Buying this product has saved me money. I am now able to paint on 140 lb rough paper, instead of having to pay out for 300 lb paper. As time passes, this item will have paid for it's keep, no end of times.
Thanks Ken Bromley. You are a star. Steve Garside (Wiltshire) on 10 Dec 2010
As well as being excellent for stretching paper I use it fixed onto a tripod. Once dry I can paint directly onto the paper and the board can be tilted to the right angle. Also I have attached oil paper to the board and used it with the camera tripod for plein air oil painting. it has prooved to be a versatile piece of kit. Stella OMara (Whitstable) on 20 Feb 2012
I was finding my watercolour/ink/gouache works were slowing down due to the dissolusionment that everytime I stretched the paper in the old way, it always warped no matter how carefully I worked.
I ordered the 1/2 imperial and it really works well. I like to make the paper really wet and run the colours, there was no warping whatsoever even with my first piece where I did not really bang it in properly.
Initially it is tricky to bang the paper in, but not as tricky as using tape etc.
Although the full imperial is quite a bit more, I hope to order it soon to achieve my desire to make bigger expressive works that wont warp. James Abell (The Isle of Lewis) on 25 Sep 2009