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Graphic Tablet Poll

View Poll Results: What size graphic tablet do you use?
4x5 123 33.24%
6x8 104 28.11%
9x12 51 13.78%
no tablet...use a mouse 80 21.62%
other 12 3.24%
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Old 08-06-2002, 09:44 AM
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For those looking for a bargain price on Wacom tablets you may also consider doing a check at ebay. There are good deals. Takes a bit of patience and discernment (sometimes prices go too high)but I have seen some great deals on there.
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Old 08-06-2002, 06:40 PM
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I love my baby wacom graphite2 tablet 4x5 ( ~3 weeks old)

i'm still using wheel mouse 4 buttons for everything else
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Old 08-06-2002, 08:41 PM
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Just do not drop your graphire pen on the ground like I did yesterday...$29.95 for a replacement... ARGH!!!!
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Old 08-06-2002, 10:34 PM
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Greg,
You're really having some bad luck with your equipment in that new house. Was this another touch of "specteral" disturbance? Too bad you can't send the bill to the resident ghost. Ouch! Those things ain't cheap.
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Old 08-06-2002, 11:31 PM
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DJ- No ghost, just my own clumsiness! I found out it's 29.95 plus a $10 handling charge...at least I will get it in 1-2 days! All told it's about $40 just to replace the pen, so for all of you getting a Wacom tablet, please take good care of the pen!! Considering that nothing else broke during my move across the country I am not that angry but $40 seems pretty steep...although, at least I now have a spare tip from the broken pen!
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Old 08-07-2002, 05:03 AM
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Just $40 for a pen replacement? Sounds good to me! Wonder if the graphire pen would work on my Intuos2..Nah, don't think so...
Intuos 2 'classic' pen is $49,95 and I happen to have lost my 'designer' pen, which is $99.99...without s&h...
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Old 08-07-2002, 01:41 PM
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Yikes! Maybe we should all keep the pens in locked boxes when not in use!
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Old 08-07-2002, 02:15 PM
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I'm using the small Graphire 2 which is $100. US, 80 at Costco on line.
I would suggest than any who upgrade, make their old tablets available for sale or gift to others who really need one.
On the size issue. I think that my Wacom changes ratio when I magnefy the image, as I never have any problems with not being able to do what I want, and can paint down to the single pixel level, which I do with eyes.
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Old 08-07-2002, 02:39 PM
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....I would suggest than any who upgrade, make their old tablets available for sale or gift to others who really need one....
Excellent idea. When I upgraded to Intuos 2, I gave the old Intuos to the student who had just finished her internship in my company. She really earned it, worked very very hard.

Especially for students, this kind of equipment can make a world of difference and open up a whole new world of creativity that is usually out of their reach for financial reasons.

I often sell old equipment very cheaply to students, or give it to them. I remember staring at my goldfish-bowl round 15" screen night after night, constantly scrolling trying to lay-out an A4-page ...student life...

But, to avoid abuse, I have 2 conditions.
1) They have to show me a valid student ID, showing they study an arts-course for which they would actually need the equipment.
2) They have to be able to explain to me why they need it and how they would use it to improve their work.
I don't give it to students who simply enjoy having cool equipment.

But remember..the students of today will be your competitiors tomorrow.. so don't spoil them too much!
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P.S. I currently have a free, legal, original, copy of painter classic available for anyone who could put it to good use.
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