12 Best projector for murals artist in 2023 [Tracing & Drawing]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 15, 2023

Best projector for mural artist

Are you looking for the best projector for mural artists? Then you don’t need to go anywhere.

Here, in our today article. I have talked about the best portable mural projector of various types.

Using that you can make it easier to trace the different designs on the wall.

These projectors are useful for you. No matter if you are a beginner or a pro muralist

In the last section of this article, I have solved some most asked queries. Let me know in the comment section which one is for you.

What is the best projector for mural artists?

Here is the various range of projectors for you. You can buy mural art. 

Ahead of this article, I will talk about them one by one. And tell you, which one is perfect. For you according to your need.

So stay in this article until you get the ideal projector for your mural art. 

I will tell you everything about the projector specification which will match your needs.

  1. AAXA M7 (Best Overall)
  2. DBPOWER Projector – RD828 (Keystone Correction)
  3. PVO – Mini Projector YG300 Pro (Very Cheap)
  4. Anker NEBULA Capsule (Good Battery Life)
  5. KODAK Luma 350 (Pico)
  6. Epson Home Cinema 1060 (Very Bright)
  7. ViewSonic PX700HD (Large Scale/Very Bright)
  8. Optoma EH412 (Very Bright)
  9. VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector (Budget)
  10. ViewSonic M1 Portable Projector (Short Throw/Long Battery Life)
  11. Apollo V3000M (Overhead & Opaque)
  12. Artograph EZ Tracer (Enlarger and Tracing)

List of the Best mural projector for Artists


AAXA M7 Portable Outdoor Movie Projector

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Image Size: 200 inch
  • Brightness: 1200 LED Lumen
  • Connectivity: Composite Video, HDMI, MicroSD, 3.5mm Audio, USB Type A&C
  • Contrast Ratio: 2,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.20:1
  • LifeSpan: 30,000 hours

Want these three characteristics in your projector mural projector? Portability, Picture quality, Good Battery and decent brightness in the projector.

Then AAXA M7 (Amazon) could be the best mural projector for you.

So, AAXA M7 is a very portable projector. But the possibilities with this projector are very big.

M7 has a native resolution of 1080p. And has a lumen rating of 1200 lumen. When you connect the projector to the power outlet.

But, when you didn’t connect the projector to the outlet. And you are using the projector on the battery.

The lumen output from the AAXA M7 projector is 600 lumen.

When you are using the projector at night. You will get the best image quality and brightness from the M7.

If there are lights on. In the street, you can consider using the projector. By connecting with the power outlet.

The AAXA M7 battery size is 15000 mAh. And from that M7 can run up to three hours.

AAXA has an LED light source. So, you don’t need to worry about the projector’s life. Because it can run up to 30,00 hours

Which is massive. It’s worth the investment. For many years.

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • Great image quality in dark and ambient light.
  • Being a native 1080p projector. It’s very portable.
  • Brightness is great.
  • Have a vertical digital keystone correction.
  • LED light source.
  • Long lifespan.
  • Worth the investment.
  • It can accept up to 4k video signals.
  • Cons
  • You won’t get an OS for entertainment.
  • No wifi.
  • No horizontal keystone correction.
  • Larger than another pico projector.
  • Very loud fan.
  • Connectivity ports are very close.

DBPOWER Projector – RD828

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1080P
  • Image Size: 40″-300″ inches
  • Brightness: 9500L
  • Connectivity: VGA, HDMI, USB-Type C, Wifi, 3.5 mm jack
  • Contrast Ratio: 10000:1
  • Life Span: 100000 Hrs

The DBPower projector (Amazon) is a little bit bulky. But there is no lack of performance from this projector.

DBPower projector has a 1080p native resolution projector. And the brightness of the 9500L.

Which makes this projected image look very good. In both conditions. With ambient lights and without ambient light.

Even if you start tracing your design. On the wall. And stand very near to the projector.

You won’t get the pixelated image on the projection surface. Which is very impressive.

So, there is no complaint about the projector image in any light condition.

To zoom in and out of the image. On the left side of the projector. You will get the dial.

And also 4D keystone correction. So, you can easily adjust the image on the projection surface.

If you are just standing near the projector. The sound output by the projector fan is 51 dB.

While if you are one meter away from the projector. The projector fan noise is 31 to 34 dB.

Fan noise from the projector. Can be a deal breaker for some people.

If you have wifi available at the spot. Where you are going to do mural art tracing?

Then you can easily connect the iPhone and Android with a projector wirelessly.

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • 4D keystone correction.
  • Wireless connection.
  • Zoom dial.
  • Clear full HD image.
  • Native resolution.
  • Premium design.
  • Very bright.
  • Various ports.
  • Cons
  • Very loud fan noise.

