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My XP-Pen Star 03, obviously old, has never given me problems, even till today. Having seen a few display tablets recently, I thought of upgrading my old tablet, because why not? Drawing on-screen is better than on tablet right?
I have watched and read almost all reviews about XP-Pen Innovator 16. it seem good, and much more affordable, with all that laminate screen and other nice features. And so I bought XP-Pen Innovator 16 .
Yes, it was expensive . These things cost some serious money. So prepare yourself to spend some hefty amount of money. I bought the tablet and damn that gave me the exact results I wanted. I could see the lines while I was drawing. It felt natural and a joy to draw. Finally, I could draw like I had drawn in a paper before. Seeing all the lines appear beneath my hand.
This was just awesome and totally what I needed. I was impressed, to say the least. Finally, I got the results I was missing before. Finding that joy in the drawing. It surely wasn't too much of joy with the Star 03 .
I bought it myself, this is not sponsored or whatever. I got it from XP-Pen official store , in 3 days. package is solid, you get one glove, one (no battery, autonomous) pen and the usual cables and manual. The tablet comes with a handful of different adapter options - even the weird three-prong UK one - and it’s really easy to switch them out if you’re on the go.
XP-Pen Innovator 16 Specifications:
Dimensions: 17.5” x 10” x 0.35” (WxHxD)
Screen/Draw Area: 15.6” (13.5 x 7.6 inches)
Panel Type: IPS
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Response Time: 16.4ms
Display Input: 3-in-1 Cable
Color Gamut: 125% sRGB, 92% Adobe RGB, 88% NTSC
Resolution: 5080 lpi
Viewing Angle: 178°
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Number of Colors: 16.7 million
Pressure Sensitivity: 8192 levels
Tilt Support: 60 degrees
Data Rate: Max ≥ 220RPS
Function Keys: 8, user assignable
Two Wheels: 2, user assignable
Compatibility: Windows 10/8/7, macOS 10.10 and higher
More details from Official Site : https://www.xp-pen.com/product/638.html
Design and Build
The XP-Pen Innovator 16 is in the middle ground of the company's five size ( 11.6" , 13.3" . 15.6", 21.5" , 23.8" ) pen displays. At 3.6 pounds and significantly less than an inch thick, the 15.6 inch display and integrated pen tablet is also the one of the three size (11.6" , 13.3" . 15.6" ) that's small and light enough to pick up off the desk and work with right on your lap. With a thickness of just 9mm thick, it's thinner than all but the most svelte notebook computers.
Unlike the larger 22 and 24 inch versions, which come by default with conventional LCD monitor stands, the Innovator 16 uses an all plastic stand to support the display at the angle of 20 degrees.
It needs to be hooked up to a laptop or desktop, and needs to be plugged-in. The XP-Pen Innovator 16 uses a clever tri-cable to make this as simple as possible. There's a proprietary socket on the side of the tablet, in which a cable plugs that splits off into three wires – one to hook up to an HDMI port on your computer of choice , another to a USB and a third to the power.
The display side of things is driven via HDMI output, with a single USB connection controlling the input side ( acts as an interface for the digitiser pen ) . Power also can routed through the Innovator 16's video controller as well, so you can work with it without Plug in power .
I think the notable advantage of Innovator 16 is that you don't need any electric outlet to activate it if your computer/laptop is powerful enough to run the tablet through plugging to your PC/laptop alone.
The 1.8 meters cord tethering the display panel to the video controller gives you the ability to work with the Innovator 16 at a pretty decent distance from your desk – great for sketching with the display on your lap.
you will get 8 Shortcut Keys and a two function wheel ( roller and touch ), all of which can be configured with the driver software.
Nice and lightweight display
The main attraction on the Innovator 16 is easily the display panel. The screen measures 15.6 inches with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 for full HD viewing at a smidge over 196 pixels per inch. Wrangling 92 percent of Adobe's RGB gamut, the panel sorts 16.7 million colors and offers 250 cd/m2 of brightness.
In practice, 15.6inch size means more zooming in and out when dealing with minute details. Then, there is the small screen size that many consumers state that it interferes with cursor movements along the edges. A larger screen would work well especially for drawings.
The active matrix panel has a brightness of 250cd/m2, "Semi-gloss" probably describes the surface best as it provides just the right amount of sheen without tossing back too many reflections from outside lighting.
It possesses over 16.7 color variations. This means that the user has 256 color tones to work with. and its response time is a generally smear-free 16.4ms. Coupled with the 16:9 aspect ratio, the colors bring to life any drawing done on the graphics tablet.
The color accuracy is pretty spot on for those who really need it to be accurate, the 92% Adobe RGB can satisfy for your needs.
A 178-degree angle of view and its flip-out stand means it can be used on your lap or tilted at 25-degrees on a desk for a more impact-full display but without to many glitches as it is still usable at that angle.
It uses an IPS panel, fitted with a matt screen protector , a natural choice for a product like this.
new Innovator 16 has a laminated display, The point of laminate is that there is no gap, and you feel like you draw where you put your pen at. From an angle I do see a ever so slightly gap between the glass and digitizer. So it's largely an aesthetic thing, but I also think it makes using the pencil feel more authentic. Like you're actually drawing on glass instead of making inputs to a computer under the glass.
As a display designed specifically for visual artists, its quality is far superior to that of any notebook display I've seen. It has true 24-bit color depth (as opposed to the fudged "millions of colors" on standard notebook displays). Colors, brightness, and contrast are even across the face of the screen. And the device calibrates up nicely using a colorimeter.
Digitiser and Stylus
the stylus is batteryless, the tablet provides 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and a tilt of up to 60 degrees . As with all of XP-PEN's higher-end tablets, you can expect an excellent and highly naturalistic pen-like response from the Innovator 16 .
Hand movements translate into pen movements, which transmit onto the screen via electromagnetic resonance technology. The 8192 pressure sensitivity levels enable the digital pen to work seamlessly and without friction on the surface. The pen simply glides over the surface allowing the creation of flawless fine lines.
The digital pen achieves a co-ordination accuracy of up to plus or minus 0.01 inch . This means that the possibility of errors during input is minimal and by just 0.01 inch. This factor is important in enabling near perfect input in order to achieve flawless digital images on the screen.
The Innovator 16 graphics tablet tilt sensitivity of plus or minus 60 degrees allows the user to achieve tilt angles quickly and accurately. A reading height of 10mm or more is possible from the cover plate at any screen angle.
Pen tips are removable/replaceable, and XP-PEN supplies several of the default tips. The pen has excellent button quality and the buttons are nicely placed. Making them easy to use.
While the all-plastic pen would actually be slightly more comfortable, in my opinion, it was a bit on the heavy side. The contoured grip area is thick enough to promote good pen holding habits (and reduce long-term fatigue). The rubberized finish on the grip area has about the right amount of give and a nice, easy to hold texture.
Setting Up the Innovator 16
Installation is easy, remember to NOT plug it in before wipping clean any other tablet drivers. Don't even plug it while the AC is off, as your OS will detect it anyway and try to install stuff.
Clean any other brand's file, install the latest XP-Pen drivers, and then turn on the tablet. remember that you need navigate to XP-PEN's website to snag the driver software .
The calibration tool is pretty easy to use, and there's a menu accessible via a button above the tablet for the colors, brightness and contrast. Everything looked fine to me when I first booted it up, but you can fine tune it easily.
In terms of driver software, like all XP-PEN tablets you get a broad range of controls over the tablet and pen behaviours. Including sensitivity, adjustments, for pen tip "feel", tilt sensitivity and assigning controls to any of the buttons or modifier HotKeys.
Top product features
One of the best features of this product is the 8 express keys and two wheels design . These features enable the convenience in switching keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks. They aid in zooming and scrolling.
Individual configuration preferences enable a user to change and alter the controls according to his or her liking. This versatility ensures full control on connection options and device function keys and touch wheel .
XP-PEN supplies software combination bundle to select like ArtRage 5 or openCanvas which is great for drawing and sketching .
Simply pick up the display or set it in your lap and you're ready to draw. If you're used to working on an angled drawing or drafting table, the Innovator 16 easily goes there too, and its this kind of choose-your-own-adventure flexibility in setting up and using the Innovator 16 that makes it so appealing.
It supports Mac OS X, Windows PCs and Linux devices .It's compatible with all applications, and all major graphics applications have built-in support for the tablet's advanced functionality. including professional software such as Photoshop and Illustrator . It works transparently and is completely plug-n-play.
Graphics work on the 15.6inch Innovator 16 may require more zooming than you're used to on a 20 inch monitor to make out and manipulate the fine detail rendered by larger, higher-res displays.
With on-tablet programmable buttons and touch & roller wheel that are easy enough to set up for dedicated zooming and scrolling , this isn't as much of an inconvenience as it first seems, and the process quickly becomes second nature.
It takes some getting used to but is worth the effort since it really speeds up workflow. You can zoom in or out of an image in Photoshop / GIMP or, for those more into video production.
This makes the Innovator 16 a joy to use for photographic and retouching work. Display your image on the main monitor, then use the Innovator 16 and its 8 programmable buttons and Touch wheel to touch up the details, while keeping an eye on what effect your changes are having on the overall image. I find that I very seldom need to go back to the keyboard when doing normal editing.
Likewise for jumping back and forth between the XP-PEN and another display: once you figure out how the Innovator 16 behaves in “mouse” versus “pen” mode, reaching across to the primary display to grab work items or select files makes perfect sense.
Because the pen is pressure sensitive, it's very easy and intuitive to use for making selections or painting. With 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, it's possible to make anything from the most finessed of pen strokes to the broadest brush sweeps, and the resolution of 5,080dpi makes the Innovator 16 highly accurate.
The colours on the tablet are very vivid and satisfying to look at, The grip on the pen is really good, and the pen itself is very smooth on the screen (smooth and satisfying tbh). Drawing on the screen is a dream – it's responsive, precise, and with practice it's possible to generate some spectacular results. It's sensitive to the tilt of the pen as well, making drawing as realistic as it can be.
The difference is clear from the very first time you fire up Corel Painter or Photoshop. The pen smoothly reacts to your actions like it would in the real world. The only thing you will miss is the drag of the actual pencil or pastel on paper.
If you work with graphics or images, the concept behind the XP-Pen Innovator or Artist series seems like a no-brainer: Combine a display with a pressure-sensitive tablet so that you can directly edit vector art, retouch images, paint, produce video special effects, and so on. True, tablets aren't for everyone. If you work with a tablet now, you'll probably find a XP-Pen Innovator even more fluid and powerful. Drawing directly onscreen helps to improve your accuracy, especially for tricky selections and masking operations.
XP-PEN's Innovator 16 combines the best of its screenless range of graphics tablets with interactive display technology in a portable format that is both flexible and great to use. As anyone who has used a graphics pad will tell you, once you've got one there's no going back, well now after trying one of these, your old non-screen will be left gathering dust.
In short the XP-Pen Innovator 16 is a serious tool with some serious benefits. For the professional designer the pay off period is very short and the question of whether to purchase is a no brainer. For the student it is a good investment for the future and will certainly prove its worth ($499 USD).
You can Get it from United States & Canada official Store: https://www.storexppen.com/buy/innovator-display-16.html , If you live in other regions you can select from official site “Store” List.
What we liked:
Unparalleled digital drawing experience
Excellent build quality
Top quality display
Low Price Point
Lots of supported software
Many buttons and wheels
Super flexible software for configuration
What could be improved:
Cord can become annoying while rotating the tablet
Update to a USB-C cable
you may want to treat yourself or the budding artist/illustrator/animator/Photographer/designer in your life to something special! You can't go wrong with graphic drawing tablets!
Whether you are looking for a graphic tablet to take your first step in digital art or a powerful pen display for your job, you can always look to XP-PEN to offer you elegant and reliable products no matter the use case.
Ever since XP-PEN was founded in Japan in 2005, XP-PEN has always striven to provide users all around the world with digital tablets that are reliable and user-friendly, and they have continued to be a leader in releasing quality tablets at affordable prices.
It's that special time of year again for XP-PEN fans: The 2020 XP-PEN 15th Anniversary Sale is here. The brand's annual shopping event -- XP-PEN's biggest sale aside from the Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas Holiday.
so there will be a big promotion on XP-PEN's official stores. Almost every model of XP-PEN tablet is now having up to 30% discount. There have no doubt that this year's sale will be just as exciting as in years past.
If you're ready to upgrade your old pair of art tablets for some fresh kicks, then August 15–September 14 is your lucky time. The Anniversary special Sale giving you the chance to do just that. Thanks to this event, there's a slew of incredible discounts on a wide selection of popular xp-pen drawing tablets , making for the perfect opportunity to snag a new pair of tablets on the cheap (and perhaps shop the best active deals while you're at it).
Don't miss the chance to buy brand new merchandise at a discounted rate from xp-pen brands like Deco 01 , Artist 12 Pro , Artist 15.6 Pro, The Artist 24 Pro, and more. Keep reading this guide for everything you need to know about this epic sale event.
What is the XP-PEN Anniversary Sale?
XP-PEN sure knows how to throw itself one hell of a birthday party. Every Mid-August to Mid-September , XP-PEN celebrates with a can't-miss super sale on graphics art pads , accessories, pen display monitors and more.
As per usual, you can expect the Anniversary Sale to feature new product's Anniversary Edition ( Deco mini4 , Deco MINI7 , Innovator 16 for this year ) at great prices.
When is the XP-PEN Anniversary Sale 2020 ?
this big shopping event of the year dates are from August 15 through September 14 . the sale opens to the general public on August 15 .
Do I need a promo code for the sale?
No. There is no promo code required. The sale is available to all customers .
Should I shop in-store or online?
only support shopping online . In addition to free shipping and free returns, XP-PEN also offers expedited shipping and even international shipping.
Does other regions and countries have Anniversary sales?
official store of other regions and countries also offer the widest range of discounted products for their Anniversary sales events . you can visit different online store by click the link at the end of this guide or click the " store " button in the XP-PEN Official Site to chose your regions and countries .
What is the Anniversary Edition Tablets?
To celebrate their anniversary, XP-PEN is launching with 3 anniversary edition tablets with custom anniversary packaging and extra goodies included.
The anniversary edition tablets are: the new Deco Mini 4, Deco Mini 7, and Innovator 16 tablets.
