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Light Box

Discussion in 'General Software & Hardware Forum:' started by Jimlad, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    I'm after one. Not a massive one, A4 size will do me just fine. Thing is, I've seen some crazy variety in prices and was wondering what people would recommend?
     
  2. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

  3. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    I can show you a local shop that sells 'em. As you know I use mine all the time and have done for years. Give me a ring JimLad.
     
  4. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Ta, Typo.

    I saw one on amazon or eBay for roughly £20! Is that too good to be true do you recon?
     
  5. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Well, I've seen one in Argos for £25, wooden with a lip, no bottom apparently which'll let the light shine onto the table surface. Don't like the look of that big lip either.
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    I've also seen one for £54 in Details in Newcastle. Much more the job according to some Youtube videos, but more expensive.
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    The one in Jessops is flat, and £49.
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    Hmm. I'm tempted to buy the one in Details while I'm in town today. Any thoughts?
     
  6. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    Amazing; I like them all, but most of all Argos'. What is the 'lip'?
     
  7. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    The lip at the front, the big edge to sit paper on. It would annoy me when drawing, I think.

    I bought the £54 one from Details today. Brilliant, even light. Good buy. Been using it tonight.
     
  8. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    Thanks. I agree; definitely that shape is good for viewing only. I like the colour of the wood, though. From a drawing point of view, I think you made a great choice.
     
  9. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    Jimlad... personally I'd go for the a4 one at the link I suggested, it's a bit more but it is thinner than the ones you've shown :)

    The jessops one isn't really suitable either, it's more for film slides and digitising them than your 'drawing' requirements
     
  10. With Nothing Added

    With Nothing Added Junior Member

    My English is too creative. Dictionaries.. quick.. include my expressions :)
     
  11. Jimlad

    Jimlad Well-Known Member

    Thanks Levi, and while an LED one might've been nice, it's flat and you need to buy feet for it that don't look like they'd give the best angle for drawing. Plus, thickness isn't everything... said the actress to the bishop.
     
  12. Levi

    Levi Moderator Staff Member

    those feet can be picked up in just about any local diy store so you could pick the size you want :)
     

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