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Edge Pro Gear Paint Book

Edge Pro Gear Pochade Box

A high tech pochade box with a magnetic system for holding panels and a removable glass palette.

Company name: Edge Pro Gear

Website: www.edgeprogear.com

Pochade box name: PaintBook

Type: Pochade Box

Price range:  over $400

Weight:  4lb, 1.81kg

Palette size: 10″x15″, 25.4cm x 38.1cm

Construction: Wood

Average Rating: 4 stars (based on 2 ratings)

Description

The PaintBook is a thin pochade box. It uses a patented slide system to hold all standard panels up to 20″ wide using three sliders.  These three points of contact provide a stable painting surface.

The Canvas Slides accommodate up to 22″ wide canvases and XL Canvas Slides accommodating up to 30” wide slides are available as an accessory.

Because of the low-profile design, the panels are held discreetly at each side, allowing full coverage of paint on the canvas.

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Construction

The box is made from high quality plywood with a variety of wood finishes including original durable black and ochre painted finishes.

The palette is made of NASA grade glass and is easily removed for easy cleaning. It has been coated in a durable, neutral gray finish for easy color viewing.

How to set it up

Adjustable hinges let you position the lid firmly up to 180 degrees.

Accessories

The company also supplies painting panels (QuickPanels) that are designed to work with this box.  QuickPanels are sealed with four coats of acid free white acrylic gesso.

Using a magnetic system, you can place each QuickPanel on the lid of the PaintBook and hold it securely. This reduces setup time to a few seconds.

The QuickPanels are 1/8″ thick.

Comparison

To compare with other pochade boxes, see my Guide to Pochade Boxes.

Reviews of Edge Pro Gear

Not yet seen but question about how much paint it will hold?

I have not yet seen the Paintbook by EdgePro gear, but I can see a couple of potential problems with how much paint you can store on the palette? and with the apparently fiddly method for holding the panels. I don’t like removable pieces because they are so easily lost on painting trips. The removable… Read more “Not yet seen but question about how much paint it will hold?”

Barry Raybould

traveled through Italy painting with convenience

The EdgePro paintbook is light enough to carry around, fits in a regular backpack that handles a laptop and it easy to setup in location. This summer I traveled through Italy painting with convenience because of this easel design, weight and size. The glass palette is the same size as the palette I use in… Read more “traveled through Italy painting with convenience”

Joe Overby
USA

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