PVO – Mini Projector YG300 Pro

Source: Amazon.om

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 480p
  • Image Size: 170 inches
  • Connectivity: HDMI, USB, Micro SD, 3.5 mm audio jack, AV

PVO mini projector YG300 Pro (Amazon) has been the number one projector for some time.

On Amazon. Because this projector is very affordable for everyone. And very easy to use.

Even kids can use this projector. Without knowing tons of knowledge about the projector.

Generally, this projector is made for movie night. So, you can project a decent-quality image.

And enjoy movie nights with friends and family. If you have a very tight budget for the mural projector.

You should buy the YG300 Pro projector. Because it’s also good for murals.

Not only because this projector is very affordable. It’s also because this projector comes with a native resolution of 480p.

Which is quite enough for a mural projector. If there will be a little bit of light.

During the tracing of the design on the wall. That won’t affect the process of making the mural on the wall. 

Because the YG300 Pro’s brightness is good for making the mural on the wall.

To project the content from the YG300 pro. You will get various connectivity on the projector like HDMI, USB and micro SD port.

So, you can connect the different video source devices with the projector. And project the design on the wall.

Also, you can use this projector using the power bank.

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • Very affordable.
  • Easy to use.
  • Various connectivity options.
  • Bright enough for the mural.
  • Portable. 
  • You can use it with the power bank.
  • Cons
  • No wireless connection is available.

Anker NEBULA Capsule

NEBULA Anker Capsule
Image By Tech4All.

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 854×480
  • Image Size: 51 cm – 254 cm
  • Brightness: 100 ANSI Lumens
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, Micro USB, Screen Mirroring
  • Contrast Ratio: 400:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.30:1
  • Life Span: 30,000 hours

Want the mural projector. With the android features. Or you want to connect the smartphone seamlessly with the projector.

To project your mural design on the wall. There are a lot of features in the Anker Nebula Capsule (Amazon) projector.

Which makes a nebula capsule projector. Optimal projector for the mural art.

This projector comes with a battery size of 5200 mAh. With this size of the battery, you can use this projector for 4 hours.

Which is quite impressive. It means you get four hours. Complete your mural artwork on the wall.

It’s a natively 480p projector. Which is good for projecting the mural design on the wall. 

You will get a good clarity of the design. Only care of the ambient light.

Make sure there is not a lot of ambient light. 

You don’t need to worry about the projector’s life. You will get the LED light source in the projector

Anker nebula capsule projector can last up to 30,000 hours

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • Colour accuracy.
  • Brightness.
  • Great battery life.
  • Portable.
  • Wireless connection available.
  • Rechargeable.
  • Cons
  • Remote control.
  • Memory slot can’t be Expandable.

KODAK Luma 350

KODAK Luma 350 
Credit: Product Trade

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 854×480
  • Image Size: 150 inches
  • Brightness: 150 ANSI Lumens
  • Connectivity: HDMI, Bluetooth, USB, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, 
  • Contrast Ratio: 3500:1
  • Life Span: 20,000 hours/30,000 hours

Another highly portable projector. With the various features. Which lets you do the mural art on the wall seamlessly.

Kodak Luma 350 (Amazon). Have an internal battery. That can work up to two hours. But first, you have to charge for it completely.

In the projector, you will get various connectivity options. Counting wired and wireless both.

In the Kodak Luma 350, you will get the HDMI and USB to connect with the video source. And also has an aux port for the audio output.

To control the projector menu settings. You will get the menu settings.

But, there is a better way to control the projector. And that is the Kodak Luma app.

Install it on android and iPhone. And you can easily control your projector through the phone.

Make sure your Kodak Luma 350 both are connected to the same wifi.

Then you will be able to project the mural art design from the phone using airplay and miracast.

Also, you can control the projector settings using the phone.

Kodak Luma 350 has a native resolution of 480p and ANSI lumens of 150.

Which is quite impressive for this small projector. Which you can carry anywhere. 

And project the big bright image. Without any issue.

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • Control using the app.
  • Airplay and Miracast.
  • Value for money.
  • Picture quality is decent for mural art.
  • Two hours internal battery.
  • Cons
  • Lose focus easily.

Epson Home Cinema 1060

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Image Size: 127 cm – 762 cm
  • Brightness: 3,100 ANSI Lumens
  • Connectivity: RCA, USB, HDMI (MHL), VGA In, Wireless Networking
  • Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.02:1 – 1.23:1
  • Life Span: 6,000 hours/10,000 hours

Epson Home cinema 1060 (Amazon) projector. Is not an android projector. But there are a lot more other features.

That will help you with the mural.

First thing, the Epson 1060 has better image quality than the android portable projector.

Because it’s a native 1080p projector. Which gives you good image quality. With great colour accuracy.

Because the Epson 1060 10-bit colour processing system is available.

