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Artograph Tracer Projector

by Artograph
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
RRP: 119.99
Price: 49.97 & FREE Delivery in the UK. Details
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  • A Versatile Art Projector for the beginner artist or crafter
  • Enlarges flat artwork and small 3-D objects from 2 up to 14 times onto any vertical surface
  • Horizontal projection onto any vertical surface
  • Illumination 23 watt fluorescent bulb included
  • Suitable for artists aged twelve and over
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.5 Kg
Product Dimensions34.8 x 24.6 x 15 cm
Manufacturer recommended age:3 years and up
Item model numberART225450
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 5,140 in Toys & Games (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 Kg
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Date First Available29 Dec 2007

Product Safety

This product is subject to specific safety warnings
  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

A versatile art projector for the beginning artist or crafter, and Artograph's best seller. The Tracer enlarges any design or pattern onto a wall from two to fourteen times the origins size. Projected image can be easily traced and coloured as desired. No set-up necessary and simple to operate. Standard 100-watt bulb included. Needs to be used in a dark room. From the first art projector, assembled in a garage over 6 decades ago, to the state-of-the-art models precision-built today, Artograph has always strived to deliver easy-to-use, reliable products. Our products have changed over the years, but our commitment to workmanship and creativity is as strong as ever. From our art projectors, light boxes and spray booths to our Open Studio furniture line, everything is designed with the artist in mind. We look forward to the next half century as we continue to make the creative process more rewarding and productive for our customers.

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    49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Toy? 2 Jan 2011
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    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
    Whilst it is advertised as a 'TOY',its main purpose for me is to transfer photographs etc. onto canvas before painting. So it is not used as a toy, but an aid to my painting. It does lack a lot of refinement (uneven finish on the base means I have to level it) and the lens falls out if you are not careful.
    All that aside, it is the cheapest way I have found of transferring images onto canvas,whilst maintaining correct perspective etc.

    Amazon's price was the best I could find, and with no postage to pay it made it a decent buy.

    It does the job I want (just) and as the next alternatives such as overhead projectors etc. are so expensive, it is the only option within my purse at present.
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    20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Artograph Tracer Projector 23 May 2012
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    There has been some negative reviews about this Tracer but I have not had any problems It has done exactly what it said it would do, some of the negative reviews I read were things that could be sorted like It was said to copy a photo it ruined the photo because of the heat from the bulb well I just photo coped the photo and used the paper copy no problem the result was the same, so I would recommend the Artograph Tracer Projector it has made my painting so much easer.
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    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars It does the job without fuss 19 Mar 2011
    Durability: 3.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
    I've had my Tracer Projector for about 15 years now, and it is still going strong. Yes, it does feel cheap but the money has clearly gone into the lens and mirrors as blown-up images are crisp without fringing or distortion. It is a very simple piece of equipment and doesn't need threaded focus which would just have increased costs without improving performance! Gently pulling or pushing whilst rotating the lens allows fine adjustments to be made. There is a bit of to and fro to get a crisp image at the size you want but once set (about 5 mins max) all the action is then at the art end with the projector just doing its thing. You do have to use in a darkened room.

    I wouldn't describe this as a toy, it would be a useful tool for a sensible teenager interested in art.

    I use mine to create applique for the kites I make and have never failed to get admiring comments.
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    64 of 66 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars This is not a toy!!. 3 Mar 2011
    By Lizlass
    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I bought one of these, some years ago, have used it many times and can say it really is a good and, for the money, cheap, easy to use projector. artograph also have the 'prism' projector, which is hugely expensive for what it is, as it works on the same principle as this tracer, in fact for the same price you are into digital all singing, dancing projectors. A reviewer said they have used it for photographs, I never have but would question whether the heat from the bulb would cause the photo to warp?, as the image is not that far from the light source. Basically what you have here is light and mirrors, simple but very effective way to transfer a image to another surface.
    Size matters; the image needs to fit within the 5x5inch base, but don't let that fool you as it will enlarge greatly. The further away from the surface the larger the image and visa versa, focus is manual/turning the front focus ring, which has never fallen off during my use. Very easy to use. As another has pointed out, the tracer can get a little warm, and as it is an electric item then if a child is to use it an adult should be in charge, and for that reason I feel it should not be classed as a toy. It is lightweight/portable and I do not consider it flimsy.
    If you want to transfer images to walls,canvas, paper... whatever, and do not want to pay the earth then this will do the job very well.
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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars A trace of perfection 8 May 2012
    By Amazon Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
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    Durability: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    I bought this not as a toy but as a serious aid for my daughter in her A-level Art studies. The notion of this being a toy had escaped me till I wrote this review, which asked for ratings with reference to this item being a toy. I answered positively on all even though it is not a toy, as far as my daughter is concerned. This is a serious bit of useful kit for her.

