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UmbraCast, Shadow line projector for pointed pen and broad edge calligraphy writing | Calligraphy Guide Sheet Caster
Materials: acrylic, stainless steel, polypropylene
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WHAT'S IN THE BOX:
- 1 set of stainless steel sides supports;
- 5mm acrylic plate 8x29cm; 0R - 1 5mm acrylic plate 8x36cm; OR both plates
- 4 wing nut and bolts;
- 1 set of 3 acetate grids (3mm at 55º and 90º - 3mm at 52º - 3mm at 15º for the 36cm plate) OR (3mm at 55º and 90º - 3mm at 52º - 3mm at 15º for the 29cm plate);
- 1 .ai file for you to make your on grids. (this will be e-mailed to you)
IMPORTANTE: THIS DEVICE DOESN'T INCLUDE A LAMP.
WHAT IS UMBRACAST?
UmbraCast is a line projector device that will help you not to draw lines again on a sheet of paper, envelope or place card. It can be used for pointed pen or broad edge calligraphy.
By using a light source and a guide sheet of lines attached to two supports, you could project lines on the paper, eliminating the need to draw lines directly on the writing surface that later would be erased. Drawing lines, a technique commonly used by calligraphers, although effective is time-consuming. This also sometimes inevitably leaves pencil marks on paper after being erased and could potentially smudge your work. This device not only saves time by not drawing the lines, but makes the process a lot easier, faster and more accurate.
ORIGINALLY DESIGNED BY A CALLIGRAPHER, FOR ALL CALLIGRAPHERS
Back in 1997, a person named Milton Ferrari, invented and patented an instrument to help calligraphers in their calligraphy work. For example, writing addresses on thick envelopes, writing text on opaque paper, place cards, invitations, etc. This device came as an alternative to the light table that couldn’t help in the situations mentioned above. With that in mind, he came up with a device that could project lines on a sheet of paper. He called this invention PROJETOR DE SOMBRA, translated to English means SHADOW CASTER or SHADOW PROJECTOR.
UMBRA is a Latin word to describe a conical shadow that excludes all light from a given source, according to Merriam-Webster. Meaning, it’s the darkest part of a shadow, while the remaining shadow is called PENUMBRA which translates to something close to twilight.
In Portugal, the use of the words umbra and penumbra are now a rarity. I remember as a child hearing the word penumbra from my great grandfathers. Nowadays, these words are fading away from our vocabulary.
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RETURNS AND EXCHANGE DETAILS
We go above and beyond just to offer the best shopping experience. We have huge respect for our customers and have worked so hard to offer nothing but products that we'd also fall in love with. Our passion for excellent quality is reflected with each item that goes out of our shipping facility. We invite you to please browse through the reviews that our previous customers have shared and you'll discover how we treat our clients, about our top-notch product quality, about our shipping speed and about our reliable inventory. Due to the nature of our products and the wholesale prices we offer, we find it necessary to list all our products as non-returnable items. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
But as we always say, we strive to make it easy for people to do business with us. On rare occasions (case-to-case basis), we'd be willing to work on return requests that contain valid reasons for returning. We will accept the returns but please note that we can't refund the original shipping costs and you will also pay for the return shipping. Upon receipt of the items and after assessment, a 40% restocking fee will be charged and the returned items need to be in their original condition/unopened packaging. We will send the refund only for the items you purchased--after deducting the re-stocking fee.
No refund or credit will be issued for any shipping fee. Additionally, returning the merchandise back to us is at your own expense. We are not responsible for any returned packages that are lost or damaged during transit time. A claim must be filed with the carrier you've chosen to use.
RETURNS DUE TO COLOR, DUE TO WRONG ITEM ORDERED, AND RETURNS DUE TO CLIENT CHANGING HIS/HER MIND ARE NOT VALID REASONS. THEREFORE, WE WON'T APPROVE THE REQUEST.
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What an amazing gadget! So easy to put together and use. Love the Umbracast! Package was meticulously wrapped and arrived sooner than expected. Thank you so much!!!
Item is amazing. What a wonderful invention! Came packaged well and faster than I thought. Perfect condition. Easy to use and to put together. Love the streamlined look of it. Glad it didn't have a light component. Easy to use. Thank you for this!!
Wonderful! I love this so much, no more drawing out guides! Thanks!