Choosing Your Digital Art Projector

A new realm of digital art projection from Artograph…

The popular digital Art Projector line from Artograph expands to give an option for every artist.

Digital projectors operate from images stored on your computer, smartphone, flashdrive, or tablet. They can also project live images from, for example, your phone’s camera, and play videos, project PDF files, PowerPoint files, or Word docs. You can manipulate the image right on the projector, for example change it from color to black & white and back, or enhance edges. Digital projectors are also bright and most can work in reasonably well lit rooms.

Which one should I choose?

The Flare150Art Projector from Artograph is the next step up from the popular Flare100, with enhanced brightness and greater resolution, still in a compact, portable size. The Flare150 is ideal for projecting photos and images for tracing, layout, and design of your artwork. For artwork of extremely small size up to large portrait size. Included are built-in grids in dozens of useful patterns for layout and design, available only with Artograph digital projectors. Flip, reverse, rotate, grayscale, adjust color temperature and tonal values of your image. The Flare150 can operate on rechargeable built-in battery (2.5 hours), or plugged in. HD 1280 x 720 resolution with 150 lumens of brightness.

The INSPIRE1000™ Art Projector continues upgrading the Artograph projector line stepping up from the popular Inspire800 and LED500 with 1000 lumens of brightness and enhanced contrast range. Portrait-sized work is well served by the Inspire1000. With greater lumen (brightness) power, and higher resolution, than the Flares, in a sleek new style, the Inspire1000 is the perfect choice for most canvas and watercolor sizes, but has enough lumens of brightness to handle most indoor mural sizes.

The NEW Flare150 and Inspire1000 include:

  • 36 Built-in Grids including 15 New Rule of Thirds Grids
  • Image/Color Control
  • One-touch Grayscale Control
  • Magnification 125-400% with USB
  • Tripod Mount Connection
  • JPG, PNG, BMP, PDF capability
  • Backed by Artograph’s Lifetime Technical Support!

The IMPRESSION1400™ Art Projector is the powerhouse projector with full HD and 1400 lumens of brilliance. Powerful enough for even well-lit projection areas, this is the studio and workshop projector for your largest scale, most detailed work. The Impression1400 adds a new dimension of skew control, with edge adjust acting with both vertical and horizontal keystone control. The Impression1400 is the big fella to use for large and outdoor murals. Strong, direct light will wash out any projected image, but we’ve had muralists do 2 and even 3-story tall building murals with the Impression1400 in situations where they couldn’t shut off nearby streetlights. The greater power of the Impression1400, plus the higher resolution, will give you a stronger, sharper large image. For maximum detail in your image projections, or if you’re doing large murals, or are in lit areas, you’ll need a brighter, higher resolution, more powerful projector like the Impression1400.

Each of these new projectors includes Artograph’s built-in grids for design and composition. The Flare150, Inspire1000, and Impression1400 include custom grids with a bonus set of border patterns and geometric shapes. Use the grids and patterns alone, or superimpose them over your image for precision layout.

LED Digital Art Projectors – Compare:





  Flare150 Inspire1000 Impression1400
Model Number 225-110 225-520 225-810
MSRP $449.99 $769.99 $1,399.99
Native Resolution HD 1280 x 720 WXGA 1280 x 800 Full HD 1920 x 1080
Brightness (ANSI Lumens) 150 1000 1400
Contrast Ratio 100,000:1 100,000:1 150,000:1
Throw Ratio 1.56 1.42 1.4
Projector Size 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.7 in. /
115 x 115 x 44 mm
9.1 x 6.4 x 2.1 in. /
232 x 163 x 54 mm
8.7 x 5.2 x 3.3 in. /
221 x 132 x 84 mm
Projector Weight 1.1 lb. / 0.50 kg 2.55 lb. / 1.16 kg 3.3 lb. / 1.5 kg
Minimum Image Size 3.75 x 6.75 in. at 9.75 in. away 9 x 14 in. at 19 in. away 4 x 7 in. at 9.75 in. away
Maximum Image Size 49 in. x 87 in. at 137 in. away 53 x 85 in. at 121 in. away 59 x 105 in. at 146 in. away
*Useful images can be projected at much larger sizes if ambient lighting conditions are suitable!
Lamp Life 30,000 hours 30,000 hours 30,000 hours
Battery Life 2.5 hours N/A N/A
Wireless Screensharing Android devices, 4.2 and newer versions Android devices, 4.2 and newer versions Android devices, 4.2 and newer versions
Apple/Mac (iPhone/iPad) Screensharing Via HDMI cable (included), digital AV adapter required (not included) Via HDMI cable (included), digital AV adapter required (not included) Via HDMI cable (included), digital AV adapter required (not included)
It is strongly recommended that if you are buying any Apple adapter you buy the official, branded or authorized one as sold by Apple and authorized sellers. Difficulties have been found with unauthorized adapters failing to work after Apple/Mac does certain updates.
Inputs USB, HDMI USB, HDMI, RGB USB, HDMI (2), RGB, Component


Projection options let you see aspects of your image you need at various steps in the creative process. Expert settings let you save the view you need, with high or low contrast, grayscale to see tonality, and edge enhancement to emphasize details.

Flare100 Art Projector image settingsSTANDARD – EXPERT 1 – EXPERT 2 – BLANK

The Picture Mode settings let you preset your image for every aspect you need to see during your art creation. Each of these settings can be customized to what you need to see while you work. Then hit BLANK to white out the projector and see your artwork. (shown above with Flare100)

Flare150 and Inspire1000 FAQ: Projecting off a USB

Flare150 and Inspire1000 FAQ: Best Setup Order when Projecting off a USB

Flare150 and Inspire1000 FAQ: Mac and Apple device connections

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