Australia, 30th Aug 2011 – Today, Wacom introduces Inkling, a new digital sketch pen that captures a digital likeness of your work while you sketch with its ballpoint tip on any sketchbook or standard piece of paper. Designed for rough concepting and creative brainstorming, Inkling bridges the gap between paper sketching and digital drawing by giving users at the front end of the creative process a way to rough-out ideas with real ink on paper and capture their concepts digitally so that they can be later refined on their computer. Inkling even allows users to create layers in the digital file while sketching on paper in the following creative software applications: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
Wacom Inkling comes with a receiver that you place on the top of your sheet/paper pad, and connects to each other via ultrasonic and infrared. The receiver then monitors your pen strokes as well as the pressure you apply with each stroke – the Inkling supports up to 1024 levels of pressure! You then remove the receiver and hook it up to your computer to then transfer the sketches onto Adobe Photoshop or the like. Once transferred, you can add, delete, color change your original sketch to your heart’s desire.
Pricing and Availability: The new Inkling sketch pen is priced at USD$199 and will be available from mid October 2011 onwards.