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Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 06:25:20 PM
Hi Tony

Haven't used one but I'll be interested to see how you get on as that page is already in my favourite folder - there are a few vids on youtube which show how they work.

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Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 07:00:51 PM
Hi Tony

Haven't used one but I'll be interested to see how you get on as that page is already in my favourite folder - there are a few vids on youtube which show how they work.

Anita
Hello Anita! Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I'll post how I get on with it and, share some pics. I'll have another look on Youtube for the vids. The ones I found were naff! It looks straight forward enough. The Amazon feedback was a mixed bag of comments but, I still elected to give it a try.
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Reply #3 on: October 04, 2011, 12:13:39 AM
that is basically an opaque projector, so you will need a darkened room to use it. I built myself one before I bought my overhead projector. They work well if the light source inside is strong enough.

I bought my overhead projector off an auction site for $100 and it works like a bomb. Only thing there is that you need to be able to print onto transparencies. If you have an inkjet you get transparencies for them. I have a colour laser so just use regular transparency sheets


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Reply #4 on: October 04, 2011, 06:18:47 AM
that is basically an opaque projector, so you will need a darkened room to use it. I built myself one before I bought my overhead projector. They work well if the light source inside is strong enough.

I bought my overhead projector off an auction site for $100 and it works like a bomb. Only thing there is that you need to be able to print onto transparencies. If you have an inkjet you get transparencies for them. I have a colour laser so just use regular transparency sheets
Thank you Nolan. That's really interesting. I'd looked at 'Overhead Projectors' but, they seemed real expensive. Perhaps I'll get one on eBay sometime. (if I find this Tracer a pain to use in the dark!).  Hey, perhaps you'd show us a pic/video of you using the overhead projector? pls   :)
I was wondering about the 'transparencies' for my inkjet printer. I wasn't sure if you could get them. (I was gonna get some to print them grids you posted for us!).
Thanks again.
Tony  ;)
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Reply #5 on: October 05, 2011, 01:01:42 PM
Update on my 'Tracer Projector':
It arrived today and it was damaged in transit! Well, the special bulb was smashed. After spending ages looking through our box of bulbs I managed to find one. A low energy 20watt. The one that came with it was a 23watt spiral one. I put my one in and it worked ok but, the actual image on the canvas was absolutely useless.  :(
I had the blinds closed but daylight was still fairly strong. So, I closed the curtains. This wasn't enough to make the room dark enough. So I covered the window area with a bed sheet. Well, apart form tripping over the cable and not being able to find the picture I wanted to use, I had to turn the light on! Once I managed to adjust the distance and the angles and the focus, the final result was fair. Not good for fine detail though.
My opinion on this product is poor to say the least and, I've arranged to return it for a refund.   :yippee:
Don't waste your money on one of these.
I'm gonna get an overhead projector like Nolan instead. There's lots on eBay so, I might get one second hand for a good price.
I'll update once I get one of those.  ;)
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Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 06:56:45 PM
I'll see what I can do Tony


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Reply #8 on: October 17, 2011, 08:11:52 PM
it looks like a regular overhead projector. I think it's just the glass reflecting that looks like a mirror O0

You are in business now  :yippee:


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Reply #9 on: October 17, 2011, 08:54:12 PM
Looks good Tony, this should work out better for you than the last one.  O0


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Reply #10 on: October 17, 2011, 09:08:34 PM
Thank you Nolan and Val!  :thankyou:
Yeah, I hope it turns out okay. I plan to use it a lot and so it'll save me a huge amount of time and frustration drawing in outlines and proportions.
I'll update on it's use once it arrives and I set about laying in the 'Rose' outline.
Cheers  ;)
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Reply #11 on: October 19, 2011, 11:36:23 AM
My projector has arrived from eBay seller. It seems to work okay but, I need to buy some acetate sheets so I can print something to try it out proper. It's compact and the bottom of it is a mirror. I didn't expect that.
Anyway,  I also need new ink cartridges Arghhhh! Expensive but, essential.
I'll update and post a picture later once I've got out and bought 'em.
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Reply #12 on: October 19, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
Best of luck with it Tony... I'm sure it will be a valuable tool for you.


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Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 07:26:11 PM
if you have an inkjet printer you will need to use the coated sheets designed to work in the inkjet. Inkjet ink will not adhere to the regular projector acetate sheets


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Reply #14 on: October 19, 2011, 07:54:37 PM
 :thankyou: Val & Nolan.
I've just used a A4 cover (them thin ones 'ya use to store documents) and drawn on it while holding over the laptop screen. I drew round the Tulip reference picture then projected it onto the wall. It works a treat! Very clear even in a lit room. (oh, it doesn't project standard photos by the way. You were correct Nolan, it's just a regular Projector!)
Here's a pic of it in use. 'Ya can just make out the outline on the wall. Sorry, I should have used a canavas. I will next time (you may have to right click on the pictures and 'open in new tab'. They wouldn't load bigger for me but that may be because the internet is busy)

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''Don't spend life going forward in reverse, just glimpse the rear view mirror now and again then, focus on what lays ahead''.
(Tony. ASM 3rd July 2013)