Re: [nbos] wacom tablets?
Tue Oct 13th, 2009
The Bamboo has lower pressure levels, which is fine for using in FM and doing stuff in flash/vector (Anime Studio, Moho, Illustrator, Corel Draw...). All tablets (pressure levels and sizes) are an improvement from using a mouse/trackball in artwork.
Some people have said that pressure levels make no difference, but from my own experience, it will depending on the applications you use.

If my Graphire ever dies I'll get my kids a Bamboo. My Graphire is 9 years old, the surface is worn but still works excellent.
WACOM apparently makes products that will last a long time (at least back then). I only hope my Cintiq will last as long.
Bamboo has some buttons on it which is an improvement on the older tablets like the Graphire calibre. I didn't think I would use my buttons, however once you start you become hooked, lol.
----- Original Message -----
From: Doug Jessee
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:26 AM
Subject: Re: [nbos] wacom tablets?

I have had 2 of the smaller Graphire line and keep running into the edges, but I have usually done my artwork on paper (standard letter size).

I am thinking of getting the new Bamboo Fun Medium (8.5" x 5.5" or something like that).

-Doug Jessee

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 12:49 PM, <> wrote:

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 07:07:56AM -0400, Nyrath the nearly wise wrote:
> Richard wrote:
> >A small Intuos I would recommend. Contrary to belief, bigger is
> >not better. Bigger means more wrist movement and more work for
> >your hand to do. Zoom is your friend for intricate detail.
> Agreed. At my day job, the art department all use
> 6 x 8 Intuos pads. They say that larger pads suffer
> from the drawbacks that Richard mentioned.

So, is 6x8 too big? The one I was thinking about getting isn't any
bigger than that (I don't have the exact dimensions handy, it might
actually be 7" rather than 10").

I see some that have a work surface a little (but not much) bigger than
the touchpad on my netbook; those seem too small to really gain much

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