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  1. #1
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    Apr 2006

    Advice Needed on Digital Art Pen

    Hello, Ragers. I upgraded my settings and now there are no downloads for my old wacom. Do you have any advice on an economical pen? It seems when a huge upgrade is needed, out goes the printer and the pen. Not so great for a retired person on a budget.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2013
    When my Wacom failed, and then Huion failed, I purchased the Xp-Pen Deco 03. I have had no problems with it, solid drivers, and find it equal or better than my previous Wacom.

    Xp-Pen also recently released a surprisingly high quality and affordable screen tablet.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2006
    This is good news to me, thank you Chagrin. Really appreciate it!

  4. #4
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    Mar 2006
    Just checking, which Wacom tablet model are you using, and what is your current operating system? I can check and see if I can find anything which will let you keep using your old tablet.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2006
    This would be great, Dave. Mine is a Bamboo CTH-460. I downloaded their latest downloads for my mac, but it did not work. I couldn't even find it on their lists though. I did not contact them, and I should have. They have always offered great service. It seems such a waste to just throw away something that is still workable. I know when my printer went out the last time, I called the printer company which I would not publicly name. I even suggested buying a download driver as I had just purchased ink. I had done this in the past. I told the rep we needed to keep things out of the landfills, but I couldn't get anywhere. I had to donate a perfectly good printer with new ink. Very irritating and expensive. Now I buy the least expensive printer out there. Poor marketing really. Enough of my complaining, thanks, Dave!

  6. #6
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    Mar 2006
    From what I can see on their website, it looks like that Bamboo should work correctly on macOS, even if you're running the latest version, so unless there's a problem with the tablet itself ( and in my experience the hardware tends to be pretty reliable ), there's no need to buy another tablet.

    Here's what I'd recommend:

    -Make sure you have downloaded the latest driver from for your tablet and installed it

    Here's a link to their drivers page ( Wacom US )

    -If the tablet isn't working at all after that, contact Wacom support and they should be able to help solve the problem
    -If the tablet appears to be working but there's a problem using it in ArtRage, email me directly at [email protected] with the details of what you're seeing and I can do some troubleshooting with you.

    I hope this helps!

  7. #7
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    Nov 2022
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandra View Post
    Hello, Ragers. I upgraded my settings and now there are no downloads for my old wacom. Do you have any advice on an economical pen? It seems when a huge upgrade is needed, out goes the printer and the pen. Not so great for a retired person on a budget.
    you may download the brushes

  8. #8
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    Jul 2022
    Germany, Weimar, Thuringia

    Stylus - Pen

    recently I had a similar problem with my new Surface Book 3, when I wanted a "Stylus - Pen " in German: Eingabestift for ARV- though I can use the mouse or fingers, but that works clumsy.
    Even the Microsoft Slim Pen 2 did not work. Which I returned. It was expensive to.
    Then I searched in Amazon. There are many Stylus's Pens - Eingabestifte. Sometimes they are called "Kapazitive Stifte/pens"

    Also such which do not have a connection with the devices with gum, silicon-grids on the tips or silicon-discs.
    These last mentioned are great to type into smart and tablets/Pads for normal use.
    On my iPad I even use a cheap pen with silicon-disc for ARV-Painting, it works fine enough for me. The spare disc are available in Amazon in 10er packs, unbelievably cheap.
    But for my Surface Book 3:
    I ordered first any unknown Stylus which did not work as well and I returned it. Because I had not read carefully and not asked the seller
    But then I found a
    "Reinaisser; Rena Pencil" - Set, (the half-price of the Microsoft-Pen), light weight, fine silicon-tops, designed perfect for my hands, with 3 spare tips, USB-connection, Palm rejection.
    (which I do not need, I can turn the screen an have a kind of tablet, very convenient for ARV)
    Also if you do not with Amazon, you can make you informed about all these pens. There are so many. And for every device one needs a special.
    I saw also Wacon Stylus/Pens.
    For different edition different Pens (as far as I remember)
    But a lot only for iPad and Tablet.
    Rarely just for this special Surface Book 3, despite for any other Surfaces/Microsoft.
    This Rena Pencil works fine for me.
    There might also be some for the Wacon-Tablets.
    The summary: I had to study whether and which could be suitable and for a reasonable price for me. I needed hours.
    But it was it worth.
    I would make for you a screen-shot of the offer in Amazon. But I guess it is not allowed here to attache that.
    I hope this give you a hint where to search for a suitable pen.
    Kind regards

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