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    Default LightPad 930 review...NOT recommended.

    As some of you know, I recently purchased a LightPad 930 and to say I'm unimpressed would be an understatement. It's not really bright enough to work thru two sheets of plain white printer paper and the raised lip of the frame is a CONSTANT ANNOYANCE as it catches the edge of the paper any time it's rotated (like when drawing scrolls???). This problem is aggravated by the intense static electricity sticking the paper to the glass. Would it have been so difficult to make the frame flush with the glass? And the light bright enough to work on anything thicker than bumwad or vellum? For $190 (ok, I got it 50% off, but still) I expected a far superior product. It's going back to the store...
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    Not having tried that one, can't comment - but having a raised rim would be a PITA.

    Try https://www.amazon.com/Tracing-Artcr...es+for+tracing

    Even if these turn out to be "disposable" they are cheap enough...


    Brian

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    the raised edge totally hoses using a straight edge. also, my earlier report was before the sun really hit the windows in my workspace. in stronger ambient light, this thing is practically unusable.
    Mitch Moschetti

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    Thanks for review

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    Nice that you HAVE some sun... we won't for a few more days yet.


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    Have you tried an Etch-A-Sketch? No substitute for old time technology.

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    Mitch get one like Brian suggested, you will not be disappointed,
    the wife bought one for her craft, A3 size, they are very bright and they are dimmable, (photo shows how bright they are, just normal printer paper, and note that the original image has a shadow background from the laser printer so it was a bit darker to start with,
    and there is also an A2 size for $66.00, if you need a bigger one.

    https://www.amazon.com/MSRM-Tatoo-Tr...ox+for+tracing

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    "strive to produce work that the very best engravers do, set your mark high, aim for it, but don't be disappointed when you don't get to 100%, you will have done your best and that's what counts" - Phil Coggan

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    if you have a dull mind use a sharp pencil

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    They do make the revolution which is specifically designed for rotating.

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