Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Light Boxes and Tables Illuminate Artwork & Graphics to Cut, Trace & Edit

There are so many situations in art in which people often wish they had further illumination to perform precise cutting, tracing, and editing. Light boxes and tables help to accomplish this common plight among artists. Light boxes and tables illuminate artwork & graphics to cut, trace & edit with precision.

A light box is a container that houses several lightbulbs for interior illumination with a glass or frosted Plexiglass top. Though they were invented for sorting photographic plates, light boxes are now being applied to several different uses. Artists love light boxes because they make it easy to view, sort, and organize artwork. Most photographers use light boxes to view slides and other translucent film. The illumination provides a backdrop to turn negative images into more easily viewed lighted images. Photographers use this to their advantage to sort through photos, slides, negatives, and other various forms of film.

Artists also use light boxes for tracing. Lines and details are illuminated through the even light of the Plexiglas that make them much easier to follow and imitate. Embossing and calligraphy are so detailed that mastering the art is often made easier by tracing letters on a light box.

Light tables are also a blessing to many artists whose work is extremely detailed. The light of a light table comes from day lamps that mimic daylight. This ensures color-correctness and an ability to see what the art will look like in natural light. Many galleries are shown indoors, but there are also many artists who use outdoor festivals to seek recognition. These artists are appreciative of an opportunity to work in imitated daylight to achieve the desired coloring.

Light boxes and tables are a godsend for artists everywhere. Detailed drawing is made much easier with the help of additional light or the yellow light of the sun.


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