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Pen Tablets

Discussion in 'Computer Hardware' started by m.hafenbrack, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Jwalk

    Jwalk Member

    May 27, 2014
    I have a Wacom Intous4 ptk 540wl, I got it a few years ago I use it primarily for digital drawing , I love it. I also really like the quick keys and navigation wheel for your left hand. wireless is great too.

    Bigger is better , The one I have the actual writing surface is 6hx8.5w the total size is 10hx14w. I definitely wouldn't have gone any smaller than that. I find this particular size ok for digital drawing, It got much better when I really started to use the quick keys etc. With this type of instrument you never really can go wrong with bigger. Unless you have some sort of space limitation.

    I do dream of getting a Wacom monitor but can't really justify it yet, I don't use it as much as I should. I mean less ps4 more Wacom.
  2. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

    Nov 1, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    Definitely go with Wacom - they have the market cornered on drawing tablets. If you've never tried one before just pick up one of their Bamboo tablets - they were around $100 last I checked and they're fantastic despite being the cheapest model. Worth the price even if you only end up using it once in awhile. If you end up using it a lot, you can upgrade later.
  3. Pippin Decals

    Pippin Decals Active Member

    May 29, 2015
  4. WildWestDesigns

    WildWestDesigns Major Contributor

    Sep 27, 2010
    Mid TN
    I'm a firm believer in the Wacom product line. Especially the Cintiqs.

    We run a 27QHD Touch, 21UX, a 12WX and the 1st gen Cintiq Companion (not the hybrid, full Win 8.1 OS) for travel/out of office digitizing especially.

    I prefer these to the more traditional "tablets" that Wacom offers. More natural for those that like to sketch. I used to sketch my stock designs and then import them in to Ai and go from there. There isn't that disconnect from where you are looking to where you are actually doing the drawing. Now, everything is able to be done digitally. I'll sometimes do sketches traditionally, but with the Cintiq, not so much.
  5. ProColorGraphics

    ProColorGraphics Very Active Member

    Apr 1, 2009
    I gave a couple of cintiq's for sale if anyone's interested. Work great, I just updated.
  6. Fechin

    Fechin New Member

    Oct 14, 2016
    Elgin, IL
    HUION brands aren't too bad and more affordable, I picked up the 19" monitor tablet for a fraction of the wacom and get just good use, upgrading from the wacom cintiq 12".
  7. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

    Jun 15, 2009
    Mesa, Arizona
    We had a HUION but had driver issues, we switched to a UGEE 2150 and it has been great.

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