Intuos4 Inking Pen...
This pressure-and tilt-sensitive drawing pen was created to provide the immediate feedback of actual ink on paper. Simply place a sheet of paper on top of your tablet and your Intuos4 inking pen can both "draw" on the paper and while digitally record the drawing on the tablet. The Inking Pen comes with "inking cartridges" and two standard Intuos4 pen nibs for standard pen tablet "inkless" input.
The Intuos4 Inking Pen has the same pressure sensitive tip as the Intuos4 Grip Pen, but does not have a digital eraser or the side switches. Note: When you purchase an Inking Pen, it comes with a standard nib in the pen. Use the nib extractor (silver ring) to gently remove the standard nib from the pen.
Then insert one of the silver-colored cartridges that come with the Inking Pen. The cartridge tip has a waxy coating that you will need to rub off before you can begin inking. Note: The Intuos4 Inking Pen works with Intuos4 generation tablets only.
It's much more ergonomically attuned than the default pen that comes with tablet(s), the other is good but this is much better and it fits my hand (in glove size would be a mens large). My only complaint is the buggy software that wacom has for customizing buttons, maybe it's limited to mac OS but the buttons and the dial on the pen are not customizable (all attempts to change them have failed). That's not enough to deduct from the rating because the pen is very comfortable and works well.
The pen itself works very well, but if you own an older version of Photoshop (CS5 or below), you should be aware that if your brush is not a "bristle brush," the brush cursor ("ghost") does not rotate in real time when you rotate the pen's barrel, so you can't see what your brush is going to look like in real time. If I had known that, I'd have waited until I upgraded my version of Photoshop before buying the art pen. The art pen doesn't come with a nib puller - so don't lose the one that came with your Intuos!
Pen is fantastic and but I'm reviewing to say that I have never experienced such amazing customer service than I did with Adorama. Lewis took such care of my order but more importantly brightened my day. He treated me like a friend rather than a faceless customer and that is so incredibly rare. I will order from Adorama every chance I get in hopes that Lewis will take my call.
Like the spring pen tips and the solid feel of the pen.
I broke my Grip Pen and needed to replace it. This is exactly what I needed.
I use the pen for graphic and web design and love it. It feel so much more natural than a mouse that now when I use a mouse I feel awkward. The only thing that I don't like is how easily it breakes apart. The first one I had lasted me a little over a year and started giving me problems a couple months ago when the tip would start pushing itself everytime I used it. It gradually started pushing the top "eraser" part out and finally loosing the pen until it came apart. I was able to still use it a bit but because it was so loose, the sensitivity was really off. It was still under warranty, but when I called teh manufucaturer they told me they have thousands of people call all the time about it breaking apart yet they don't cover that in the warranty. They only cover if it doesn't communicate with the tablet correctly. So, event though it's not long lasting. I would still recommend it. This is my second one, and if I have to buy another in a year,I think it's well worth it based on how much I love using it.