The extra goodies included are: An exclusive XP-PEN branded ink pen, a keychain and stickers of XP-PEN's mascot Fenix, and postcards with illustrations of Fenix visiting iconic places around the world.
Every year, shoppers plan ahead for this sale, and rightfully so. They have to, considering how fast everything tends to sell out. Once you find a piece that sparks joy within your soul, you have to claim it before someone else does. You won't regret it either, since you won't find a better deal!
Any frequent XP-PEN shopper knows the Anniversary Sale is one of its biggest and most popular events of the year — it's the best time to score some of the most amazing savings at the online store. But in case you're unfamiliar, we're here to give you all the details. The one-month-long event typically offers majorly discounted prices on all of fashion and useful items.
Take a look at some of XP-PEN USA & Canada Store deals below:
Drawing directly onto the XP-PEN Artist series screen removes any mental disconnect you may encounter when drawing on a tablet while looking at a separate screen.
These are great quality machines, newest model's fully laminated screens reduce Parallax and reflections , Support pen tilt & pressure function while providing a natural, pen on paper feel as you draw.
Innovator 16 Anniversary Edition (was $549.99, 27% off)
Innovator 16 (was $499.99, 20% off)
Artist 12 Pro (was $299.99, 20% off)
Artist 15.6 Pro (was $449.99, 20% off)
Artist 13.3 Pro (was $349.99, 20% off)
Artist 24 Pro (was $899.99, 20% off)
Artist 22R Pro (was $699.99, 20% off)
Artist 12 (was $249.99, 20% off)
Artist 22E Pro (was $529.99, 20% off)
Artist 22 Pro (was $499.99, 20% off)
Artist 15.6 (was $349.99, 20% off)
If you're after a quality drawing tablet but are on a budget, or aren't bothered about drawing directly onto a screen, the XP-PEN Deco Series and Deco Pro are great options. Simply connect this nifty but affordable device to your Mac or Windows PC with USB or built-in wireless Kit ( Deco 03 ) , install drivers, and you're ready to start work directly in the software of your choice.
Deco Mini 7 Anniversary Edition(was $59.99, 30% off)
Deco Mini 4 Anniversary Edition(was $49.99, 30% off)
Deco Mini 7(was $39.99, 20% off)
Deco Mini 4(was $31.99, 20% off)
Deco 01 V2(was $79.99, 20% off)
Deco Pro M(was $139.99, 20% off)
Deco Pro S(was $109.99, 20% off)
Deco 02(was $89.99, 20% off)
Deco 03(was $109.99, 20% off)
Deco 01(was $69.99, 20% off)
The XP-PEN Star Series products is the perfect entry-level pen tablet for anyone getting started with digital art or image editing. But the pressure sensitivity levels Still reach 8192 levels , the stylus is battery-free , no recharge needed. Perfect for photographers, re-touchers or any designer looking for the creative control and comfort of the digital pen .
Star Star G960S (was $69.99, 20% off)
Star G960S Plus(was $79.99, 20% off)
Star 06(was $89.99, 20% off)
Star 05 (was $79.99, 20% off)
Star 03(was $69.99, 20% off)
Star G640S (was $49.99, 10% off)
Star G640 (was $39.99, 10% off)
Star G430S(was $29.99, 20% off)
Other Two English official Store List:
Graphic tablets, an invaluable tool for artists and designers
There is a disconnect between the conventional graphics tablet, which is essentially a slate based input device and the screen. Marry these together and you get the best of both worlds, being able to use the stylus and actually see what you draw on the built-in display.
Traditionally, graphic tablets with built-in display are expensive and only reserved for professionals. More and more graphics tablets with display have since come into the market, making them more competitively price and affordable. This is good news for the creatives, both professional, teachers and students allowing them to access the tools required to draw, sketch, paint and design on CAD and 3D sculpting, Illustrator and Photoshop.
Sometimes known as Graphics Tablet Monitor, these displays doubles as a standard monitor and input device. It can be a second monitor if you already have a Full HD or 4K monitor or as a dedicated graphics tablet. My recommendation would be to get the biggest display you can afford. The bigger the graphics tablet, the more room it offers to let your creative juices flow uninterrupted.
It's wonderful to have a decent drawing tablet for art and creative work. It's even better to have a large enough surface on which to work and get in finer details, drawing directly on the screen. XP-Pen's Artist line offers that ability to draw directly on the screen, getting you right up close to your work, just as you would on paper. Having reviewed several XP-Pen products over the years, I thought it would be nice to have a look at the Artist 24 Pro .
The Artist 24 Pro is the latest big-screen monitor from XP-Pen which is the very first tablet to offer a 23.8-inch 2K QHD graphics display. Featuring an excellent screen, industry-leading stylus – the 24 Pro is an artist's dream. It is essetnailly a monitor that you draw on, and it is not a standalone computer with an operating system .
Technology Specifications :
Dimensions: 632 x 370 x 44.8mm
Display Area: 526.85 x 296.35mm
Color Gamut: 90% Adobe® RGBDisplay
Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels ,QHD
Pressure Sensitivity: 8192 levels
Color Depth: 16.7M
Report Rate: Max ≥ 220RPS
Reading Height: 10 mm
Response Time: 14 ms
Viewing Angle: 178°
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Adjustable Stand: 16-90°
VESA Mount: 100 x 100mm
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Compatibility: Windows® 10/8/7 and Mac OS X® 10.10 (and higher)
Official Site: https://www.xp-pen.com/product/602.html
First Look and Set-up
The Artist 24 pro isn't a subtle bit of kit. The giant screen measures a whopping 632 x 370 x 44.8mm and, unlike most all-in-ones or displays, is designed to be sat flat on a desk – like an artist's easel. As large as it is, it's far lighter than I would have imagined (about 15 lbs.), and it is quick to adapt to. As such, it's likely to take up a whole desk all on its own, leaving little space for a mouse or keyboard, let alone a desktop computer, to sit next to it.
It's also fairly clunky-looking compared to competing all-in-ones, such as the Surface Studio and 4K iMac. The latter two both sport beautiful mixed-metal designs and dinky bezels that make the all-black XP-Pen look a little dull.
However, from a productivity perspective the Artist 24 Pro ticks all the right boxes. The feet on the rear stand feel robust, and are more than solid enough to take heavy pressure.
A simple press on the lever on the back moves the display from almost straight up to nearly all the way down, in about 15 degrees increments. It doesn't rotate, but it is also VESA-compatible and can be used with any mounting arm.
you can change your working angle to suit your various needs of creating more easily and quickly. Working on a large comic page the device suffered no flex, even when I was leaning heavily into it.
You'll find twin USB 3.0 ports on its back right sides, plus a standard 3.5mm , another USB-C port plus HDMI 2.0 , There is even a headphone jack .
You're probably noticed along the top there are some light up icons. These are 4 touch buttons that only light up when the display is on. You can do things like bring up the screen properties or an onscreen keyboard, the XP-Pen settings.
The unit ships with the two PA2 digital Pen , a pen stand/holder that also holds the 8 nibs, and some Adapters ( Power and USB ) .
Connectivity is excellent
You also get a variety of cables to ensure you can connect to your computer, including: HDMI, USB-C to USB-C . There is a quick-start guide that helps in the easy set up of the unit.
You can go the HDMI and usb rout. I decided to try the USB-C cable since it will drive the display and functionality all with one cord.
Install the driver
I downloaded the latest drivers from the XP-Pen website, and I was up and running in minutes. Setup was a breeze. Turn the tablet on, install the driver, restart your computer, calibrate the pen, and start drawing.
The software allowed us to set up software-specific function keys for both pen and tablet, adjust click sensitivity, pen pressure etc., as it was expected from a modern pen display. One can also alter color temperature, RGB, brightness and contrast, and rotate the interface 180 degrees for left-handed use.
On the same driver utility you can configure the mapping of the work area of the drawing tablet to the computer screen, as well as calibrating it to ensure it works with precision.
The biggest gripe I hear about XP-Pen in the Internet comments are the drivers. My experience setting this up and XP-Pen in general has been pretty smooth. Did that on both Windows and on Mac and I've had zero problems it worked exactly the way I expected to.Huge display is beautiful
The colours of the sharp 2K display are bright and beautiful, the extra resolution you'll be getting now makes it worth the wait. For starters, the screen is so vibrant it seems to enhance whatever project you're working on. The combination of size and near-perfect color accuracy made even the smallest details visible.
The specs are impressive, the screen use a 16:9 aspect ratio, IPS, 5080LPI . XP-Pen claims the screen will offer a solid 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250-nit max brightness, and cover an impressive 90% of the Adobe RGB colour gamut favoured by artists. By default the screen comes with a variety of modes targeting different colour gamuts – including Adobe, sRGB and NTSC – out of the box. 90% Adobe RGB color performance, making color matching and calibration a joy.
Out of the box, the XP-Pen's HD screen is brighter than the Wacom Cintiq , because it doesn't have that matte coating Wacom uses to give its screens a paper-like feel. For the adventurous type, there is a screen protector included in the box that can be applied on the screen if desired.
Another thing XP-Pen has done with this screen is reduce the amount of space between the glass and the screen below it. And when you get the screen and the pen calibrated right it really does take away the parallax you see on some pen displays.
It no longer feels like I'm drawing on top of a monitor on top of my artwork. For the first time ever, there's no separation between my pen and my artwork, and it's an amazing feeling.
I would say that it matches the iPad Pro's accuracy in terms of pen-to-screen distance.
In short, but crucially, I would say this is the most intuitive and natural way to paint and draw digitally that I've ever experienced.
PA2 digital pen input
The Artist 24 Pro comes with the same PA2 stylus that debuted on the Artist 12 / 15.6 / 13.3 / 22R Pro. The pen remains a key selling point and offers a staggering 8192 pressure sensitivity levels and full tilt support .
Tilt sensitivity is a pretty useful feature on drawing tablets, as it allows you to create more realistic and natural brushstrokes, getting closer to the behaviour of a real pencil.
It's incredibly light but beautifully balanced, and the rubber feels very comfortable to hold for long periods. It doesn't require batteries or charging And in a nutshell feels really great to draw with.
I also work on an iPad Pro, While I enjoy the flexibility and freedom of it, the glossy Apple Pencil simply doesn't feel as good to hold. Also the nib of the Apple Pencil is quite chunky, whilst the PA2 pen nibs are satisfyingly petite and precise.
20 Hotkeys and 2 Red Dial wheels
If you've used a XP-Pen Artist Pro series tablet, then you know about the HotKeys and Red Dial wheel that allow for quick and easy function access, and are always a huge time-saver. The real beauty of the 20 HotKeys is that you can completely customize key settings for each program you use.
One of the features that significantly accelerated my workflow was the inclusion of the two Red Dial wheels , two programmable rotating buttons placed with the shortcut keys, comfortably sitting in the center. It's in the perfect spot, easily maneuverable by your left or right hand, providing a plethora of options, such as zoom in and out, scroll up and down, increase brush size etc. depending on your settings.
In my experience, the knob spun exceptionally smoothly, wasn't overly sensitive and was just a pleasure to use. However, assuming you set up more than one function for the dial as I did, it can be a little fiddly at times.
First of all, the 2K resolution of this unit is incredible. Video looks fantastic, and the creative programs I use appear wonderfully.
As before, the pen offers the best drawing experience available. It's super-accurate and works with a multitude of software packages that range from popular professional suites such as Photoshop and ZBrush, to freeware such as Krita and Blender.
Doodling in Krita, I didn't notice any latency and the Artist 24 Pro read changes in angle and pressure sensitivity without issue. I get really smooth lines pressure feels good.
drawing in Photoshop worked surprisingly well, delivering just the right amount of pressure and tilt sensitivity.
Drawing/painting on the Artist 24 Pro feels great, with just the right amount of friction on the glass surface. There is little to no parallax, lots o' pixels. tablet monitor were fast to respond and very helpful .
The large bezel on this display is excellent, as there is support for your hand as you work at the edges of whatever it is you're working on. This is the absolute best drawing experience I've had so far of anything that I've used.
There are so many artists , designers or 3D modellers that would love to be able to create digital art with a nice tablet, and Wacom Cintiq 24 Pro makes it impossible for them by charging way more than is reasonable for their products.
Perfection is always going to be an abstract. Nothing is ever going to be 100-percent without flaw or criticism. But with the Artist 24 Pro , XP-Pen has gotten darn close .
I really have been quite impressed with the Artist 24 Pro ...as I expected to be, quite honestly. It isn't cheap ( now for $764.99 in USA ) , But its wealth of power and features designates it as a pro-level tool .
if you have a need for a large drawing surface area, and something you can depend on in your daily work, then this is definitely a solid investment.
now the product can ship to the worldwide , Access the different store by clicking the "store" menu of XP-Pen official site . Next, select your country / region . Once it's open, you can navigate to there .
Online Tutoring Tools
An unprecedented number of children, youth and adults are not attending schools or universities because of Coronavirus disease ( COVID-19 ). Governments in 73 countries have announced or implemented the closure of educational institutions in an attempt to slow the spread of the disease . online tutoring will minimize the educational disruption and facilitate the continuity of learning .
When it comes to tutoring online, there are a couple of tools that every online tutor needs. A decent computer and fast internet are top of the list but if you want to take advantage of online whiteboarding apps like BitPaper and tutor like a pro, having a drawing tablet is a must. Graphic Tablets are great for use with online whiteboards – allowing tutor and tutee to communicate with hand drawn and written diagrams on a shared whiteboard.
Tutors will assist you with your questions or topics with step-by-step explanation on an interactive whiteboard apps .The session will not just be the question and answer tutor will cover each topic and explain you the concept in detail.The tutor and student work on whiteboard and communicate using chat and audio. you can use Zoom/Skype/Facetime to run the call .
Both Skype and Google Hangouts (free for unlimited use, though Skype offers a premium plan for group calling) are mature products that work well and provide most of the same features: free 1–1 video or voice calls, screen sharing, file sharing and chat.
With the launch of Google Hangouts On-Air, it’s now possible to schedule a free group session in advance, which will be recorded and available after the session for students to re-watch.
This is a fantastic tool for online group tutoring — in a 6-week course, it’s unlikely that every student will be able to make every session, but with Hangouts On-Air they won’t fall behind.
The Ultimate Online Tutoring Tool-Graphics Tablets
A graphics tablet is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images, animations and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and paper. These tablets may also be used to capture data or handwritten signatures. It can also be used to trace an image from a piece of paper which is taped or otherwise secured to the tablet surface. Capturing data in this way, by tracing or entering the corners of linear poly-lines or shapes, is called digitizing.