In the Epson 1060. There are two types of brightness: colour and white. All these things make sure you get the best colour image on the screen.

The Epson 1060 lumen is 3,100 ANSI Lumens. Because of this, you don’t need to worry about the use of the projector in the ambient light.

Using the HDMI input port. You can not only connect the laptop to the projector.

But also use the right cable like USB C to HDMI cable and HDMI to the lightning adapter.

You can also connect the iPhone and Android. With the projector.

Also, you get various image settings. To get the best image from the Epson 1060.

Epson 1060 is also best for movie-watching. In the meantime. When you are not using the projector for the mural art.

You can use the projector. In your living room.  

Pros and Cons.

  • Pros
  • Best image quality.
  • Colour and White Lumen.
  • HDMI and HDMI (MHL).
  • Lumen output is good.
  • Various image settings.
  • Not only for the mural. Epson 1060 is also great for movie-watching.
  • Cons
  • Don’t have a good bulb life.
  • Make noise.
  • The in-built sound quality is very loud.

ViewSonic PX700HD 

Credit: Tim Schofield

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Image Size: 30.04″ – 300.15″
  • Brightness: 3,500 ANSI Lumens
  • Connectivity: VGA, USB, 3.5 mm, HDMI, RS232
  • Contrast Ratio: 12,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.50:1 – 1.65:1
  • Life Span: 5,000 hours/15,000 hours 

Who wants to do an outdoor projection (during the evening) of an image on a wall on a large scale? There is lots of reason which make a perfect projector for mural paintings.

Let’s start with my favourite one.

It’s a big impressive screen size, which can go from 30-300″, which is good for large-scale paintings. 

Its lumens are 3,500, that’s why you can use this projector outdoors and indoors. The projector will provide you the good picture quality on a big wall.

It will work at both places indoors and outdoors.

It does not end here, let’s go further.

This projector is not officially claimed by the company it’s a short throw projector. But people who use this projector claim that it can fit big images in the least space.

This means its projection is close to the short throw projector. The great thing is that the short-throw projector is way heavy in price from its price range.

Its native resolution is 1080p and its contrast ratio is 12000:1. And also various connectivity option is available:-

  • Dual HDMI
  • USB 5V/1.A
  • Mini USB for Service
  • Computer in
  • Monitor out
  • Audio in/out
  • RS232

Pros and Cons.


  • Project big design.
  • Very bright.
  • Can work at both places indoors and outdoors.
  • Eco mode is available.
  • High contrast Ratio.


  • No horizontal keystone.
  • White dots sometimes appear on the screen.

Optoma EH412 

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Image Size: 30.91″ – 301.18″
  • Brightness: 4,500 ANSI Lumens
  • Connectivity: VGA, Audio In/Out Mini Jack, HDMI, USB, RS232
  • Contrast Ratio: 50,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.12:1 – 1.47:1

If you want to buy digital image projectors for murals. Which can use for the outdoor (during the evening) as well as indoors.

The projector comes with 1080p resolution and it goes up to 4k HDR. It has a high contrast of 50,000:1. No doubt it’s completely able to perform well outside the home.

It comes with super bright lumens of 4,5000 with a lamp life of 15,000. This means if you use this projector for 5 hours daily. Still, you will get the 8+ years.

The projector has a manual keystone of ±40 degrees, and it can zoom up to 1.3x zoom. You can project your image from 10 feet away from the 120″ screen.

All Rest specifications are available as you get on any premium projector.

Pros and Cons.


  • Great contrast ratio.
  • Good for outdoor use.
  • 120″ screen is not bad.
  • Long lamp life.
  • Good for canvas.


  • Vertical black line.
  • Connection problems with the laptop sometimes.

VANKYO LEISURE 3 Mini Projector

vankyo leisure 3 mini projector
Credit: The Product Lab


  • Screen size: 170 inches.
  • Life: 40,000 Hrs
  • Native resolution: 480p.
  • Contrast ration: 2,000:1.

If you are a passionate muralist and your budget is tight near to a hundred dollars. 

And you finding the best art projector for murals. It will bang your buck. Don’t think much buy after reading the description.

Let’s talk about how much it’s ideal for your mural art.

After the upgrade of 2021, this projector is much brighter than the previous one.

And because this projector has an LED light source, the reason why this projector’s life is incredible.

It’s compatible with the android smartphone and iPhones. To connect your projector to the iPhone you will need a lighting cable. HDMI is available.

Pros and Cons.


  • Compatible with the smartphone.
  • Portable comes with a carry bag.
  • Easy to use.
  • Support up to 1080p.
  • The aspect ratio is 4:3\16:9\auto.


  • Customer service is bad.
  • Loud Fan.