    My daughter loves this tool -it works exactly as it is supposed to, and her results from start onwards have been completely what she wants. It provides very clear enlargements of even quite small pictures, and she is happily working on scaled-up images traced onto paper on which she shone the projected image.

    The optics are good enough to produce an image that is accurate enough for tracing work, and it is very easy to use and set up. It is reasonably robustly constructed. It should withstand minor knocks and bumps though as with all optical instruments, it's better to avoid the knocks and bumps.

    A good product which has fulfilled expectations.

    Highly recommended,

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    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Projector 19 Jun 2011
    By CatMan
    Durability: 4.0 out of 5 stars    Educational: 5.0 out of 5 stars    Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
    This is a lightweight plastic projector so not really suitable for little hands, however once set up by an adult, it is a great educational tool.
    The maximum size it accepts is 5 inches square but you can copy larger images by shuffling them round.
    Zoom goes from x2 to x40, if you've paper large enough.
    It gives children the opportunity to produce realistic pictures the can be coloured in and with continual use, a child will soon not need it, they will have the shapes in their heads and so this is an excellent beginners introduction to drawing just about anything.
    Having seen my two children 'fight' over who is going to use it, I would say that this is excellent value for money.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars My Experience of the Artograph Projector
    It does what I wanted it to do. Because it has a cooler running bulb, the image does not drift accross the drawing paper the way it tends to do on some other episcope projectors... Read more
    Published 18 days ago by Neil Macleod
    5.0 out of 5 stars good product
    not bad for the price at all and you cant expect more when you paying 50 pounds....as i said not bad for the price
    Published 24 days ago by Tony
    1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading: US 110v product with US plug
    Of course as a lot of reviewers have already stated, this is way overpriced for what it actually is. The quality is flimsy with the minimum of components. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Tina D.
    1.0 out of 5 stars poor description
    This is being sold on Amazon UK but no where in the description does it mention that it is only useable in North America due to it's different plug and voltage. Read more
    Published 1 month ago by Wynter
    1.0 out of 5 stars Not suitable for English plugs
    This item was sent to me with an American plug. I had to spend another 28 on a transformer so I could use it with our electrical system in the UK. Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Mrs PSJ Rowlands
    1.0 out of 5 stars Sorry don't waste your money!
    No it doesn't do what it says. I really wanted this to work. It looked neat and easy to use. Despite the fact that it arrived with the bulb broken I made enquiries for replacement... Read more
    Published 2 months ago by Artbycpd
    5.0 out of 5 stars The artist's friend
    I used this immediately and was very impressed by it's utility. Also the price was very competitive, although to be honest you could almost make one yourself if you put your mind... Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Cameron
    4.0 out of 5 stars Very good value for money
    For the money it is very good value. A couple of small points, the lead is quite short and the unit is quite light so it moves around easily when tracing something. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Charles Waters
    3.0 out of 5 stars A tracer
    If you can draw then do so as this is a touch clumsy to use. You need a darkened room and space and facilities to set it to just the size you need. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Dudley Clark
    5.0 out of 5 stars Really helpful!
    I find it much easier to draw smaller so to have something to enlarge things for me to canvas is great! And no printing out on to acetate like an OHP - saves a lot of money! Read more
    Published 4 months ago by Victoria
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