Working on a lightbox is super useful if you’d like to trace an image such as a rough sketch before adding the final line work. No need to worry about untidy pencil lines underneath! The illuminated surface is translucent, allowing the light to pass through and making your tracing work so much easier and more accurate.
Lightboxes can be used for much more than just tracing, though. They can be used for a variety of different applications; by professional artists, animators, designers, architects, fashion designers, tattoo artists, photographers, interior designers and even radiographers!
There are certain features which are very handy in a good lightbox. One of these is a measurement guide along the edges, as this lets you see the size of your surface at a glance. Another useful feature is a light setting to allow you to adjust the brightness of the light source to suit your needs and surroundings. It is important to have an even and consistent light source to make it easier to see all the details underneath.
Other important qualities to look for in your lightbox are non-slip pads underneath to level the lightbox and keep it from moving when tracing, and heat-resistance to withstand many hours of use. LED lightboxes are a great option, as they are extremely light in weight which allows them to be transported with ease from place to place. They should also be simple to manage and easy to plug in at any point.
At The Deckle Edge, we stock excellent LED lightboxes that come in a variety of different sizes. Click here to view them now.