Even with its large size, this light box is very thin at about 0.3", so it's easy to transport wherever it's needed. Ships with the electrical adapter you need to power the device. Delivers an even lighting surface, meaning you won't have dark spots to deal with, which is impressive in such a thin design.
Pricier than smaller options. Some build quality issues that cause occasional power failures.
Features 21 LED bulbs, so you'll receive an even lighting surface without dark spots. Very thin light box, measuring about 0.14" in thickness. With dimensions equal to an A4 paper size, you should be able to fit this light box into a backpack for portability. Includes USB cable for power.
Uses an internal diffuser, which may dim the light too much for certain use cases.
Great choice for beginners who would like to try a light box tracer for the first time. Gives you an A4 paper size drawing surface, which is about average. Measures about 0.12" in thickness, so it's lightweight and portable. Brightness of LED panels is adjustable. Includes a USB cable to provide power to the unit.
Lights will automatically power down after anywhere from a few to several minutes of use.
Average drawing surface size with dimensions roughly equal to A4 size paper. Very thin light box at about 0.19", so you can easily carry it with you wherever you need to use it. Runs over a USB connection, and the cord is included. Very easy to use, as it doesn't have any extra features.
No instructions. Uses a diffusing layer that may dim the light too much for some applications.
Works for drawing and tracing, but you also can use it for sewing or quilting projects. Includes a recessed tray along the top to hold pencils. Working surface is slightly tilted, so it's more comfortable to use for drawing. Product has a good longevity and is made in the United States.
Thicker than some other light box tracers at about 4' . Expensive price point.
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In the old days, a light box tracer was a slanted sheet of translucent plexiglass and a light bulb. Your work area was plagued by dark spots. Today, artists can have an evenly lit workspace that makes tracing and other endeavors a joy. Most tracers are flat, lightweight, and easily portable. One that is smooth, durable, can be tilted, and has a tray for your art supplies, will provide you with the most satisfaction. The best tracers are flicker-free and dimmable. Your tracer should be at least large enough to fit a standard-sized piece of paper, have a clip to keep your artwork from moving, and feature a long-lasting battery or a plug for a USB port or a wall outlet.
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