ViewSonic M1 Portable Projector 

ViewSonic M1 Portable LED Projector
Image By Justin_tech

Key Features:-

  • Resolution: 854×480
  • Image Size: 24.09″ – 100.39″
  • Brightness:  250 LED Lumens
  • Connectivity: MemoryCard, USB, HDMI, Audio Out Mini Jack
  • Contrast Ratio: 120,000:1
  • Throw Ratio: 1.20:1

This is the second pico projector on our list, it’s projection is a short throw.

This is the best short-throw projector for murals. First I wanna start with its battery life, which is so impressive. With one charge you can operate this projector for six-hour.

And don’t need to worry about the battery life, if it’s run out you can charge it by using a type C cable with your phone and power bank.

Its native resolution is 640x480p. The projector contrast ratio is 12,000:1 and brightness is up to 250 LED Lumens.

This projector’s unique design doesn’t need any stand, It has one strand. In which the projector can move in 360 degrees.

Pros and Cons.


  • Best short throw projector for murals.
  • Battery life is good.
  • Have a unique design
  • Connectivity option is HDMI 1.4, USB 3.1 Type C, USB 2.0 Type-A.
  • Made of quality materials.


  • Sometimes facing problems with the SD or USB data.

Apollo V3000M

Source: Amazon.com


  • Lumen: 3000 Lumen.
  • Double Fresnel lens.
  • Large 11.25″ x 11.25″ stage glass area.
  • Gross weight 15.00lbs.
  • Item Weight 14.95 pounds.

This only overhead projector on our list. There is an open Fresnel lens with a double layer, to achieve a sharp image on the wall. 

There is nothing to talk more about this projector, all things I have already told in Highlighted Feature.

To know how to work with this projector you can see this video. All acts are performed by a professional.

Artograph EZ Tracer

Source: Amazon.com


  • Brightness: 1600 lumen
  • Controller Type Button Control.
  • Can project your image 10x times in size.
  • Copy area is 4″ x 4″.

This is the best enlarger and tracing projector you can get at this amazing price range. 

If you are thinking to buy the enlarger and tracing projector you should go with this projector.

It’s very easy to use this projector. First, you need the 4″ x 4″ size image. Then you have to put your projector over the image. 

Now you can project your image on the canvas and wall.

Projector has the ability to projector your image 10 times from its original size. 

And It can reduce the image size by 80% of its original size. It’s up to you which size you want. You will need a dark room to see your projected image.

You will need the 23W CFL bulb, you have to buy it.

Pros and Cons.


  • Lightweight projector.
  • Perfect gift item.
  • Reduce and increase image properly.
  • Easy to operate.


  • The only drawback I notice in this projector is you need a dark room.

How to choose the best projector for the murals? 


For carrying purposes, you will need a portable projector. So, choose the projector.

Which is portable according to you. Will you be able to carry the projector? Wherever you want to take the projector.

Although all the projector is portable.


To see the details in the mural design. You will need a high-resolution projector. The lowest resolution projector you can get for the mural is 480p.

`If you want the best-detailed mural design on the projection surface.

Then 1080p will be best.


In the projector. Generally, you can connect video sources with the projector. 

By using these ports USB, Micro SD card and HDMI. Most of the time. And also if you have wifi available. 

Where you will use the projector for mural art. Then you can connect your Android and iPhone.

With the projector very easily. If your projector supports wireless connection airplay and miracast.


Brightness is the biggest enemy of the projector. With a little bit of ambient light. 

The image will be washed out. So choose the projector lumens 3000 to 4000. If your projection place has ambient light.

Choose between Epson Home Cinema 1060, ViewSonic PX700HD & Optoma EH412. (Very Bright)

Is the projector helpful for the mural? 

Yes, if you are a newbie or a professional mural artist. You have to do lots of measurements.

To start tracing on the wall. With the projector, you have some ease. 

Just prepare the wall. And project the design. You want to trace. It could be anything.

Especially for newbies. Want to gain some experience in mural art.

You should invest in the projector.

What kind of projector is used for murals?

Any kind of digital projector, opaque or overhead projector. In which you can feed your design. To your projector. And the projector you design on the projection surface.

Do mural artists use projectors?

Yes, many artists use the projector. For mural art. Because projects make it easy to project. Any kind of design on the wall.

Conclusion: Best projector for murals.

Making the mural art on the wall. Need lots of patience. To get the job done.

But using the projector. It makes the mural art a little bit easier. 

So, the motto of this article is to give your list of the best projector for mural art.

So, it could be easier for newbie or professional mural artists.

To make the mural art on the wall.

See you next time…

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Nitish Lakra is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. He has written for numerous publications on a variety of topics including home theatre and projector. Nitish is passionate about educating and informing readers through his writing and strives to provide accurate and engaging content. When he's not writing, Nitish is enjoying the pc games, movies or cooking. My YouTube: @nitishlakra My Instagram: @nitish__lakra