Maybe OT - re Wacom tablets: Protective cover???

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by BD, Jun 1, 2006.

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    BD Guest

    Hey, all.

    Not sure if this is the best group for this, but I figure someone will
    have an opinion.

    I just bought a Wacom 6x8 Intuos3 tablet.

    Having a blast with it - but I'm curious if I should be using some kind
    of protective plastic over the pad surface... I do see little marks
    made by the stylus tip, even if I press lightly. I can wipe them clean,
    but I have to wonder if I should be putting something over the working
    surface to protect it from 'wear'...?


    BD, Jun 1, 2006
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    Mike Russell Guest

    If your tablet is like mine, the pad surface is replaceable. It lasts a
    long time, so not to worry. The plastic tips last so long that I find it
    hard to keep track of the spares.
    Mike Russell, Jun 1, 2006
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  3. I am using a Wacom ArtpadII since nov 1997, and no mouse anymore.
    Yes, you can see, if you look carefully, where I have been with my pen and
    also which part of the surface is used most.
    So don't worry!

    A. van der Ree
    A. van der Ree, Jun 1, 2006
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    edjh Guest

    I know a guy who actually managed to wear a big hole through the plastic
    cover of his ArtZ II. But yeah, not to worry. They last practically forever.
    edjh, Jun 1, 2006
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    BD Guest

    If your tablet is like mine, the pad surface is replaceable.

    Right you are - it just lifts right off - and I found a link for
    replacement surfaces.

    Righty-o, then - I'll scribble and not worry!

    BD, Jun 1, 2006
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    Hunt Guest


    If you have that URL handy, you might want to post it to this thread. Over the
    years there has been much discussion on replacement sheets, and it seems that
    Wacom did not offer them. I'm sure someone doing a Google.Groups search will
    appreciate that info at some point.

    I've had an ArtZII since they were first introduced, and as others have
    stated, have never replaced its sheet (or even the nib on the pen) and I have
    done years of Painter and Photoshop work.

    Hunt, Jun 1, 2006
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    BD Guest

    BD, Jun 1, 2006
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    BD Guest

    BD, Jun 1, 2006
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    Hunt Guest

    Excellent. Should someone need the data later, you have included it in the
    thread. With all the years of painting in masks and sketching in Painter, I
    have yet to damage any of my overlays, but it obviously does happen. When this
    qustion last arose, it seemed that Wacom did not offer the replacements, and
    no amount of searching turned up anything. There were several suggestions on
    how to "make" your own, but it's nice to know that replacements do exist.
    Someone, sometime, somewhere will thank you,

    Hunt, Jun 2, 2006
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