Even as computer technology continues to advance, industrial light tables continue to and will always be irreplaceable because of their versatility across multiple fields. There are a variety of light table uses, many of which are well known, but others that are slowly starting to become better known.
Light Tables in Graphic Design
Graphic design is perhaps the field where light tables are most appreciated, and one of the most well known light table uses. Without a doubt, nearly everyone in graphic design has made use of a light table. The even illumination that the light table provides allows the artist to easily trace the original content. The light table can be used with a pencil to lightly trace the original image onto thicker or more expensive paper, such as watercolor paper. This will help the artist create a more accurate image. Cartoonists and animators find light tables incredibly useful because of the repetition that comes with their work. For these professionals, light tables with supports may be better suited for their use, as it allows them to sit while they work.