We have many desktop drawing boards available for drawings at various sizes, A1, A2 and A3. Competitively priced and manufactured in the United Kingdom, these products are suitable for students and industrial use.

Desktop Drawing Boards

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Bretton Drawing Board

a1 bretton desktop drawing board 


The Bretton drawing board is popular with students as it is very portable with fold down legs and a cross-wire parallel motion. A1 & A2 Bretton drawing boards have an aluminium straight edge with a precision 15 mm acrylic blade along the drawing edge and an inking edge along the bottom. A3 Bretton boards are fitted with a narrower acrylic straight edge to maximize working area.

  • Parallel motion: Cross-wire
  • Stand colour: Black
  • Sizes: A1 / A2 / A3
  • Weights: A1 – 7 Kg A2 – 4 Kg A3 – 3 Kg
  • Working area:
  • A1 – 920 x 650 mm
  • A2 – 650 x 470 mm
  • A3 – 470 x 370 mm


  • Student / College
  • Design enthusiast
  • Type:
  • Desk Top
  • Portable

Standard Priory Drawing Board

priory white A1 drawing board


The standard Priory drawing board has a fully welded steel Priory frame provides thirteen different positions from horizontal to 60° on A1, from horizontal to 45° on A2 and from horizontal to 40° on A3. These drawing boards also feature a retaining catch to hold the frame closed during transport.

Parallel motion: Cross-wire
Stand colour: Black


  • A1 / A2 / A3
  • Working area:
  • A1 – 920 x 650 mm
  • A2 – 650 x 470 mm
  • A3 – 470 x 370 mm


  • Professional
  • Student college
  • Design enthusiast


  • Desktop
  • Portable
  • Adjustment: Angle – 13 Stage


Teknica Drawing Board

teknica and box

Image shows optional extras – standard board comes with the ruler.

The Teknica drawing board is a lightweight, compact, and portable drawing plate ideal for students or home designers with a capacity to hold A3 drawings. With an impact resistant plastic board and sturdy clip on legs to provide a solid, angled work surface, this user-friendly basic drawing board provides a high level of accuracy.

  • Parallel motion: Fixed rail
  • Size: A3
  • Weight: 2 Kg


Design enthusiast
Desk top
Adjustment: Angle – 3 stage

Priory Deluxe Drawing Board

priory mutoh drafting table

For high-end professional design, the A1 Priory Drafting Table is a desk top drafting table with angle adjustment and a 360 degree Japanese high-end Mutoh drafting machine.

Take on all types of technical drawing projects or creative design challenges with the ability to work in a wide range of scales. Highly detailed precision A1 drawings become straightforward with the 400 mm x 250 mm scaled rulers, which can be moved and locked at any position and at any angle across the board surface.

The Mutoh LAN-A1 drafting machine features exceptional build quality with super smooth gliding action which is balanced to perfection. It is also packed with useful features like the ability to alter rotational tension and raise the drafting head and scales away from the face of the board to prevent smudges when repositioning.

The dimensionally stable acrylic rulers are easily interchangeable and have clearly marked graduations. Supplied with 1:1 / 1:2 scales, they are also available in several metric scale options.

With an extra wide 1100 mm working area, you have a convenient parking area for the vertical drafting arm when changing paper. The 13-stage angle adjustable steel table-top stand is finished in black and allows for quick and easy positioning to find the optimum working angle no matter your working style. It also features a handy magnetic catch for transport or storage.

Sizes available: A1, A2 and A3


Calligraphy Drawing Board

a2 calligraphy desktop drawing board

This Calligraphy drawing board is ideal for all drawing, designing, and calligraphy writing where an angled work surface is preferred. A wide range of accessories and storage solutions are also available. When folded flat, the legs form a carry handle and when in a raised position form a working angle. The special rubber strip on the underside allows the board to overhang the table, providing 8 different working angles.

  • Stand colour: Black
  • Sizes: A2 / A3
  • Weights: A2 – 3 Kg A3 – 2 Kg
  • Working area: A2 – 650 x 470 mm A3 – 470 x 370 mm


  • Professional
  • Student
  • Personal
  • Type
  • Desk Top
  • Portable
  • Adjustment
  • Angle – 8 stage

We can also offer accessories to enhance your drawing environment.

  • A2 – Model PBC06
  • 650 × 470 mm
  • Drafting Lamp – Model DL01
  • May be mounted to the drawing board, drafting table, desk top or easel to provide a pleasing even light over your work area.
  • Drawing Board Lip – Model DBL01
  • We can fit a lip along the bottom edge of our drawing boards and drafting tables.

From a new starter to a dab hand, we work closely with artists and designers from all skill levels to make sure our drawing boards meet modern, professional demands. Sizes from A3 to 2A0, with the option of having Counterweights and Cross Wires.

Vat GB591551821 Company Number 02906480 – 1994
Dun and Bradstreet, Number (581590544)
NATO Code Number (NCAGE KD520)
EORI Number GB591551821000

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