Wacom invented a tablet that converts ink drawings into digital files without scanning. It’s the alternative to the stylus. Wacom’s Inkspace software syncs paper drawings and converts them to PSD, PNG, JPG, and SVG files using a USB plug or wireless Bluetooth connection.
There are two models: a 13.2-inch model and a 16.8-inch model. The price is $400 and $550. It’s is called the Intuos Pro Paper Edition. An updated edition will ship with the Wacom Pro Pen 2 this month.
The tablet is compatible with A5 paper or A4 paper. It can store 200 multi-layered drawings or 1,000 one-layered drawings. These files are accessible on other devices. Store them as layered raster or vector files.
This tablet is made of black anodized aluminum and fiberglass composite resin. It’s only 8 mm thick. The tablet comes with a pen stand and accessory soft case. Here’s a list of features:
- ExpressKeys and Touch Ring shortcuts for common tasks
- Multi-touch gesture
- Side switches on Pro Pen 2 link shortcuts to the pen
- 0.4 mm Finetip Pen (gel-ink pen with replaceable refills)
- 8192 Pen Pressure Level
- Different texture sheets simulate different types of paper (smooth to rough)