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Wacom Inkling Transfers Drawing to Drives

Windows 8 logoInkling is a ballpoint pen that writes in ink on paper, and is combined with a receiver that a user can clip to the top of the page. The receiver logs the location of the pen on the page. When transferred to a computer, the data is converted to a digital image of what was written or drawn. Pressure sensitivity was integrated into Inkling’s design. Relative line weights of the inked copy will be transferred to the digital document as well. This makes Inkling particularly well-paired for artwork.

The pen can detect 1,024 different levels of pressure. The receiver is capable to store thousands of sketches at a given time. Inkling can also accommodate multiple layers of one sketch. Simply connect the receiver with the USB cable to render the drawing for editing or emailing. Inkling will export its data to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (CS3 or newer) and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (2011). Included software from Wacom allows for editing, deleting and adding layers. Users may also save files in various formats, for manipulation in other applications.

For more information on adding this type of equipment to your PC, contact Drake Hardware & Software at 319-752-1155.