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Many visual artists use tracing boxes in their daily work for things like looking at photographic negatives and tracing patterns on drafting paper. This Quilt Product takes care of both the artist and the quilter.


Lite Box Rating: Rated 4 Stars

Price: $69 - $100 (watch for sales)

Warranty: 5-yr

Size: 12" X 18"

Where to Purchase: Amazon.com



A lite tracer box was originally designed for artists but quilters find them very useful with applique work.

A light tracer will look something like a lightweight briefcase with a top that opens to reveal an inside storage area.

This Quilting Tool is designed with a slanted top to make tracing of printable quilt patterns easy.

The box consists of a backlit piece of plexiglass or frosted glass for the top to reduce glare.

Quilters like it because it can be easily ported from place to place.


Pros & Cons of Lite Box

Pros:

  • quilters benefit from light tracer box technology.
  • The introduction of LED lighting technology was instrumental for the tracer box.
  • Illuminated by a long-life daylight 15-watt fluorescent bulbs.
  • Electrically operated product.
  • Handy storage tray for pencils and other tracing tools.
  • A light box is a tool designed for artists and used by quilters and is very simple to use.
  • It can easily be ported from place to place.
  • The box consists of a backlit piece of plexiglass or frosted tempered glass for the top making it safe to tote around.
  • large work area surface for a top that measures 12" X 18".
  • Art supply stores sell a variety of light boxes in several sizes.
  • A light box tends to be substantially less expensive than a light table, since it does not have a complex framework of legs.

Cons:

  • For ages 15 and up; otherwise adult supervision required.
  • The placement of the lights in a light box is very important to achieve even, crisp lighting without hot spots
  • Diffusers and numerous lights are often used to accomplish this

The Verdict:

  • I find a lite box a must to own and it makes tracing all my designs really easy and quickly done within minutes. I use mine constantly especially for applique work and pattern transfers!

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Art supply stores sell a variety of tracer boxes. Another term for a light box is a light table.

Usually, a light box is distinguished from a light table because it is much more portable and it lacks adjustable legs.

A light box tends to be substantially less expensive than a light table, since it does not have a complex framework of legs.

The placement of the lights inside the box is very important. The goal is to achieve even, crisp lighting without hot spots.

Diffusers and numerous lights are often used to accomplish this. The glass or plexiglass is usually fogged or shaded to reduce glare from the lights underneath.

Light boxes have improved dramatically after the introduction of LED lighting technology.

Any light box will be illuminated by fluorescent light bulbs or LED lighting strips.




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