportions (I would guess at least 7' tall by 10' wide). I printed in black and white a photograph that I had reduced to outlines of the subject (using a graphics program), and it came out looking stunning. I could have easily traced the image in paint on my wall.

I am certain that I'm going to have a lot of fun creating with this item.

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