The device consists of a flat surface upon which the user may "draw" or trace an image using the attached stylus, a pen-like drawing apparatus. The image is displayed on the computer monitor, though some graphic tablets now also incorporate an LCD screen for a more realistic or natural experience and usability.
The Drawing Tablet can be integrated with computer or laptop. With the help of this interactive teaching tablet; a teacher can write remotely on interactive whiteboards, LED displays, projector screens etc. Typically, a teacher can write down a problem using this slate and just pass it on to student to solve the problem without having student to stand up in front of the class.
Drawing/graphics tablets are relatively cheap but make drawing on an online whiteboard apps a lot easier. you can using a graphics tablet to draw geometric shapes or write equations that are visible on your computer screen,and the free whiteboard software allows you to share your screen in real-time with the student.
Writing tablets allow both tutors and students to use handwriting on the lesson space, and mimics sharing a piece of work between student and tutor.
Which has become very much popular equipment in teacher community for its much useful usage in digital classrooms, distance learning sessions, e-learning lectures.
Digital pen come with graphic tablet is considered as one of the key tech tools for online learning. This stylus allows you to draw very precise and accurate diagrams and have buttons on the side .
Some optional features include mouse functionality and pressure sensitivity for those who want to draw with their digital pens.
Online teaching using your own handwriting . Write on interactive softwares, MS Word, MS Powepoint .
Which Drawing tablet should I buy for teaching online?
Online tutoring provides many challenges, but also opportunities for access to new markets. Using the best tools available sets you up to be as successful as possible. We highly recommend the use of a graphics tablet input device for professional-looking writing in online sessions.
Using a graphics tablet allows you to get natural looking writing as a you write on the whiteboard apps . the freehand drawing function looks very ugly if used with a mouse: it resembles a child's chicken scratch. Not exactly the professional look you want as a tutor.
While there are many ways to get good-looking whiteboard content, like typing your equations in the editor provided, it's much faster if you can just write naturally. If you plan to do a lot of online tutoring, it is an investment worth considering.
You can also use the freehand function on top of existing tools. For instance, you use the circle function to make the basic outlines of Venn Diagrams, and then fill in the details using your pen tool. Or if you are tutoring Calculus, you might graph an example function, and then draw the tangent function, or sketch the derivative by hand.
If you are looking for a budget graphics tablet, you must have come across XP-Pen brand tablets . XP-Pen is a supplier of graphics tablets, pen display monitors, stylus pens, and related accessories with a mission to bring artists into the digital age with tools and technology to suit their individual needs.
Over the last 14 years, XP-Pen has been dedicated to the research, design, production, and marketing of digital tablets.
With sales to more than 100 countries and regions around the world, XP-Pen has become a well-known brand of digital graphics tablets.
1. XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Graphic Tablet
Although we do not recommend a specific tablet, but If you're after the best drawing experience, the XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 comes out top. It's got good sensitivity, it tracks the pen when it's held above the tablet (vital for easy drawing) and it's big . Size is the primary strength over the other contenders. The drawing area is almost twice that of the Wacom, which makes neat handwriting so much easier.
At just over $45 , the XP-Pen Deco 01 offers the best improvement to your drawing abilities. If you're serious about tutoring online, it probably pays for itself in a handful of sessions.
Above everything else, what the Deco 01 V2 Drawing Tablet prioritizes is the size. It makes sure to give artists plenty of room with its ultra-large 10×6.25 inches area.
There are 8 customizable shortcuts that gift you a wide range of control and makes operating the tablet easy-peasy, while the battery-free stylus pen is both environmentally friendly and convenient and comes with the widest range of sensitivity levels that allow you to get the most from your pen.
the pen supports over 8000 levels of sensitivity . This pen has been created to feel as close to a real fountain pen or pencil as possible and achieves it by providing incredible tilt response all without that irritating lag.
It’s a great option for editing, sketching, designing, or just playing around, all while being compatible with Windows, Mac, as well as the very best photography studio software to make any transitions easier than you thought possible. This makes it a great professional tablet, and also comes with enough cool stuff that the experienced artist will find a lot to love with it .
2. XP-Pen Star G430s Drawing Tablet
The XP-Pen Star G430S offers superb value, Once installed, it's reliable and flexible. It Still has the best drawing sensitivity of 8192 Levels .
At just under $25 I still think it represents good value, given how much of a difference it can make. Size is the only issue. The active area is roughly that of 4 × 3 inches . That's reasonably small so sets a limit on your writing size and fidelity. As such, writing much more than a couple of lines/equations per page becomes difficult. Aside from that, the XP-Pen G430S isn't a bad choice.
3. XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro Pen Display
With XP-Pen interactive pen displays such as Artist 12 Pro , you can write directly on your screen and project it for all your students to engage with. No need to turn your back to class to write on a whiteboard or chalkboard.
One of the finest features of the XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro is its red dial interface that will elevate your digital creativity tenfold. Designed for smooth and efficient functioning, it will enable zooming in and out of the canvas and scrolling up and down, at accelerated speeds.
With an 11.6-inch display, artists are given more than enough room to create anything they want. allowing artists to draw on screen like they do on paper. In addition to that, it offers more than needed pixel display with a 1920×1080 resolution.
Artist 12 Pro monitor will display around 72 percent of the NTSC color gamut which roughly equivalent to 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut. 72% NTSC is pretty much the standard for consumer monitors, so it's perfectly adequate for most work.
The addition of a laminated screen is a nice addition and really reduces parallax. the pen has tilt support , using is also really good and jitter free.
The affordable XP-Pen tablet can be purchased online from official store - https://www.storexppen.com .
More expensive alternatives are iPad Apple Pen/Microsoft Surface Pro etc. If you have an iPad or iPhone and a Mac, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a writing tablet using an app like Astropad, which is pretty handy!
If you’re looking for a pro-level display drawing tablet then the XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro is an incredible investment. The tablet is huge with 22" display which similar to the Wacom Cintiq 22HD . It’s one of the few larger tablets coupled with a battery-free pen.
If you want a tablet for making high-quality work that’ll stand the test of time then you can’t go wrong with a Artist 22R Pro . It can be a pricey investment for newbies with little art experience. But even as a newbie you can build your skills and grind on this thing for years to come.
I have received the tablet last week via DHL, it arrived quickly and was boxed very well, same as the Deco Pro that I’ve gotten from XP-Pen a while ago. When I recieved it, It was packed in a HUGE box , very neatly packed .
I was very eager to test the XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro tablet monitor . It’s a massive step up from its predecessor, the Artist 22E Pro . Key improvements include 88% NTSC Color Gamput, lower parallax, Being a battery free pen , and better connections.
Thus far I am satisfied with it. Any issues I had were manageable. Below I’ll outline the main points of owning the tablet.
Product dimensions: 570 x 334.8 x 44.8 mm
Active area: 476.064 x 267.786 mm
Screen: 21.5 inches with 1920 x 1080 resolution
Panel type: IPS
Colors: 16.7 million
Input: USB-C ,HDMI ,VGA
Stand : Included
Display Color Gamut: 88% NTSC , Adobe® RGB≧91%，sRGB≧120%
Pressure sensitivity: 8,192 levels 60° tilt
Report RateMax≥ 200RPS
Response Time : 14ms
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Adjustable Angle of the stand : 16°～90°
see more details from xp-pen artist 22R Pro official site : https://www.xp-pen.com/product/541.html
USB-C Connect and install a driver
Connecting the Artist 22R Pro to your computer is very straightforward. It’s worth remembering that this tablet might just need USB-C to connect to PC (and of course power to the wall) . if you use a laptop so less stuff to plug-in is a pretty big selling point. Another details its that the USB C cable included it's just too short .
Also it has a VGA / HDMI input, and includes a VGA cable and a HDMI cable. this depending on what inputs your computer has available. The Artist 22R Pro also uses an AC Adaptor and once the three cables are plugged in, you can start setting the tablet up.
Set up was pretty easy. I just had to attached the stand with the screws and L-shaped screwdriver that was provided. It came with all of the cables that I needed. The tablet feels pretty solid in the hand. The stand is really easy to adjust, no wobbling on my desk.
Obtaining the necessary drivers is extremely simple too. I downloaded the latest software from XP-Pen's website. Drivers installed with no problems (on my win 10 PC ). They offer all the functionality you would expect, customization of pen buttons, express keys, pressure sensitivity curve and work area customization.
I had no problems setting up Artist 22R Pro to work properly with my second monitor. By default cursor was not matching up with the pen as the work area was set up to use both of my monitors but few clicks in the driver menus corrected that easily.
Nowadays, it seems as if very few products come with everything you could possibly need out of the box. However, as you may have already gathered, the 22R Pro certainly bucks this trend. The pen display is shipped with all manner of items: two styluses, spare nibs, a stylus case/stand, a drawing glove, a tablet stand, a cleaning cloth and all the necessary cables.
All the extra goodies are a big plus and they really make a difference. The glove and screen protector are both really cool.
One accessory that first-time users might find rather curious is the addition of a two-fingered drawing glove. This simple item is made from a lint-free material. It covers the wrist and area of the palm that naturally rest on the screen, as well as the ring and little finger. This leaves the index finger, middle finger and thumb, free to hold the stylus.
The benefits of wearing the glove are twofold: Your palm doesn’t stick to the shiny surface of the screen and instead glides as you draw long sweeping lines. It also does a good job of keeping the screen clean and free from oily hand deposits.
Part of what makes drawing on the Artist 22R Pro feel so close to real paper is the textured screen protector that’s included when you buy it. The protector gives the screen some tooth which prevents you from slipping with the pen and also makes it easier to look at the screen for a longer period of time before your eyes start to burn.
The textured screen protector really gives you a traditional feel. It’s just a free extra and you don’t need to use the screen protector if you don’t like it.
Design and form factor
The overall look and feel is very slick and modern out of the box. The same nods to the Intuos range are here too, with 20 ExpressKeys and 2 red dial wheels to the left and right of the active area, or in this case the display area.
It’s so huge, more like a drawing table then a tablet. The tablet itself is about 44.8mm thick, not much deeper than most flat-screen TVs.
Next up is the Stand. it has a satisfying weight and sturdiness. It is reassuring to note there are no flimsy components, as the display is a very precious item indeed and not something you’d want to become unhooked from the stand too easily.
Attaching the stand is no effort at all. The monitor simply slips onto the stand and You can then adjust the tablet’s tilt at your leisure.
Display Color is Great
The pen display’s colour gamut is 88% of NTSC , Color is great . The resolution is full HD (1920 x 1080), with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, so I’m not concerned about eye strain when working with the tablet. I would of course recommend taking regular eye breaks though, to give your peepers time to readjust.
It's not a laminated screen so there's a little space but it's so little that you won't even see it (Like me, I had to ask to the brand directly if it was laminated or not!) " .
The screen is of wonderful quality. I've seen others complain why it's not 4k but it doesnt need to be! The parallax is barely there and there is no lag. The screen has a slight grip but not too much which is perfect.
Im pretty anxious to hear about any product development from them because I feel like they’re this close to trouncing rivaling Wacom in quality and drawing experience.
And since the 22R Pro boasts an IPS panel, you can alter the viewing angle without distorting the image. viewing angles are great .
Tilt sensitivity and Pressure in PA2 Stylus
you may don't need to be worry about put off by the rechargeable stylus now . the new PA2 pen is battery free which is a huge improvement . I’ve used a few battery-free pens before and this is one of the best.
It boasts 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity and feels very good, transitions when shading or controlling line thickens feel very smooth and natural. Pen provides a truly great feel.
The tilt range is 40 degrees, with approximately 60 levels of tilt recognition by the Artist 22R Pro . It does support pen tilt but as I very rarely use that function, I don't have much to say about it other than it worked fine on the few brushes I have set up for it.
The Grip Pen has a rubberized grip for comfort, a tip switch that can be replaced with included nibs . The pen has a good weight and width and feels great when drawing on the screen.
It has two buttons on the side. Functions of this buttons can be changed in the drivers settings. which allows you to toggle between brush and eraser. While this is a nice idea, I did find myself tapping it by accident. That said, my overall experience with the stylus was one of comfort and adequate precision.
Artist 22R Pro has provided a pen stand to keep your digital Pen upright and ready to use. 8 pen nibs - I haven’t even switched any nibs yet .
The tablet is quite large, so much so that it’s actually larger than the screen Of the laptop I’m using, which makes it that little bit easier to see small details while working, and much like other good drawing tablets you can use the pressure of your drawing to adjust how thick or thin your line is.
I gave it a few test runs in my favorite and most used programs such as Photoshop, Corel Painter, Sketchbook Pro, Clip Studio and Paint Tool Sai. To my surprise, the pressure sensitivity and the rest of the device’s features were all workin and I also haven’t noticed any other issues.
Inking with the Artist 22R Pro inside of Clip Studio Paint actually felt extremely natural to me (much better than with the non-display graphics tablets that I’ve used in the past). Again, I haven’t noticed any issues such as jitter, lag or jumps.
The increase in responsiveness is just on par with the (to be left unnamed) much more expensive units. Battery free pen is definitely a plus compared to the older pens.
Positioning is most precise in the center of the screen with very small offset at the very edges (not enough to bother me or interfere with clicking on tiny icons).When drawing at normal speed I did not notice any jittering in the lines, but there was some waviness when doing very slow strokes. The waviness is minimal and I only noticed it when doing deliberate slow tests. I did not notice any fishhooks or any other artifacts when lifting the pen of the screen very quickly.
I find the 20 expresskeys and 2 red dial wheels are very useful and they are easy to customize. I like using the red dial wheel to change the size of the brush when drawing. I love these buttons on the sides of the tablet for easier and quicker access.
This is a little fun and quick piece that I did a few months ago… Done in Photoshop CC with Artist 22R Pro like usually.
All in all I am extremely pleased with XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro . I think it is a great value for the money. It's more accurate than the previous one and the feeling of drawing on it feels like drawing directly on a canvas even tho it's not a laminated screen. The 21.5 inch screen does provide a much more comfortable work area than 12~16 inch tablet displays. This was a good buy.
This is one of the most professional-feeling tablets I’ve seen outside of a Wacom Cintiq. I’m blown away by the screen’s depth and clarity. I also like the back stand both in quality and flexibility.
