The Letter/A4 size Magnetic Easel is a sturdy work-holding tool that provides an alternative method of positioning paper or other workpieces for use with the AxiDraw. A heavy-duty alternative to the regular clip easel, it can be used with binder clips or the (included) positioning rulers and magnets.
The base of the easel is a heavy-gauge sheet of magnetic steel. It has a powder-coat finish, lightly textured to help hold paper in place and light gray in color for visible contrast against most types of paper. Rubber bumpers on the bottom side (along with the weight of the steel) ensure a no-slip grip on your work table.
To help index your paper in a consistent and reproducible position, the easel includes two six-inch (15 cm) rulers that you can rest your paper up against. The rulers are easy to remove and reversible, with inch and centimeter markings on the two sides. They can also be removed completely if you like, leaving just a flat sheet of steel (with a few ruler-mounting holes in it).
This easel also includes six cylindrical magnets, 4 mm in diameter and 10 mm tall, that you can use to hold your paper down firmly. Their size and shape make them particularly easy to grasp and position (unlike, for example, disc magnets). Perhaps more importantly, they tend to yield and tip over if hit by an errant pen tip, rather than holding so fast as to damage your pen or move your paper. An optional set of paper holding clips can be added as well if you so choose.
- Overall dimensions: 12.875 × 9.580' (32.7 × 24.3 cm)
- Suitable for use with A4 and US letter paper sizes, envelopes, and smaller sizes of paper.