Projector for painting: advice wanted
May 22, 2014 12:01 PM   Subscribe

I want to project digital images, resident on a laptop, onto a large canvas in order to paint them. My maximum canvas size will be, say, 6 feet by 6 feet. What sort of projector do I need? I am unlikely to use it for any other purpose, i.e. movie viewing.
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Old school overhead.
Craigslist or ebay you can get them cheap.
Then print the image onto transparency film.
A digital projector will run about $400+
posted by Sophont at 1:13 PM on May 22, 2014 [1 favorite]

I work this way.

I use an overhead projector I got from the local university's surplus outlet for $10, and I have an HD Epson projector I could use instead if I thought it would be any better.

You don't really need all that much clarity. It's just a shortcut for proportions.
posted by cmoj at 3:41 PM on May 22, 2014

Of course there are opaque projectors that can be quite expensive, but are super nice. You can project directly from a photograph or whatever with those.
posted by cmoj at 3:42 PM on May 22, 2014

Response by poster: Hm, ok. I don't have a printer, but I will take this under advisement. Thank you!
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic at 4:48 PM on May 22, 2014

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