The tablet itself feels very smooth while drawing and the setup should be a breeze for any operating system. Also you can’t hate the extra Artist 22R Pro goodies like the pen holder , screen protector, and the anti-fouling glove.
If you’re looking for smaller version of this tablet check out the Artist Pro Series . But I would highly recommend the Artist 22R Pro tablet for any artist with enough scratch to grab one.
It’ll last a long time and prove to be a treasure for inexperienced artists as they improve and slowly learn the value of a 22" screen.
XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro Official Store $699.99 : https://www.storexppen.com/buy/artist-22r-pro.html
Drawing Tablet Christmas Gift 2019 for Digital Artists & Painters
Christmas Day 2019 (also known as Christmas) is a religious and cultural holiday, celebrating the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. Christmas Day 2019 is celebrated annually by Christians on December 25 in the United States and throughout the world.
The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better time to start searching for the perfect gifts for all the important people in your life.
If you're looking for the best Christmas gift for artists and designers, this article is just what you need. Treat the artist in your life with something special! graphic tablets are some of the best Christmas gift for digital artists and painters that they will surely love. Perfect for your special someone, your friend, and even yourself...surely you deserve it!
Remember, your gift doesn’t need to be practical. It sure can be, but there is one thing artists carve for – inspiration.
And when they have something beautiful in their hands, be it a sketchbook or just a coffee mug, they just can not help feeling more positive, which is a doorway to creativity.
The drawing pad may seem a humble little tool, but finding the perfect one for your specific discipline is crucial and with such a plethora of options, it can be tricky to choose the best one for you. Whether you're just starting out in your drawing adventure, or you're a professional artist, the tool you choose can make a huge difference to your final project.
Creating art on the computer as opposed to the canvas opens up a new range of creative possibilities. This digital canvas and stylus gives artists the feel of traditional drawing and painting combined with the power of modern technology. The cost of this thingamajig is minimal compared to buying paints, brushes and canvases for each new work of art.
The Black Friday weekend is now over, but many of its deals continue through what's known as Cyber Week and beyond. You will find numerous graphics tablet discounts in the run-up to Christmas 2019. December is an excellent month for digital tablet deals.
Looking to save money on a new drawing tablet, or hunting for a great gift? Here are the best deals, offers and discounts on an graphic tablet brand XP-Pen for Christmas 2019 . These Christmas drawing pad deals are the lowest prices we've seen.
Founded in 2005, XP-Pen has quickly established themselves to be one of the top suppliers of drawing tablets. XP-Pen is a good brand that is known for producing affordable drawing tablet with displays. They have call centers in China, Taiwan and the US and their customer support is quick to respond via email. Learn more you can visit their Global official site: https://www.xp-pen.com
XP-Pen Christmas deals 2019
XP-Pen always features fantastic deals on graphics tablets and pen displays of all types. The products feature the latest technology and the best quality, while the prices won't put you in debt. Regardless of whether you're shopping for a gift for a loved one or you're looking to treat yourself to new technology, you can find what you're looking for at XP-Pen.
XP-Pen Christmas discounts will continue throughout the month, from Dec.06 to Dec.26 . There's plenty of time to get your holiday shopping wrapped up, thanks to the fantastic sales throughout December.
There's one thing that you can count on during the holiday shopping season: A series of incredible sales from XP-Pen. You can find amazing prices during the pre-Christmas , and Christmas sales from the official store each year. We look forward to these saving events every year! For even more XP-Pen discounts, be sure to visit XP-Pen official store full tablet Price Guide.-- https://www.storexppen.com/topic/20.html .
XP-Pen's Christmas sale is live with incredible discounts throughout its site. You can save up to 30% on selected products . You can buy quality XP-Pen products direct from the XP-Pen USA&Canada online store with coupon Prices .
These XP-Pen deals offer shoppers the lowest prices available with the Artist 15.6 Pro holiday model qualifying for free delivery in time for Christmas. Supplies may be limited at the special models, and these deals have a high likelihood to sell out quickly.
people from other regions can also get amazing deals :
Australia Store : https://www.storexppen.com.au
United Kingdom Store : https://www.storexppen.co.uk
Plus, below we'll also break down the differences between XP-Pen's tablets so that you get the drawing tablet that suits both your budget and your needs.
Save up to 30% on XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro drawing Screen Monitor Holiday version
If you are in Tablet Drawing for a long time, and looking for the finest piece of tech that’ll translate your moves into brilliant art – here’s the one!
The XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro's laminated screen has an extremely small gap which is less distracting, while also making it feel like the display is almost sitting on top of the glass. which reduces parallax to a minimum, making your drawings accurate like never before.
It comes with anti-glare film, which not only protects your eyes but gives the feel like you are drawing on paper. Now, what makes this drawing tablet so accurate are 8192 pressure levels with approximately 60 degree pen tilt support.
It also offers one-Red Roller and 6 press keys for a fully adjustable experience on 15.6 inches wide IPS display. It’s lightweight and thick, and a diameter of 11 mm. You will have a much better transition between the colors, as it offers 120% sRGB color gamut.
Finally,Connectivity is powered via USB for a neat and tidy setup, making it semi-portable should you need to work on the go. It’s worth noting though that there’s no option for standalone usage, so you’ll be chained to your computer when using this drawing tablet.
Save up to 30% on XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro best 22inch budget monitor for graphic design
The XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro is one of the best gifts you can give to the professional (or hobbyist) artist in your life. This 22” inch tablet gives a natural pen-on-screen feel in a compact, slim design. The screen, combined with the stylus, has the sort of resistance 'tooth' that imitates high-quality drawing paper. It’s the sort of gift that makes you say ‘I love you, and want you to succeed’.
XP-Pen’s PA2 Pen gives you great control with pro-level pressure sensitivity and tilt support. There’s almost no lag and it’s battery-free so you’ll never find yourself in the irritating position of being low on charge.
you’can find 20 ExpressKeys and 2 Roller wheel which make navigation easier, and the side switches on the pen itself put even more control at your fingertips.
If the price of the Artist 22R Pro version makes you balk, there’s also a 22-inch version of the same tablet for $100 off the price.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro Tablet Monitor for beginners
Artist 12 Pro over here is a smaller tablet that comes with an 11.6-inch fully laminated display with 100% sRGB color accuracy. which is actually more than enough to work on.
Everyone can get behind the return of the Artist 12 Pro's fully laminated display that presses the screen up against the glass without gaps .
You get a total of 6 shortcut buttons along with a Roller Wheel . The red roller is a game-changer and very useful while drawing. It can do tasks like zoom, ran, scroll and most important – change the size of the brush or eraser by simply rotating it.
I love that I draw directly on the screen, so that it feels natural, and intuitive. It`s also portable, and I can stick my entire digital setup in my bag and go do art anywhere.
So if you are low on budget and still want a good display drawing tablet then this could be your best bet.
Extra 10% Off XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro pen display for professional graphics
The Artist 13.3 Pro comes with 13.3 inches of a full HD 1080p display which produces brilliant color and pictures, with exceptional clarity. Packed with a wide 88% of the Color gamut , you get what you see.
With Full-laminated technology adopted, no air gap,visually the parallax will be deduced to the lowest level. The 13.3-inch FHD drawing display comes with anti-glare film. This not only protects your eyes from light reflection but also provides you a better feel while designing.
It’s highly sensitive and supports up to 60 degrees of tilt function. That means that it will easily respond to any hand movement, so you’ll be able to naturally move your hand as if you draw on paper. 8192 levels of pressure levels on top of that, and you get a perfect sensitivity. Thick or thin lines will not be the problem.
The interactive display works as a functioning second monitor, allowing the user to essentially draw directly into programs as if they were drawing on paper. For those looking to make a long term investment in a drawing tablet, the Artist 13.3 Pro should definitely be taken into consideration.
Extra 10% Off XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro cheap 22 inch drawing monitor
XP-PEN’s Artist22E Pro is one of the best drawing tablets with a screen and is our go-to for a cheaper version of Wacom’s 22HD.
The Artist 22E Pro comes with a well-designed, 22 inch Full HD IPS display with 1920x1080p resolution, 9 point display calibration, and an extra wide-angle.
The extra-wide angle display gives great color accuracy across the entire surface, and with 77%-82% Color Gamut accuracy, you get vibrant colors and rich detail.
XP-PEN’s latest stylus technology delivers an astounding level of pressure sensitivity which gives you excellent control and fluidity. It’s fully rechargeable, and when the batteries are full you should get two months out of them.
16 customizable shortcut keys can be linked to various third-party design software which is great if you tend to work with more than one program.
Unlike other tablets, this one comes with 2 rechargeable pens in the package. also Comes with a very sturdy stand.
Extra 17% Off XP-Pen Artist 16 Pro art display tablet with 92 percent RGB
The 15.6" Full HD screen covers 16.7 million colors and 92% of the Adobe RGB color gamut so you can create shades and tones exactly as you imagined them. The included drawing glove ensures that your hand glides smoothly across the surface of the screen, making every drawing session effortless.
This tablet comes with a digital pen that provides 8192 levels of sensitivity, allowing for great variations in line width, opacity and creative designs . XP-Pen promotes their pen as the perfect tool to create detailed brush strokes, and it’s great for digital drawing and photo retouching among other applications.
The Eight Fast Access keys can up your productivity and are fully customizable to suit how you work. The two side buttons on the pen make your creative process even more intuitive.
You do get an ergonomic stand with the drawing tablet making it a stable surface to work on. It also gives you a better grip and prevents the tablet from unnecessary shaking.
You get two digital pens along with the tablet that can be charged via the USB cable that comes in the box. Along with the pen, you get a pen stand which can be used to store the pen both horizontally, and vertically. The stand also comes with 8 nibs inside.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Artist 15.6 best value digital display tablet
The generous 15.6 inches wide display has full HD/1080p resolution and offers large viewing angles (178° degree), 75 adobe Rgb Lcd Screen Suppliers, with great contrast and excellent color reproduction. Moreover, the tablet supports Ultra HD/4K external displays, if so required.
Another great feature of the XP-Pen Artist 15.6 is the passive pen design (no batteries required), which provides industry-leading pressure sensitivity (8192 levels of instant pen pressure). which making painting/drawing a pleasure.
In terms of connectivity, you have the latest USB Type C port, for blazing fast connections and sharp details. The tablet is compatible with both Mac and PC software, including major designer software bundles, such as Clip Studio, Painter, Photoshop, Gimp, Krita, SAI and others.
If you’re looking for one of the best drawing tablets with the screen out there, the XP-Pen Artist would fit the bill perfectly.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Artist 12 Cheap Display Drawing Tablet Holiday version
If the Wacom Cintiq 13HD sounds like the perfect tablet, but the price tag seems too high, then you’re in luck. The XP-Pen Artist 12 is a Cintiq alternative, mimicking nearly every capability of the more expensive product.
Complete with a Small 11.6-inch screen, some even find this tablet to rival its pricier companion.The Full HD screen packs in 16.7 million colors and about 72% of the NTSC space which allow you to see your work directly on the tablet and with an accurate level of color reproduction.
The next good thing about the tablet is the pen that comes along. Its a battery-free and charge-free pen that comes with 8192 pressure levels. It comes in a unique hexagonal design with an eraser at the end. Included is a pen stand that could either be used to store the nibs or use as a pen stand.
XP-Pen’s Touch Bar controls are great for zooming, scrolling, and changing brush size, giving you a much more intuitive way of working. 6 Customizable ExpressKeys up your productivity by making it easy to access all your favorite shortcuts.
If you are a beginner looking to get a decent display integrated drawing tablet for a low price, then Artist 12 would be your best bet.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Note plus digital notebook
Drawing on a computer has its advantages but will never have the feel of drawing with pencil and paper.
This XP-Pen Note plus pad is the size of 245 x 176 x 15mm . For those artists who prefer paper to digital screens, but can not resist the temptation to have all their work backed up and available in digital format, this is by now the best solution .
This thingamajig bridges the gap between the physical and virtual worlds and enables artists to digitally edit and enhance their traditionally hand-drawn artwork.
The note plus “smartpad” captures drawings from actual paper, converts them to data, and sends them by bluetooth to any computer. The pad also works well with iOS and Android tablets or mobile devices.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Deco Pro professional drawing graphic tablet
The XP-Pen Deco Pro comes in tto models (small 9*5 inch and medium - 11*6 inch). Other than the price and size, there is no difference between these two models. You get the same premium built quality and features in all of them.
the PA1 pen is very precise, with 8192 pressure sensitivity levels and natural tilt support – with software like Adobe Photoshop you can pain with digital brushes, pressing lighter or harder, tilting them – just like in real-life painting.
Deco Pro comes with a metal body which feels strong and sturdy in hands, it also gives it a professional look. In terms of the overall design, the tablet looks modern and minimalistic.
If you are one of those artists who heavily use shortcut buttons, you will be happy to know that you get a wide variety of shortcut options. There are a total of eight shortcut buttons along with a mechanical wheel and a touch-sensitive trackpad.
The tablet also comes with LED lights which looks really great in dark environments. In the settings, you have the option to dim the lights or completely shut them off – if you want to.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 most popular tablet for professional artists
If the Wacom Intuos pro feels a little expensive, then you should have a look at this bad boy. The XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 has everything from a massive drawing area to excellent stylus with tilt support.
It comes with a massive active drawing area of 10 x 6.25 inches. Its stylus has a pressure sensitivity of 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity along with tilt recognition up to ±60°. The pen does not has any battery inside and works by wireless transfer of energy. The pen comes with a pen holder along with extra pentips.
If you like to customize your tablet to suit your needs, the Deco 01 V2 comes with 8 customizable buttons. It is easy to set up and start using.
The Deco 01 V2 offers excellent value for money. If you are a casual artists or a beginner looking for a larger drawing tablet, then you will be thrilled with this tablet.
Save up to 30% on XP-Pen Deco 03 wireless art graphics drawing pad
XP-Pen Deco 03 graphics drawing tablet is one of the tablets that offer wireless connectivity, which will give you complete freedom of the drawing tablet with no wires at all.
All you have to do is plug the USB receiver in your computer, and you’re ready to go.
You will never lack out of the drawing space because Deco 03 features a large surface of 10 x 5.62 inches .
