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Drawing board dilemmas dismissed!

Drawing boards. Essential for technical drawing in any educational or professional setting, but they can also be bulky to store, awkward to handle, and prone to damage associated with both.

There has to be a better way, we hear you cry!  And you’re right.  Design Direct’s innovative Flip Top Drawing Tables offer a smart solution to the drawing board dilemma. Clever design allows the table to function as a normal desk – but simply flip the top over and you’ll find a premium quality drawing board set up and ready to use.

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  • Space saving
  • Switch from desk to drawing board in seconds
  • Adjustable for precision drawing accuracy
  • Eliminates damage
  • Saves time

Made in the UK

Manufactured in the UK, our Flip Top Tables offer robust performance that will last and last.  They’re available in straight leg or cantilevered leg styles, with boards in A1 or A2 format – and whether you need three tables or 30, we’d be delighted to supply you with a competitive, no obligation quote.

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On-the-move options

We think our Flip Top Tables are total genius but sometimes the flexibility of a standard portable drawing board is appealing.  Design Direct stocks a large range of high quality, precision drawing boards and accessories in sizes from A0 to A3.  We also supply storage cabinets for drawing boards and we specialise in bespoke designs to match each client’s individual storage needs.

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View Drawing Board Storage Units or contact us to discuss bespoke options.

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Special offer on the Xyron Pro1255 Machine and Cartridges

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XyronPro is a cold (pressure sensitive) lamination and adhesive application system that allows you to instantly apply laminate or adhesive to items without heat, odour or waiting for it to warm up!

  • Ideal for advertising agencies, design studios, photographers, printers, colleges & other creative professionals
  • No heat or electricity required – instantly ready for use
  • Perfect edge-to-edge dry adhesive transfer – no messy or flammable spray!
  • Simply insert your artwork, turn the handle and trim!
  • No smell, no mess, no waste – safe for users and the environment

There are 2 models of machine available – the Pro1255 machine is the smaller machine which takes items up to 11.75” wide. The Pro2500 machine for larger items up to 25” wide.

There are also 2 different refill cartridges available for both machines – the permanent adhesive cartridge, and the repositionable adhesive cartridge.

The permanent adhesive refill cartridge applies an extremely aggressive, high tack, acid-free adhesive from edge-to-edge, instantly creating a permanent bond. The repositionable adhesive refill cartridge applies edge-to-edge acid-free adhesive which can be removed easily from glass, walls, paper and most other surfaces*, allowing items to be repositioned over and over again. Both are great for mock-ups, storyboards, presentations and more.

At Design Direct we currently have an offer on the Pro1255 system, whereby you get a free Pro1255 machine when you order 5 of the A3/A4 size cartridges for this machine!*

Click here for the A3/A4 size permanent adhesive refill cartridge for use in the Pro1255 machine.

Click here for the A3/A4 size repositionable adhesive refill cartridge for use in the Pro1255 machine.

Click here for the Pro1255 machine.

For further details or assistance please call our team on 0800 013 2514 or email!

*While stocks last.

The genius of Drafting Tables!

Is your classroom or studio limited in space? Are you catering for a number of subjects in the one classroom? 

Look no further than our Flip Top Drawing Board Tables! Featuring a vertically-rotating ‘flip’ top, they can be an ordinary table one minute and a high quality drafting table the next! A must have for mixed subject classrooms.

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UK manufactured, these tables are specially designed for lasting durability. The drawing board features a reliable parallel motion unit and adjustable support, allowing you to achieve the most accurate technical drawings with maximum ease.

Flip Top Tables are especially popular with colleges and universities. Check out these pictures of A2 Straight Leg Flip Top Tables we recently supplied and installed into classrooms at a Scottish college:

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Contact us today for a no obligation quote! Bespoke pricing and quantity discounts available.

Available in A1 and A2, with options on Straight Leg Frame or Cantilever Frame.