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    Is anyone here using tablets when designing logos etc.?

    I'm thinking about buying one too, but I need (loads of) advice on it.

    I'll use the tablet quite frequently.

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    We have a few at work and I definitely want to get one. Be wary of getting a cheap one though that only works on its own software. I recommend the ones we have at work they are made by Wacom!

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    Ah... I've seen Wacom tablets in some shops around here. I'll try to get my hands on one.

    Thanks for your reply, Nicky
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    I have a Wacom Intuos, and I love it! Drawing with a mouse is about as intuitive as drawing with a brick.

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    That's indeed a very accurate description, Jessica

    I hope to buy the tablet in a few days, when I've done my administration and I know how much money I can spend on it... yeah, I'm a poor student... <sad violin music playing in the background>

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    Which one is the Wacom Intuos? What size is it? I am thinking of buying one too. The ones at work are A5 and about 80!

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    The Wacom 'Intuos' is available in A3, A4, A4R, A5 and A6 format and costs from around US$184 to around US$769.

    Pretty expensive thus

    The Wacom "Graphire" tablets are cheaper: around US$96

    Yup, I've done some research about those tablets
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    I have a Wacom 9x12. It is really cool and I do recomend it. But watch out! You have to have lots of free desk space. Sometimes it seems to have covered my whole desk.
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    I have a 6 x 9 Intuos at home and I've used larger ones up to 16(?). To me, they are invaluable.. I've been to a few jobs where the designers don't have tablets and it just makes me wonder! I don't take a contract unless the desk has a Wack-em on it I don't use it all the time, the mouse is faster for most things-- sometimes a boss would ask, what the heck did we buy that for? But when you need it, there is no substitute of your fore-arm jerking mouse motions compared with gentle wrist flicks of a pen.

    Call Wacom on the phone sometime just to hear them pronounce it.. I always thought it was "Way-Com" but on the phone it's "Wack-em." Any older Wacom users remember when the pen holder had some weight to it?? Fill that sucker with lead again, the new ones just tip over.
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    Sweet! Another cool thing to add to my collection of computer hardware! Actually, I've been looking into the Wacom tablets a lot lately and really like their Graphire series - http://www.wacom.com/graphire/index.html. The price is the best feature Actually, I think I might pick one up today or tomorrow, and if I do I'll let y'all know.

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    Weird how this topic just came up. Last night, I just ordered a Wacom graphire from buy.com and can't wait to use it!

    The reason why I bought one was because it was highly reccomended by my college design teacher. I've seen alot of his work done with the tablet and they're awsome!
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    OK just a blast from the past with tablets if anyone can actually remember...


    Did anyone ever have a "Koala Pad" for their Commodore 64? It came with a program called "Doodle" and cost probably $99 or less.. I don't remember how much, it was a gift when I was 8 or 9 years old and I just thought about it the other day and realized that my parents gave me my first Wacom way over a decade ago.

    What a cool kid's toy that was and I know it wasn't that expensive. It was about 4 x 5 in size, had two big buttons at the top, and came with a stylus of course. There should be a kid's version of the Wacom (is there one under a hundred bucks?)-- I'd buy one for my neice...It probably had a lot to do with what I do now. (thanks mom!)
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    I have a 6x8, which is perfect for me.

    The Graphire is ok, but it's really, really small. The mouse that comes with it hardly fits on the active space.


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