The level of pressure sensitivity is 8192 which will give you the ability to draw different lines by applying different pressure, and Deco 03 graphics Art tablet comes with a pen rest which will give you the place to balance the stylus on.
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Deco 02 best digital art sketch tablet for pc
The XP-Pen Deco 02 is an impressive tablet. It is well built yet light and slim with an easy to use button configuration. The drawing surface has a matt finish and feels like you are drawing on a smooth paper surface.
The drawing surface area is 10″ x 5.63″ inches big, and it has a resolution of 5080 lines per inch, which is more than enough to show off your talent and skills. Report rate of drawing tablet is 266 .
The 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity of the pen will make you feel like you’re drawing just on a paper. Pen of Deco 02 drawing tablet is also battery-free, so you won’t have to worry about it too.
The pressure sensitivity of the pen will give you the ability to draw lines from thin to very thick ones. Adjusting your pressure on the Deco 02 will result in better drawings.
silver roller and buttons are located on the left of the Deco 02 drawing tablet, which means this tablet is made to fit right-handed people, which is definitely something you should keep in your mind.
Although, if you really like the Deco 02 drawing tablet and you’re a lefty, you can set settings for the left-handed person and just rotate the Deco 02 drawing tablet.
Save up to 30% on XP-Pen Star 06 Wireless painting tablet for illustrators
The XP-Pen Star 06 is popular among beginners as a budget tablet. It recently got a major upgrade from their previous generations and now have the latest specs and features.
The most noticeable upgrade was the introduction of wireless connectivity. Now it can connect to the computer over USB Cable or wireless kit .
Other than connectivity the pressure range has been upgraded to 8192 levels- – perfect for a full-time digital art professional .
The Star 06 is excellent for the casual artists who enjoy a larger drawing area ( 10 x 6 inches ). If you are use to drawing on paper, then the feel of the stylus on this tablet will be very comfortable for you. The pen sensitivity is excellent with no noticeable lag.
There are six custom buttons laid out in two groups of three along with a multifunctional touch ring. The touch ring gives quick access to some handy options like rotation, zoom, brush size and scroll. It is very handy while working. Toggle button in the middle quickly switches between different modes.
Star 06 tablet comes between 60 to 100 dollars and is perfect for beginners… but many experianced professionals also use it… Apart form that, they are known to last very long…
Extra 20% Off XP-Pen Star 03 top cheap electronic sketch pad
Pocket-friendly and affordable, the XP-Pen Star 03 Tablet is incredibly powerful compared to some of its rivals but it has an impressive report rate of 266 reports per second, , huge working area 0f 10 x 6 inches , and a 5080LPI resolution. The M708 provides 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity pen as well as the tablet itself, giving you the feeling of writing on paper.
The feature-packed tablet is ideal for drawing, working well with a number of different software such as Photoshop, Corel Painter and Illustrator, so designers won’t have to worry about switching between devices.
It also supports different operating systems, including Mac OS X 10.6 and Windows OS. The M708 is easy to set up and is incredibly user-friendly, so it’s perfect for hobbyists, amateurs and professionals of all kinds.
Extra 10% Off XP-Pen Star 05 Wireless usb art design graphics tablet
One thing I love about the XP-Pen Star 05 is it is smaller than the Wacom Intuos Pro, but the drawing area is significantly bigger! Its design is compact and slim. No space is left unused. The combination the Star05’s built-in lithium battery (up to 14 hours of use) and it’s wireless USB capability makes it one of the best wireless tablets for the money.
However, one of the biggest issues we found was the placement of the touch keys. Depending on how you hold the tablet, your palm could potentially brush these keys and activate them. It is not a huge issue, but it is something to be aware of.
This tablet is small, lightweight and perfect an artist on the go. If you are looking for a wireless tablet (without breaking the bank), the XP-Pen Star05 is excellent.
If you've ever tried to draw on a computer using a mouse, you know how difficult it is to draw a straight line, let alone a recognizable picture. The necessity of a drawing tablet is obvious if your job or habits require even the slightest bit of digitization. Graphic designers, engineers, architects, and digital artists all find great use for drawing tablets.
Drawing tablets can also make editing photos extremely simple. Some models even offer buttons on the tablet itself, which you can assign to functions you use often - like the zoom and brush tools. Plus, the low lag time and smooth feel of a stylus makes for quicker, smoother edits, with less need to spam those hotkeys. Hobby artists and animators are also turning to drawing tablets as simple ways to create and save their work before making questionable edits. You can draw 5 different scenes on the same saved background, rather than having to hand draw or photocopy the same image over again.
A teacher utilizing a drawing tablet can make edits to presentations in real time, enhancing the retention rate of the information being taught. A student can utilize a drawing tablet to leave digital notes in their e-book, and propel their learning forward. Drawing tablets are even well suited to filling out digital forms. Instead of having to print out the documents, fill them in by hand, and scan them into a computer before sending them; you can simply input data into the form using your drawing tablet.
When is Black Friday 2019 and when do the Black Friday deals start?
Black Friday always takes place the day after Thanksgiving. This year, that'll be Friday, Nov. 29. However, Black Friday deals tend to begin way sooner than that.
Black Friday deals are officially here. Due to the shorter holiday season, retailers are launching their Black Friday deals earlier than ever. (We're expecting to see earlier than average Cyber Monday deals as well).
The date this year is closer to Christmas (less than a month before Christmas Day), and that gives you less time to shop online. That may not seem like a big deal today, but you'll have to factor in waiting on the best deals, pouncing on the lowest price, and factoring shipping wait times.
The origin of Black Friday: a history lesson
Let’s take a Black Friday history lesson: the first known mention of Black Friday related to this shopping experience was in November 1951, when the journal Factory Management and Maintenance used it to describe people calling in sick the day after Thanksgiving so they could have an extra day off work.
At the same time US police were using the phrases “Black Friday” and “Black Saturday” to describe the horrendous traffic that occurred at the beginning of the pre-Christmas shopping season. In 1961 there was a movement from the local government to change the shopping season to “Big Friday” and “Big Saturday”, but it clearly never caught on.
The countdown for Black Friday has just begun, with the passage of each day the event is getting closer. The holiday shopping season would be a perfect time if you are looking for exclusive offers. Here, we are going to talk about the amazing deals which Black Friday 2019 is now coming up . XP-Pen official Store has already getting a headstart on the gadget deals. XP-Pen Black Friday 2019 is now arriving & obviously, the hunt for the tech lovers is now going to an end. Gear up yourself, to hatch the Black Friday deals on XP-Pen Tablets, this year.
XP-Pen Black Friday 2019 Deals & Offers
Do you love Wacom’s range of Cintiqs but cringe at the price tag? When you decide it’s finally time to buy a drawing tablet, or upgrade your current device, Wacom is often the first brand you think of.
Most artists would love a wacom to work with. But they aren’t the most affordable option out there, especially for hobby artists interested in digital art.
If you are looking for a budget drawing tablet then you may have come across xp-pen brands . XP-Pen is clearly one of the most popular brands in drawing tablets . XP-Pen is very cheap and can get you the same quality of graphic tablet for a cheaper price.
Both products ( wacom & xp-pen ) have great features, awesome functionality and just a few differences in specifications that make a great advantage to buying these amazing tablets, especially for drawing.
This year Black Friday 2019, Kickstart your shopping by grabbing amazing sale & discounts on XP-Pen Tablets. XP-Pen is a Chinese brand specializes in manufacturing graphical tablets. Get the latest & new upgraded version of XP-Pen Tablets with exciting discount offers. Planning to buy an amazing gift for your techy friends.
XP-Pen Artist / Deco Series prove to be an amazing present. you can Save a good amount on XP-Pen Black Friday sale . XP-Pen’s Black Friday deals are official and the store is pumping new deals all the time. You will save around 30% on the XP-Pen US official Store . So don't miss this chance and grab the best deals from here - https://www.storexppen.com/topic/18.html ( blackfriday activity page). Deals will kick-off on November 11nd and run through Black Friday delivering new all-time lows on a variety of its first-party products.
people from other regions can also get amazing deals :
Australia Store : https://www.storexppen.com.au
United Kingdom Store : https://www.storexppen.co.uk
Global official site: https://www.xp-pen.com
Black Friday 2019: Best XP-Pen device deals
Up to 30% Off XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro inexpensive Screen drawing tablet Holiday version
Large active drawing area - At 15.6 inches, the active area is more than enough to offer the user a comfortable drawing experience.If you need a tablet that is large, but that can still be carried around without much hassle, this one fits the bill perfectly well.
Full-laminated technology - This is where the XP-PEN Artist 15.6 differs from the others. The glass/screen is easy to look at and yor eyes won’t feel as tired even after working for consecutive hours. That doesn’t mean that you’re supposed to draw for 12 hours in a row without looking away. Everything in moderation, please!
Easy brightness adjustment - These days, nearly every tablet that comes with a screen allows you to regulate brightness, but this is usually done through the software. The cool thing about the XP-PEN Artist 15.6 Pro is that brightness can be increased or decreased through a little button that’s easy to access.
Easy zoom - The zoom feature is, without a doubt, the most used tool when it comes to digital art. In order to get all those tiny details in, it’s necessary to zoom in and out of the canvas hundreds if not thousands of times.
By observing this behaviour, the XP-PEN Artist 15.6 came up with the idea of adding a zoom dial to the drawing board. This is simply a red circle that mimics the way volume buttons work, but instead of raising and lowering sound, it does the same for the zoom.
Tilt sensitive PW2 Stylus performs like traditional brushes, pencils and markers. The pressure sensitivity of 8192 levels lets you draw variety of lines, meaning when you apply more pressure, it will render a thicker line.
Compared to normal version), the holiday version will include 1X Greeting Card , 1X Mascot Cleaning Cloth, 1X Calendar Featured With Xfans Artworks 1xMascot Badge , 1x Mascot Mobile Phone Holder . this would be and affordable choice for digital artists.
Up to 30% Off XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro best large drawing tablet with screen
The Artist 22R Pro is the first graphics display that supports a Type-C to Type-C connection, letting you directly connect your iMac/Mac Book Pro and other Windows computers that support Type-C input to the 22R Pro without using a Type-C to HDMI &USB adapter. A strikingly large 21.5-inch display and features 1080p resolution, allowing you to draw, design, model and create directly onto the 22R Pro’s surface, letting you unleash new creative possibilities.
By applying the latest innovation and technology, the XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro lets you draw with virtually no parallax and a more precise cursor positioning even at the four corners for an improved drawing experience. The 21.5-inch FHD Display pairs a superb color accuracy of 88% NTSC (Adobe RGB≧90%，sRGB≧120%), adding brilliance to your creation with more exquisite details and vibrant colors.
Two easy-to-control red dial wheels and 20 customizable shortcut keys that are conveniently placed on both sides, making it equally accessible for left and right-handed users. It also comes equipped with the USB Hub that can be used to connect your mouse or other devices. Integrated adjustable stand, you can change your working angle to suit your various needs of creating more easily and quickly. And the specially-designed pen slot on the front side provides quick and safe access to your pen .
The PA2 battery-free Stylus supports up to 60 degrees of tilt function and provides superior line performance to create the finest sketches and lines. Included with the Artist 22R Pro, the multi-function pen holder keeps your pen and pen nibs safe and doubles as a pen stand or pen holder. The XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro comes with a protective film to help protect your screen and reduce glare while keeping your screen crisp and clear even bright light.
The XP-Pen Artist 22R Pro supports Windows10/8/7, Mac OS X10.10 and higher. Compatible with popular digital art software such as Adobe, Photoshop, Illustrator, SAI, CDR, GIMP, Krita, Medibang, Fire Alpaca, Blender 3D and more. XP-Pen provides a one-year warranty [warranty only valid under the situation that damage is not caused by man-made] and lifetime technical support for all our pen tablets/displays. [Warm Reminder: Artist22R Pro drawing pen display must be used with a computer] .
Up to 30% Off XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro drawing tablet with screen for beginners
A suitable Cintiq 13HD alternative in terms of size, the XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro has 1920 by 1080 screen resolution , The screen comes with an IPS display with 72% NTSC Color Space .
it has 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity and is compatible with both Windows and Mac. Now coming to the details, the product has a ±60 tilt support from the pen. The best part of all is that the pen is completely battery-free so you do not have to worry at all about charging it.
What makes it special is the fully laminated screen . They have reduced the space between the glass and the screen reducing parallax and making drawing much more accurate in the process.
The Artist 12 Pro includes a sleek Red Dial interface to make your workflow as smooth as possible. 8 fully customizable shortcut keys Letting you capture and express your ideas faster and more easily .
There is a matte screen protector that comes with this tablet monitor, which is ideal for artists who prefer a natural, paper-like feel. It also reduces glare. As an artist who likes to work in a variety of places with different lighting, I would appreciate this feature.
Up to 10% Off XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro drawing tablet with 22 inch display
If you’re looking for an alternative to the 22-inch Cintiq, the Artist 22 Pro or Artist 22E Pro is worth looking at and has a 1920 by 1080 screen that shows over a billion colors , the screen covers 78~ 82 percent of RGB gamut in Adobe. .
The Viewing Angles: This is an IPS monitor, meaning it offers rich colors and accuracy with various viewing angles. You will only see a little color degradation with extreme angles viewed from the side.
Lots of Extras: The Artist 22 comes with a fair amount of extra items. This includes an extra stylus, cleaning cloth and brush, an adapter for Mac, a screen protector, and various types of cables.
Programmable Stylus Buttons: Like the Cintiq, this option has programmable pen buttons to increase the efficiency of your work flow.
the difference between Artist 22 Pro and Artist 22E Pro is the 22E Pro tablet has 16 customisable shortcut keys.
Up to 20% Off XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Portable Drawing Tablet Monitor
For an alternative to the 16-inch Cintiq tablet, there’s the Artist 15.6 by XP-Pen. This tablet monitor is 15.6 inches with an glass screen. This feature plus 1920 by 1080 screen resolution give you a clear image even in less-than-ideal lighting.
The Artist 15.6 supports a 75% Adobe RGB color gamut and can display up to 16.7 million colors.
Light Stylus: The stylus that come with this tablet is light and easy to hold. Since I’m used to working with pencil, this is the type of tablet pen I’d prefer.
Pressure Control: The pressure control on the Artist 15.6 is smooth and gives good feedback. With 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, this makes it very as good to Wacom in terms of quality.
