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Which paper size do you use?

A01189 A1841 A2594 A3420

We Make Light Boxes, Plan Chests & Drawing Boards

Creative products for creative people

This handy paper size guide will show you which fantastic drawing tools and products are available in that size range. Compare all the same sized drawing equipment in one place.

Simply choose the paper size you will be working with:

A0 Paper A1 Paper A2 Paper A3 Paper

Industry sectors

We make a wide range of light boxes, plan chests and drawing boards for many sectors ranging from educational to industrial. With over 30 years experience manufacturing specialist drawing office and inspection equipment, we also design and build custom made solutions for highly specialised tasks. We supply all around the world from our factory in Yorkshire. Read More.


A1 Priory Drawing Board Counter-weight

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  • Parallel Motion Type Counter-weight
  • Frame Finish Black
  • Paper Size A1 (841mm x 594mm)
  • Working area 920 x 650mm
  • Footprint (when flat) 1020 x 800mm
  • Angle 13 stages
  • Weight 12kg
  • Delivered fully assembled
  • Lifetime warranty

£198.00Inc. £33.00 VAT
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A3 BeamBox LED Light Box

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  • Working Area 440 x 330mm Edge-To-Edge Screen
  • Paper Size A3
  • Switch Stainless touch sensitive & illuminated
  • Dimming Stepless brightness control 10 - 100%
  • Total Light Power 2,468 lumens
  • Brightness @ Screen 17,000 LUX
  • Screen Acrylic Screen
  • Light Source Rear-lit LED
  • Light Output 5500K Day-light white
  • LED life-span 50,000 hour
  • Power Supply 24V Mains power supply included
  • Power Usage 0.9 Amp
  • Ingress Protection IP67 switch rating
  • Switch Illumination Blue switch ring

£334.80Inc. £55.80 VAT
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Traditional A1 6 Drawer Plan Chest OAK

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  • Paper Size A1
  • Finish Light Oak
  • Drawer Number 6
  • Plan Chest Dimensions 1000W x 725D x 710H
  • Internal Drawer Dimensions 919W x 618D
  • Drawer Depth 68mm
  • Weight 81Kg
  • Construction Wooden (MFC) carcass, Wooden (MFC) drawers, Fully welded steel plinth
  • Handles Silver metal bow handles (two per drawer)
  • Supplied fully assembled

£942.00Inc. £157.00 VAT

Light Boxes

A bright idea for bright ideas.

Precision, detail and consistency are important when doing intensive quality control inspection tasks or producing artwork from initial sketch to the finishing touches.

With sizes from 2A0 to A4 our light boxes create the ideal working area to compliment your creativity and let you get on with what you do best.

Student, designers and artists need light boxes and light tables to hand to ensure that wherever they are they can get their ideas down. These adjustable brightness light boxes are hand made by Orchard in the UK and provide the consistency and the perfect work surface to let your creative juices flow.

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Plan Chests

Large capacity paper storage.

Where you get design spaces you get lots of paper, and where you get lots of paper you need storage solutions.

Our stylish wooden plan chests are handmade and provide practical filing and storage for A0 and A1 paper. For added protection and security, our metal plan chests allow you to store paper horizontally under lock and key.

Sizes available for A1 and A0 paper, our metal plan chests offer robust design and style suitable for offices, studios and home work spaces.

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Choose your colours now!

Have a go at making your perfect metal plan chest colour combination by selecting your choice of top, drawers, frame and handle finish. The ideal way to match up corporate colours, your favourite football team or something to match your existing decor and taste.

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Drawing Boards

Serious about a career in design?

Not only will an Orchard drawing board see you right through college, but throughout your career too!

Our portable drawing boards provide the flexibility to easily work in different places. Suitable for all types of architectural or artistic work all our drawing boards are designed with you in mind.

Architects, engineers and artists require similar features from their drawing board no matter what stage in their career.

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What our customers say

We are nothing without you and so we pride ourselves on ensuring that every customer is happy to come back in the future. But don't just take our word for it, see what our customers are saying about our world class products and service.

No matter how big or small your requirement, we will always go the extra mile to make sure you are keen to recommend us.

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Mutoh Drafting Tables

Take your skills to the next level.

All our drafting tables feature height and angle adjustment to suit your work style.

If you are serious about design you need the very best tools for the job. Our free standing drafting tables help ensure your drawings are produced to the highest degree of accuracy by providing a full and free range of movement for your calibrated scale rulers.

Now you can have the best of both worlds - precision and portability. Our portable desk top drafting tables are hand made by Orchard and are fitted with precision drawing equipment in the form of an A1 or A2 drafting machine.

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Custom Made

We design. We build.

With years of manufacturing experience we can make any number of specialised products and one-off equipment to meet your specific needs. Recently we have made several light tables for specialised quality control operations.

Take a look at just some of the special things we have made for our customers throughout the UK and around the world.

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