Suitable for Left-Handed Users: You may move the display connectors to the left side of the tablet monitor for a better working experience if you’re left handed.
Up to 20% Off XP-Pen Artist 12 Entry-Level Drawing Monitor Holiday version
The XP-Pen Artist 12 features a 11.6 inch Full HD IPS LCD with 72% NTSC color gamut which allows the display to light up 16.7 millions color even more vividly.
8192 levels Pressure Sensitivity, Control line thickness, color and transparency conveniently provide the value for money experience an artist expects from a drawing tablet. Moreover, the XP-Pen Artist 12 is ultra thin and light so that you can carry it anywhere easily.
I love how it feels to draw on this the lines were really smooth and it just felt really natural. I also was impressed with the little details in the build quality it feels really solid and the button layout and slider along the side are great.
Really good price and really great pen. I was pleasantly surprised by the Artist 12 Pro . It's one of the better 12" pen displays out there. It does everything really well. A really well drawing device. The only real drawback for me is I prefer a less glossy screen but the pen feels so good it trumps everything else.
In the package, along with the device, you will get a screen protector, 1 pen, 8 replacement nibs, 1 USB cable and other necessary cables. All in all, the XP-Pen Artist 12 is a complete package of features and is also one of the best tablets for artists, designers, architects, and students who are expecting a good value for their money.
Up to 20% Off XP-Pen Note Plus digital notebook smart notepad
If you are looking for an easier way to digitise your notes, the XP-Pen Note Plus doesn’t lock you in to buying expensive paper. And while the Note Plus needs to be charged, it is a regular micro USB connection rather than proprietary cradles, and the pen itself feels and acts just like a regular ballpoint.
It also works as a way to digitise your child’s drawings, once they use the Slate as the backing for their artwork.
If you have a lot on your mind that you want to pen to paper, the XP-Pen Note Plus can be your new best... Works great for taking notes naturally with a pen and convert it to digital...
XP-Pen Note Plus smartpad gives everyone from students to office workers the ability to seamlessly switch back and forth between handwritten note-taking and typing into a device, making notes potentially more effective and personal.
Up to 30% Off XP-Pen Deco Pro Medium and 25% Off Small Version professional drawing tablets
XP-Pen’s Deco Pro Tablet is one of the most ergonomic graphic tablets available. It’s larger than most of the tablets in this list which come with 11x 6 inches (large) or 9 x 5 inches (small) . but is accuracy is something to be desired. You can create astonishing outputs in such precision that you will never imagine to be possible.
Its work area has a resolution of 5080 lpi and its pen has a standard 8,192 pressure levels and tilt recognition . If you are into drawing website mascots, illustrations for infographics or creating web-based elements, this is a great choice.
Meet the groundbreaking double wheel design paired with trackpad functionality! crafted with an aluminum casing and features a 7mm thin curved casing. As such a professional designed tablet, Deco Pro has been awarded as the 2019 Red Dot Design Award Winner and the 2018 Good Design Award Winner!
The XP-Pen Deco Pro Series is compatible with Windows® 7/8/10, Mac OS X® 10.10 and above, Android 6.0 and above and works with most major creative software including Photoshop, SAI, Painter, Illustrator, Clip Studio, GIMP, Medibang, Krita, Fire Alpaca, Blender 3D and more.
Up to 30% Off XP-Pen Deco 03 Wireless affordable drawing tablet
The Deco 03 Creative Pen Tablet from XP-Pen is a flexible graphical tablet that can be used to digitize your work . It features a 10 x 5.62 inch drawing area .
The Deco 03 is a standard drawing tablet that connects to your system via USB or wireless module .
It has 6 customizable ExpressKeys and a roller wheel to assist you with your workflow, and comes with the battery-free stylus P05 , which has 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Up to 15% Off XP-Pen Deco 02 best computer art pad
This large tablet (10 by 5.63 inches) is a tool in graphic design and illustration that offers great precision. And while it allows you to create outputs that you will be proud of, it helps your hand reduce the risk of strain, allowing you to extend the longevity of working.
The Deco 02 tablet that comes with a ring or roller wheel to set with the last shortcut key and has a lot of built-in functions. This roller wheel will save a lot of time for you because when we artist tend to calibrate sizes of the brush or doing the zoom in and out, this roller wheel comes very handy ( way better than shortcut keys). Also it comes with a sort of lid or cover for the ring made out of rubber, which is nice to the tact and easy to handle.
The pen is a passive pen that won't need any charge and very ergonomic and light , Its pen comes with 8,192 pressure levels, even this time xp pen put an eraser on the pen...that is cool.
Using this tablet will not only save you space and money but will allow you to take full advantage of your creativity and produce outstanding results.
Up to 25% Off XP-Pen Deco 01 best starter animation drawing tablet
XP-Pen’s Tablet Deco 01 is relatively larger than the Wacom Intuos Pro Medium , but cheaper. Its 10.0 (254 mm) x 6.25 inches (158 mm) by 8mm dimensions take advantage of more space making it easier to draw.
Also, with Deco 01’s 8 programmable HotKeys, it becomes a great choice for designers who would want to make the most out of their money.
It also comes complete with XP-Pen's powerful digital Pen, featuring 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity and no need charging or battery .
XP-PEN also produces the very similar Deco 01 V2 Version ; the difference is the Deco 01 V2 Version supports up to 60 degrees of tilt function .
Up to 20% Off XP-Pen Star 06 Wireless graphic art tablet
If you haven’t dabbled much in tablet drawing but want to try it, the XP-Pen Star 06 Wireless Digital Painting Tablet is a smart choice to start with. It has six simple hot keys and a touch ring allow quick access to most commonly used keystrokes and software shortcuts , and it also comes with a two-finger glove .
Measuring 10 by 6 inches, the XP-Pen Star 06 will easily slide into most briefcases or laptop bags and won't take up much space on your desktop. Installation takes only a few minutes, so you’ll be editing photos or creating digital sketches in no time.
Plus, it’s capable of sensing over 8,000 levels of pen pressure, which gives you optimal control over line weight and thickness.
One of the primary selling points of the XP-Pen Star 06 is its powerful battery — you’ll get up to 14 hours of continuous use out of this device on a full charge. It’s compatible with most types of drawing software, such as Adobe Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint.
Up to 20% Off XP-Pen Star 03 good cheap drawing tablet
XP-Pen’s Star 03 graphic drawing tablet has almost surgical precision that allows you to take control of the cursor and efficiently and effectively create an eye-popping design. It features eight programmable express keys. It is easy to use and helps your hands relax with its ergonomic design.
XP-Pen Star 03 is a large graphic tablet built using Electromagnetic Digitizer technology. it’s just 10 by 6 inches in area, Star 03’s resolution is a monstrous 5080 LPI, allowing an accuracy of more or less 0.01 inch.
Its passive pen comes with 8,192 levels. Using this tablet will not only save you space and money but will allow you to take full advantage of your creativity and produce outstanding results.
Up to 10% Off XP-Pen Star 05 Wireless electronic art tablet
XP-Pen’s 8 x 5-inch Star 05 best drawing pad for laptop is small, but its power transcends its size. Despite its small size, the Star 05 is admired for its control and precision, something that many designers and artists need.
The Star 05 features both wired and wireless USB capabilities . P03 stylus has outstanding tactility, allowing you to draw with more precision and control than ever before.
The Star 05 features six touch-sensitive shortcut keys that may be customized to streamline your workflow in any software.
Automatic line correction and intelligent anti-shake functionality joined with 2048 pressure levels to create smooth, natural lines and an outstandingly natural work experience.
It’s also compatible with major graphic design software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and Corel Painter.
We may heard about graphic tablet , but not know much about it. So I would like to share some my opinion about this kind of product.
With the developing of the computer art painting, the graphic tablet comes out. Using the graphic tablet to draw, just like the painter draw with his palette and brushes. When we watch the TV, we can see that lots of lifelike characters. It is draw by the graphic tablet. That are so perfect so that the keyboard or palette can’t comparable with graphics tablet.
The graphic tablet mainly makes for designer, artist, add agencies, as well as vector flash animator. But as a amateur, it is also a good choice for us to use a graphic tablet to draw.
What is a graphic tablet ?
Normally we can call it pen tablet, drawing tablet, pen pad, digital tablet, graphic tablet, and so on. It is a device connects with your computer and then transfers information into the computer. It is combined of a tablet and a pen with sensitivity. It looks like a pen tablet, but it is much different from it. The digital tablet usually makes for designers, artist designers; advertising company and they can use such kind of product to draw, paint and write.
As the keyboard, mouse, the hand-painted plate is a computer input devices. When you draw on the tablet, it will transfer your action into the computer, and then you can see the things you draw. And with the cartographic software such SAI, Photoshop, Adobe image, you can draw any kind of picture you want.
How to choose a proper graphic tablet for yourself?
Now I will show you several concept of the hand-painted plate. Pen sensitivity, Resolution, Report Rate,Active Area, these several concept is very important to a hand-painted plate.
1.Pen sensitivity means when you draw with the pen on the tablet, how it will reflect on the computer. If you push hard, the line will be thick. If you push the pen slight and the line you draw will be slender. Now there are three levels of the pen sensitivity, 1024, 2048, and 8192. The higher, the better.
2.Resolution. There are several common levels of the resolution, 2540, 3048, 4000, and 5080. The resolution means the accuracy of the tablet. When we draw on the tablet and enlarge the canvas to 800%, and then you can see the line is combined of little lattice. If the lattice is smooth and uniform, that means the resolution is high enough. And the picture you draw will looks much more nature and beautiful.
3.Report Rate: the report rate means when you draw on the tablet, how many time does the graphic reflect on the computer. Most time , there are several level to describe the report rate: 100,150、200、230、233 and so on.
4. Active area: The active area means the working area of the tablet. As this parameter, it doesn’t mean the higher the better. If the active area it too big, you will feel very tired too draw on it. And it is easy to get your arm harmed. The size of 5*8 inch or 6*8 inch is good for drawing. And also the most popular size for people who buys a graphic tablet.
XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro affordable drawing tablet monitor
Nowadays more and more people get used to draw with a graphic tablet, and with many kind of cartographic software, their creativity on art are express thoroughly. The advance of the technology makes our life and work become much easier, and also it reflect on the art working. Drawing on a tablet is not just a fashion but a normal in our daily work.And many companies are working on this area to make this kind of product better. Such as Wacom, XP-Pen , Huion.
The best manufacturer is Wacom , it is the leading in this field. And it sets many industry standards for his follower. But also its price is higher compared with many other brands. And there are several other brands I like which are from China. As we all know, china is famous with its productivity. And nowadays, they become much more professional in design.
I like the XP-Pen most, for it active social community activities on the internet, fans who love XP-Pen can get together to share their work and feeling on their page. And also the XP-Pen has produced many really good and not expensive products. Especially the Deco Series & Artist Series attract many people. I think it is really a good choice for those who can’t afford the high price of the Wacom.
I have been using wacom intuos 4 for many years. Wacom may be the best, but not by as much as they used to be; and for the price that they are asking... at some point you have to be looking at the diminishing returns.
I purchase a XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro drawing tablet with screen last week and by far I am really satisfied with this little graphic display tablet. The Artist 12 PRO is an advance version of Artist 12 .
The XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro graphics tablet has the coveted 8192 pressure senstivity, as well as tilt functionality,the stylus is battery-free and wireless . and The Artist 12 Pro’s 11.6 inch completely laminated IPS display enables 178-degree viewing angle with 1920*1080 high resolutions. There is a red color dial interface and 8 hotkeys customizable in the right side that facilitates smooth workflow.
I tend to use my monitor tablet more for better hand-eye tracking. It feels better to me so I do the majority of my work on it. I would never go back to a regular tablet, the Artist 12 Pro is so natural.
Technology Specifications :
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels, Full HD
Display Colour Gamut: 72% NTSC, 100% sRGB
Resolution: 5080 LPI
Pen Pressure: 8192 levels
Tilt: 60 Degrees
Size: 351.52 x 225.38 x 12.9 mm
Active Area: 256.32 x 144.18 mm
Brightness: 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio (Typical): 700 : 1
Number of Colors: 16.7 M
Report Rate: ≧200 RPS (Revolutions per Second)
Response Time: 14ms
Hand Input Resolution: 5080 LPI (Lines per Inch)
System: Windows 10/8/7 (32/64bit), Mac OS X version 10.10 or later
official site: https://www.xp-pen.com/product/479.html
What's in the box?
The tablet comes in a white box with a front view image of tablet with a pretty drawing displayed on it.
The things that come in the box:
XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro tablet
XP-Pen PA2 battery-free pen
Combined cable (USB type-C to USB type-A, HDMI, and USB type-A for power)
USB type-A extension cable (for power)
USB power adapter
Outlet adapters for international power outlets
HDMI to Mini-DisplayPort adapter
Pen nib replacements x8
Screen cleaning cloth
Warranty policy and warranty card
“Thank you” card
fully laminated Display
The XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro has an active drawing area on tablet of 11.6 inches diagonally, which gives it a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080.
The display has an impressive gamut of 72 per cent of Adobe NTSC , which is actually same with the Wacom Cintiq 16. However, the colour accuracy is good, but not perfect, so you'll need to use a colour calibrator to fix it to avoid your artwork's colours being inaccurate when printed.
The screen is capable of being extremely bright, and brightness can be conveniently adjusted by buttons on the side of the tablet.
The 12 Pro's screen is laminated and bonded, That's where they reduce the space between the screen and the glass to increase accuracy and reduce the parallax. The low levels of parallax are very similar to the Cintiq. It's noticeable, but minor, and you'll get accustomed to it quickly.
The pre-applied, and replaceable film cover's anti-glare properties reduce reflections considerably. this is to give your pen more grip and improve control when drawing. Because the 12 doesn't have etched glass, the tablet surface is slippery, feeling more like a phone screen than paper.
The Artist 12 Pro comes with a free, anti-fowling glove, because the palm will often stick to and smudge a display when drawing.
Battery-free Stylus PA2 support tilt and pressure
This tablet uses the newest XP-Pen PA2 battery-free pen. It has a rubber grip with a plastic top, and has a nice shape with a bulge near the bottom to allow for an easy and comfortable grip on the pen.
The stylus is battery-free and boasts 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, as well as 60 degrees of tilt functionality. Also what I have to say is that the pen sensitivity is really awesome. Feeling that you are using a real pen to draw or write.
I have checked several XP-Pen's model . They make lots of model, such as Artist 12, Artist 13.3 Pro and Artist 15.6 Pro, Artist 22E Pro and so on. It is really hard to decide. But after I have compared XP-Pen’s graphic tablet, I found that almost all XP-Pen's tablet is 8192 levels of pen pressure sensitivity for precise pressure control and the resolution is 5080. It is better than most other brands'graphic tablet at the same price.
Tilt support is another things that has always set Wacom apart until recently. I can confirm that the tilt definitely works but I don’t use it in my work so it’s hard for me to tell how well it works.
I like the feel of the Wacom pen more, but this is still one of the best pens i have used on a Cintiq alternative and for a lot of folks, they just aren't going to be able to tell the difference.
The stylus comes with a plastic pen holder that houses eight replacement nibs and will definitely keep your stylus safe while travelling, and the holder opens to become a pen stand.
The XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro has a USB type-C port on it to connect to the combined USB/HDMI/power cable. Also if its connected to laptop. It will take the power from laptop, so we can work remotely without direct power support also.
The 12 Pro's USB connection cable allows you to both connect the display and draw power with the same cable, you don't need to attach it to an AC adapter. It can even be run from an external power bank, which adds to its portability.
Install Tablet driver
The XP-Pen tablet driver are extremely easy to install. Just go download the latest version directly from XP-Pen's site and remove all other tablet drivers you have on your computer before installing it.
Once you’ve installed the driver and plugged in your tablet, the XP-Pen driver icon should appear in the system tray in the bottom right. You can access the tablet settings by clicking on that. The installer will also create a shortcut on your desktop for opening the settings.
8 hotkeys and 1 Red Dial
The Artist 12 Pro has eight built-in shortcut keys positioned down the side of the tablet, alongside the new red dial, which can be programmed to zoom in and out, alter brush sizes, and so on. It works on most of the software so far, but sometime you will find it will be a lot of trouble when you use on some other kind of software, but when I contact to the XP-Pen service center, they response to me quickly and with patience. It makes me feeling so good.
Don't even forget the foldable tablet stand that you can install on the back of the tab and lift it with just few angle, makes the drawing more comfortable. There are no mounting holes for mounting to a stand or a VESA mount.
XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro Screen drawing tablet need to be plugged into a computer to function. The software for it measures out how hard your pressing down so it has a weight pressure in it and only reacts to a pen so that way your fingers aren't moving the mouse when your drawing.
This product is amazing. Colors are even better than my monitor. Easy set up and great definition. I've used Wacon intuos tablet for more than 5 years. But I feel more excited for this tablet with display. Works perfectly with photoshop for some photo manipulation and full on digital art. The pen works really good its well balanced and doesn't need charging. I like that its portable an very light also doesn't heat.
Thing is it makes you work faster. Or at least that's how it worked for me. When you're drawing on a screen-less graphics pad, it might have a different ratio than your monitor and that's a bit weird when you first try it. So if you draw a circle on the tablet it will never look like a circle on your monitor, but that changes when you have a graphics display. For me, it was nice that it decreased the production time. If you're doing a lot of work on it, you might feel a difference. I went from drawing 8 hours on a piece to only 2 or so. Of course, that might differ for each individual. With screen is mostly useful for tracing line-art.
-Colors are great/ full HD resolution
-Great size for on the go with a laptop
-No pen delay/no pen battery
-THE SHORTCUT KEYS ARE MARVELOUS
-the scroll wheel is awesome
-Uses type C connection
-pressure is a advertised
-comes with a tablet stand and glove
-extra pen tips/pen case
-Some issues with the specific drawing apps
A Standard Tablet can totally get the job done - but if you are a hardcore illustrator/modeler, you love sketching in notebooks, painting etc, and you've got the money I'd recommend a XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro. Where you put the pen is where you draw - there's no learning curve, there's no disconnect, the screen real estate is fantastic , plenty of buttons and Red Dial to customize shortcuts, etc. it's amazing.
Attracting design makes me love it at first sign. I think this is most important thing for a product. It is not attractive at first sign, it is hard for people to choose it. We all love beautiful things, right. So the outward appearance is very important.
I can't say that XP-Pen is perfect and they can replace wacom. While for this competitive price and good service, it is a good choice for people who would like to buy a drawing tablet with no much cash. Just as the daily use and dress, someone can easily afford the best things without hesitation. But I think also part of people would think twice and carefully make a decision. And the XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro is an amazing entry-level screen drawing tablet and is super fluid and has no lag at this low price. You deserve it.
I bought the $250 on the XP-Pen official store , here is the link . You can check it for more information.
I've been using an Intuos (using a Pro M now) for around six years, It was a model that didn't have a display screen. and I've been using the iPad Pro pencil combination for a little over a year. I do 2d digital art semi-professionally, mostly involving linework/comics. The software I use (Clip Studio Paint) is available both on Windows and IOS.
The best thing about a pen display is drawing directly on the screen. It's easier to be accurate and you don't have to develop the hand-eye coordination of looking at a screen vs where your hand is. Besides that, there's basically no difference, as long as you have a good monitor.
Wacom is expensive and they can justify their prices by having market dominance in the drawing tablet and monitor industry, but other brands have released products that work just as good for a lot less.
Wacom is the industry standard, so you pay a premium for a premium product that all the professionals use. But after reading and watching reviews of the other tablet brands, I decided to buy XP-PEN Artist 13.3 Pro because it was my first drawing monitor purchase and it was only a little over $300. Other than its small screen, I really have nothing bad to say about it and I enjoy drawing on it.
I've had the XP-PEN Artist13.3 Pro since August and I absolutely love it. The display is big and beautiful and there's no lag. The screen feels great to draw on. Not exactly "like paper" as some have said, but it definitely feels nice. Nice glide but with just enough resistance to feel like an authentic drawing experience.
It's super good, every version gets amazingly better, it's also very large, great for animating and painting for 1/3rd the price of a Cintiq.
The product arrived on time.The packaging was pretty impressive .
The box was very well, I loved the packaging it has a beautiful and very firm and strong box so in case you are shipping it far away rest assure the package is well protected.
The overall build quality is solid. Edges are all rounded off. It actually looks quite good.
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro is one of the most affordable Cintiq alternatives out there, price-wise. It’s really a good choice if you’re cash-strapped, as long as you don’t mind drawing on a smaller screen.
Product dimensions: 39 x 25 x 1.4cm
Active area: 29.3 x 16.5cm
Screen: 13.3 inches with 1920 x 1080 resolution
Panel type: IPS
Colors: 16.7 million
Graphic ports supported: HDMI, miniDisplay
Pen does not require battery
Stand : Included
Pressure sensitivity: 8,192 levels 60° tilt
Display Color Gamut: 88% NTSC , Adobe® RGB≧91%，sRGB≧123%
Artist 13.3 Pro official site : https://www.xp-pen.com/product/464.html
Package Contents :
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro tablet
HDMI/Power/USB all-in-one cable
USB extension cable
HDMI to miniDisplay adapter
Pen and stand
8 replacement nibs
Wall charger and various international plugs
Manual, warranty card, cleaning cloth and glove
The packaging box features a very simple clean design. With this box, you lift up the cover to reveal the pen display and all the things included.
The fully-laminated Screen
When you first open up the box, the screen has a protector film over it which has to be peel off to reveal the matte screen protector. It’s a nice texture to draw on.
On XP-Pen Artist13.3’s screen there’s a screen protector that adds texture to the screen. The purpose for this texture is to add friction while you draw, and to hopefully make it similar to drawing on paper. also it can reduces glare and also protects the glass in the long run from scratches.
Calibration on the tablet is decent and does stray a bit towards the edges, but not so bad to ruin the drawing experience. I recommend calibrating the tablet before you draw if you are moving the tablet around.
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro comes with a 13.3-inch screen, which provides you with a decent drawing area (the active drawing area is 293.76 X 165.24 mm). the tablet used an IPS panel so colour reproduction is quite decent. Some one will think this is small draw area, but you could get used to it if this is your first pen display, or if you want a portable one to take with you on the go.
This 13.3 inch pen display supports a 1920 x 1080 resolution. For a screen this size, which isn’t too big, everything appears sharp.
The colors are on point with 120% sRGB color space support in XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro , The viewing angles in this display are really good and you would notice no color shift or rainbow effect when looking off the axis. The display of tablet is sufficiently bright and you can easily use them in bright indoor environments.
XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro comes with a fully-laminated display. It results in better image quality with more vibrant colors.
In older displays ( artist 13.3 V2 ) when you draw on the tablet there is a small gap between where the strokes appear and the point where the stylus is actually touching the display surface. This is called parallax.
This small gap affects the drawing experience and makes you feel disconnected from what you are drawing.
One of the biggest advantages of laminated displays is that – they reduce parallax and the strokes appear exactly where you draw them on the screen.
The stylus support pressure and tilt
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro comes with a passive pen. The pen supports 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and ±60° of tilt support . It does not use battery so it does not need to be charged.it has two side buttons but no eraser.
The front end of the stylus is made of rubbery silicone material that helps with a comfortable grip. The Stylus has the maximum width near the pen tip which slowly tapers off towards the back.
Weight distribution and balance are also optimized for better drawing performance and more control over the stylus. The pen is tip heavy which feels comfortable while drawing.
The pen comes with a pen holder to store it away while not in use. Inside the pen holder, you can find 8 replacement nibs.
Replacing the pen nib is something you ought to do when the current nib become pointy.
Anyone can learn to add tilt into their work space though and it can become another modifier when drawing. For instance maybe you want pressure to adjust opacity not size, and you want tilt to adjust size not opacity. This would be like how a real pencil works. Pressing harder doesn't make a pencil line bigger it just makes it darker. But tilting the pencil does make the line wider.
People who like to do digital painting may also find tilt useful as the hairs of a brush can be simulated in programs like Corel Painter where the shape of the digital brush changes with angle just like a real paint brush which can be spread out when pushed into the canvas, or thin lines if gently brushed, or thick lines if tilted.
I am an airbrush and pencil/charcoal person in real life and especially when doing digital airbrushing the tilt is important because many of the most basic airbrush strokes, dagger lines, etc all depend on the distance from the surface and the angle and direction the needle is pointing. I could never reproduce my airbrush techniques digitally until tilt and rotation was added. I use my Artist 13.3 Pro when I need those effects.
XP-Pen is a popular brand and they have a lot of experience with making graphics tablets and it shows in their products.
The stylus performs good, totally on par with what you would expect from a premium tablet. The strokes are accurate with no signs of pen jitter or wavy lines. There are no issues of inconsistency or ghost strokes appearing. These pens have well-calibrated and smooth pressure curves with no weird pressure bump issues.
8 Hot Keys and 1 red Multipurpose Dial
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro comes with 8 hot keys. Out of which 7 buttons can be used for the shortcut . You could customize these keys to do all sorts of the shortcuts you do on your art program. For example, you could set one of the keys to switch to the selection tool(assuming you use it a lot), while having another one to activate a certain filter. The possibilities are high.
Buttons of the tablet is easy to press and have a satisfying click to it. the buttons are marked with raised dots to easily identify them without looking.
Multipurpose shortcut buttons are great as they allow you to perform multiple shortcuts with a single button.
the Artist 13.3 Pro has a freely rotating dial as their multi-shortcut button. It also has the same shortcuts like changing the size of brush and erasers, pan, zoom, and scroll. You can switch between these modes with the help of the mode switcher button. The roller makes a clicking sound after every 15° of rotation which adds a nice touch.
How to connect the tablet to the computer
The XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro is not standalone device and need to be connected to a computer.
The tablet comes with a hybrid 3 in 1 cable. The cable has a USB Type-C connector at one end and an HDMI port, Full-size USB and a power connector at the other end.
For connecting your tablet to the computer, first, you need to connect the single USB Type-C cable to the tablet. Next, connect the HDMI and Full-size USB cable to your computer and the power cable to the Power adapter. After that install, the driver and you are ready to go.
Some of the newer generations of laptops do not have an HDMI and full-size USB port. In that case, you can get a USB hub . It has all the ports you need for connecting your tablet.
The Driver and tablet settings
A driver is a software that helps the computer to understand pen and tablet data. The instructions for installing and setting up the drivers & controls were on the xp-pen official website and super clear .
Before you get to install the driver, it’s important you remember to uninstall any graphics tablet driver on your computer, either from Wacom or another manufacturer.
With the driver, you can change the pressure sensitivity, assign functions to the side and physical shortcut buttons and switch to left-handed mode if you want to. Some of the other settings include adjusting the color, contrast, brightness of the tablet and creating application-specific shortcuts.
It is very easy to install and I love the way everything looks and feels. I use both photoshop, paint sai, and clip studio and this tablet works great for all of those programs.
Most of the functions such as sketch, paint, design and edit can be executed directly from the tablet screen, work naturally and intuitively.
There’s this inconsistency or the challenge of maintaining a consistently smooth line when drawing curves. When you’re testing for it, it’s going to show up, but when actually drawing with it, it’s not that big of an issue. Out of all the apps, Clip Studio Paint works perfectly without any of the wobble or stroke issues.
Enjoy Every Detail Artist13.3 pro driver can support 4K displays, allowing you enjoy every sharp detail and every soft line. The newest brightness adjustable buttons help you to find the most suitable lightness, offering you an comfortable drawing experience.
If you’re using Windows, the performance of the pen is better than on Mac. You get nicer looking lines.
- Good build quality and design
- Pen does not require battery
- 8 shortcut buttons are useful
- Smooth lines, no wonkiness at all!
- The lighting and color display matched my monitor
- No brightness issues
- All the shortcuts worked well
- The 13” screen is nice and there was no display compression , Screen has decent colour accuracy and viewing angles
- Pressure worked well and coloring my art was nice with the slant you can do with the pen
- Price is very competitive on this size , Great for art hobbyists!
- Matte screen protecter affects sharpness of the screen
- the bezels are huge!
- The bigger sized models of these are probably better if you’re an artist so you can have more space to work with.
- If you use a small laptop, you may not have enough usb slots for all the cables you need to hook up for the tablet so this works better on a bigger laptop/desktop.
- Of course, you need to configure your pen settings and stability settings for your satisfaction with the tablet output.
It’s a great little drawing tablet! Full support for Windows 10, I definitely recommend this tablet to artists who cannot afford the Wacom price.
For anyone that wants one of those fancy Wacom Cintiqs but can’t afford one, this tablet might be a great alternative!
Warm Reminder: the drawing tablet could draw power from USB port, as that could mean the ability to use it on the go more easily than other pen displays.
XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro comes with a very basic tablet stand which is made of plastic. It has a single adjustable angle of 20 degrees.
If you want to buy this XP-Pen Artist 13.3 Pro graphic tablet monitor , check out the link blow
Official store : https://www.storexppen.com/buy/artist-13-pro.html
If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or digital artist you’ll know that a drawing tablet can boost your creativity and streamline your workflow.
Their ability to turn hand drawings into accurate digital representations is enough to tempt beginners and seasoned professionals away from traditional pencil and paper, and as the trend grows so do the number of options for drawing tablets available on the market.
If you have ever use a drawing tablet , you should know XP-Pen brand , XP-Pen is one of the most popular brands in drawing tablets Market . While XP-Pen Graphics tablets consistently rank alongside the best drawing tablets in terms of quality and functionality, they also tend to be available at fantastically competitive prices. This makes them a great option for ambitious creatives working to tight budgets .
XP-Pen is founded in Japan in 2005, it specializes in graphics tablets, pen display monitors, light pads, stylus pens and digital graphical products. In 2008 they established an office in Taiwan. In 2013, XP-Pen Technology Co. was founded in the United States. In 2015 they opened their office in Shenzhen, China.
XP-Pen is a professional and reliable supplier of graphics tablets, pen display monitors, stylus pens and more digital graphical products. They strive to enable young artists to realize their full digital potential by pushing the limits of tablet technology.
More details you can visit their official site > https://www.xp-pen.com
XP-Pen Anniversary Sale
To celebrate the company's 14th anniversary, XP-Pen is running a huge sales event on a wide lineup of Graphics Tablets and Drawing Monitors .
XP-Pen Anniversary Sale 2019 dates are August 16 to September 15. you can get Big Savings for Huge Selection . Anyone who buys any product from XP-Pen will have a chance to win a pixiv Premium Account (valued at $16) for free for 3 months. also you can get free creative software Artrage Lite or Artrage 5 , openCanvas , learn more you can visit XP-Pen 14th Anniversary activity Page - https://www.storexppen.com/topic/14.html .
As part of its anniversary celebration, XP-Pen offers up to $100 discount on select drawing tablets. This includes popular machines like the XP-Pen Deco 01 , XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro , and XPPEN's newest Artist 12 Pro Tablet Monitor .
Save with amazing Deals and Free Shipping when you buy now online. Get best deals when you shop on XP-Pen official store . this Anniversary Sale activity is Globally , just select your country or region from the top of the page .
If you see a XP-Pen tablet you like at a price to suit your budget, be sure to pick it up quickly. The best XP-Pen deals are selling out quickly, especially because graphics tablets discounts are some of the most hotly anticipated deals.
Latest XP-Pen Anniversary Sale deals Products
30% off XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro Graphic monitor
Tilt Function Battery-free Stylus - Comes with 8192 levels of pen pressure, battery-free pen provides a more accurate and natural drawing experience; Plus with ±60 degrees of natural tilt recognition, you will have much more fun when drawing. （An plastic stand is included）.
8 Press Keys and 1 Red Roller Wheel - With 13.3 Inches IPS screen, not only save your time but also enhance your productivity.
120% sRGB Color Gamut - Comes with more than 200 PPS Report Rate, you can have better performance and quicker response when working on the pen display; The drawing monitor cannot only provide users with a wider field of view, but also offering richer colors and more natural transition.
Full-laminated Anti-glare Glass - Thanks to the full-laminated screen technology, the stroke you drew is accurate and natural, and almost without offset; Besides, the screen surface is covered with anti-glare glass, effectively reducing the "glare" effect and providing better protection for your eyesight.
Compatibility - XP-Pen Artist 12 Pro is compatible with Windows 7 or later and Mac OS 10.10 or later; It is also compatible with mainstream software like Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio, Paint Tool Sai and more; XP-Pen provides one year warranty.
20% off XP-Pen Artist15.6 Pro Drawing Tablet With Screen
A more affordable pen Display with XP-Pen advanced technology, 8,192 pressure levels and tilt recognition.
It's amazing precision and reduced Parallax ( Because of the full-laminated screen technology ) provide the most natural drawing experience .
XP-Pen’s 15.6” 1920x1080 HD display provides you with clarity to see every detail of your work.
See your creations in vibrant color on the Artist 15.6 Pro’s HD display (16.7 million colors Bit, 88 percentage NTSC ). Work as long as you'd like with the battery free pen that charges off the screen while you create .
XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Pro features 8 fully customizable shortcut keys and 1 innovative Red Dial , puts more customization options at your fingertips, and allows you to optimize your workflow to capture and express your ideas faster and more easily .
Connect to your computer with the convenient 3 in 1 (HDMI) connection cable and get into the perfect position with foldable legs that let you adjust how you want to work. Brightness 250 cd/m2 .
XP-Pen Artist13.3 Pro come with a colorable mascot gift worth for $59.99
The Artist 13.3 Pro Pen Display from XP-Pen is designed for casual artists and professionals alike who want a medium-sized drawing tablet.
Measuring 13.3", its display has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution for clear details as well as an anti-glare coating with reduced parallax to help minimize distractions and replicate a pen-to-paper-like feel. Specs-wise, its display has a 250 cd/m² brightness rating, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, wide 178° viewing angles, and support for up to 16.7 million colors with 88% NTSC color coverage.
Apart from the tablet, the Artist 13.3 Pro comes with a battery-free stylus , 8192 pressure levels sensitivity. Furthermore, there's virtually no lag or batteries and recharging required. With tilt support, you'll be able to draw naturally as you would with a pencil or brush.
Aside from the Stylus , a set of accessories are included such as a pen holder, replacement nibs, and a nib removal tool. For a more comfortable drawing experience, the Artist 13.3 Pro come with foldable built-in Stand.
For additional features and functionality, you can use 8 ExpressKey and 1 red dial to help boost your productivity.
20% off XP-Pen Artist15.6 best Budget Screen Drawing Tablet
The XP-Pen Artist 15.6 Drawing Tablet monitor features the P05 Stylus which uses Electro Magnetic Resonance technology to draw the power it needs from the tablet so it does not require a battery.
Features 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity and a low activation force, enabling it to detect even very light pen strokes.
Full 1920 x 1080 HD display , 16.7 million colors and 75% Adobe RGB .
11mm thin design, 3 in 1 cable, and a new brightness adjustment button.
6 express keys available to be customized according to your own needs.
Compatible with Most Operating Systems and Applications
Adobe suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom), Autodesk Sketchbook, Paint Tool SAI, ArtRage, Krita, Artweaver, Rebelle, Clip Studio Paint., Corel suite (Painter, Draw, Paintshop Pro),
17% off XP-Pen Artist 16 Pro display drawing tablet
15.6 inch 1920x1080 resolution IPS 16:9 Display with 178° degree of visual angle .
It is made with a 92% Adobe RGB color gamut, which is obviously necessary for high-quality animation and photographic retouching. Plus,
Battery-free stylus technology provides 8192 levels of instant pen pressure sensitivity.
8 fully customizable express keys create a highly ergonomic and convenient work platform.
Enjoy the high quality glass design , allow users to sketch, paint, design and edit photos directly from the drawing tablet screen.
Find a perfect and comfortable position with the adjustable stand by dragging the switch to create your work.
20% off XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro Graphic Tablet Monitor
The XP-Pen Artist 22E Pro is the upgraded version of the Artist 22E , including a large amount of programmable express keys on both sides .
21.5 inch Full HD screen with 1920x1080 resolution, color gamut 78%~82% Adobe RGB , full viewing angle of 178 degrees .
8 programmable Express Keys per side. More ease of use and comfort, faster workflow with easy access to frequently used shortcuts.
P02S digital pen with 8192 pressure levels, rechargeable, no tilt sensitivity .
5080 LPI and 233 PPS report rate (good figures to avoid broken lines and delays while drawing) .
Adjustable multi-position stand, allows inclination of the screen from 20 to 80 degrees .
10% off XP-Pen Artist 22 Pro Pen Display Tablet
The XP-Pen Artist 22 Pro is a professional level 21.5 inch Full HD graphics tablet. It is part of XPPEN's high-end range and it is designed to meet the most demanding expectations.
21.5-inch Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels). The screen surface is huge, it's like drawing directly on a computer screen.
P02S rechargeable digital stylus with 8192 pressure levels (it gets recharged with a USB cable)
It features a multi-position stand that allows you to tilting the screen .
This is a high quality graphics tablet with screen for drawing, graphic design, 3D or any other creative endeavour.
5% off XP-Pen Artist 12 portablet Drawing Monitor
11.6 inch, Full HD drawing monitor with 1920x1080 resolution, colour gamut 72% NTSC, 178 degree full viewing angle.
5080 LPI and 233 PPS report rate (a good figure to avoid broken lines and delays while drawing) .
New P06 battery-free stylus, completely battery-free, 8192 pressure levels but without tilt function support. has 2 express keys on the digital stylus.
6 programmable shortcut keys and a touch bar (useful for zooming and moving around the work area), on the left side (good for left-handed use simply by turning the tablet around) .
Good value for money. A very good set of specs for a very decent price, makes this tablet the top of the list when it comes to quality-price ratio.
20% off XP-Pen Deco Pro Android Digital Drawing Tablet
New pen technology supports 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking.
Large size is a super-slim tablet design with a more larger active area than previous models (11” x 6” Medium or 9" x 5" Small ) .
XP-Pen Deco Pro graphic tablet features 8 Customizable Express Keys and double wheel design .
System Requirements: USB port, Windows® 7 or later (64bit). Mac OS 10.10 or later,
Internet connection to download driver and Software.
20% off XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 Android Graphic Tablet Support Tilt function
Every stroke you draw on the XP-Pen Deco 01 V2 tablet can be precisely and originally recorded by pen and tablet and immediately display on your computer screen. 10" x 6.25" large working area .
8 Customizable Express Keys set individual shortcut way to skip tedious typing and clicking time and improve efficiency.
8192 Levels Pressure Sensitivity, ±60 degrees Tilt function support , 5080 LPI Resolution, ≧ 200 PPS Report Rate, providing professional drawing experience.
OS Compatibility: Compatible with Android 6.0 , Windows 7/8/8.1/10 and Mac OS 10.8.0 or above.
Works with major programs like Adobe Photoshop, SAI, Illustrator, Clip Studio, Krita, CorelPainter, Manga Studio and more.
20% off XP-Pen Deco 01 Animation Tablet
The XP-Pen Deco 01 Graphic Drawing Tablet features a large 10 x 6.25-inch work area.
Features a 5080 lines per inch (LPI) drawing resolution, a 266 RPS report rate, and 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Eight user assignable Express Keys on the left side of the drawing area.
The Express Keys can be assigned to input specific keystroke combinations, launch applications, open web pages, send email, or to emulate a specific mouse function (e.g., left-click of the stylus ).
10% off XP-Pen Deco 02 Digital Art Tablet
The XP-Pen Deco 02 Graphics Drawing Tablet features a large 10 x 5.63 inch drawing area. Portable design is only 9mm thick .
Features six express keys and 1 sleek newly designed silver roller for a variety of software functions.
Includes the ability to adjust the pressure sensitivity, up to 8192 level. battery-free stylus Does not require charging.
The XP-Pen Deco 02 USB Graphics Tablet is compatible with most applications including Corel Painter, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, 3D MAX, Autodesk MAYA, and more.
20% off XP-Pen Deco 03 Wireless graphic tablet
This might be a great choice for your powerful drawing tablet. It’s very portable, big , lightweight and full of great features.
Sufficient Compact Working Area - The large working surface of 10×5.62 inches provides users with larger space to draw, bringing users a more enjoyable working experience of the digital tablet.
Battery-free digital stylus with 8192 pressure sensitivity levels, no need for batteries and it doesn't need to be recharged. Report rate of 266 RPS, even higher than other high-end drawing tablet .
8 User-defined Shortcuts and 1 red roller wheel - The drawing tablet is convenient to set up your favorite shortcuts according to your own needs.
20% off XP-Pen Star 06 Wireless painting Tablet
large Work Area : a fair amount of drawing space, 10 x 6 inches. This drawing tablet is thin (only 10 mm) and light enough so you can carry it around your workspace.
Battery-free pen with 8192 level pressure sensitivity,Responsive and no need to charge , allowing for constant uninterrupted using.
1 Touch ring & 6 customized express Keys: touch ring make your working easily for zoom in & out, and Undo/redo etc.The 6 express keys can be customized according to your usage habits.
Wireless connectivity gives you an amazing cable-free work experience making for a tidier desktop environment at work.
Compatible with Mac and Windows. Compatible with drawing softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel painter, Comic studio, Manga Studio ,Clip Studio etc.
10% off XP-Pen Star 05 Wireless Graphic Tablet
The Star05 features both wired and wireless USB capability: Simply plug the included USB receiver into your computer to draw wirelessly using the ISM 2.4G and FHSS, or connect to your computer with the included USB cable for standard wired use.
Built-in lithium battery charges quickly and conveniently during wired use.
2.5 hours provides a full charge that lasts up to 14 hours.
Battery-free stylus with 2048 pressure levels does not require charging.
Six touch-sensitive shortcut keys allow quick access to most commonly used functions.
8” x 5” working area provides ample room to draw and paint comfortably.
Compatible with Windows 10/8/7/Vista and Mac 10.7 or above operating systems.
Works with most currently available drawing software, such as Photoshop, Paint tool Sai, Clip Studio Paint, etc.
20% off XP-Pen Star 03 affordable Drawing Tablet
The XP-Pen Star 03 Tablet is one of the most affordable larger sized ( 10 x 6 inches ) tablets and one that is ideal for people who are just starting to use these types of devices.
Whether you are looking for an alternative to a mouse pointing device or you are interested in digital painting, drawing, or editing, this may be the right tablet for you. it is well within the price range of most consumers.
8 programmable shortcut keys, on one side, suitable for both left-handed and right-handed use, by turning the tablet around.
when it comes to sensitivity, the 8192 levels of pen pressure mean that you will be able to achieve precision every time.