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WebAntics Online are the first South African reseller of this innovative product from SmudgeGuard® in America. This specially designed one-fingered or two-fingered-glove is designed to eliminate ink or graphite smudges when you write, draw or sketch. SmudgeGuard® is sold around the world and unsurprisingly, many of their users are Wacom tablet users. They found out SmudgeGuard® was useful for keeping their tablets smudge-free and for eliminating the friction when drawing on their Wacom tablets. So it’s wonderful to see that SmudgeGuard® is helpful to Wacom users as well!
SmudgeGuard was set up by left-handed entrepreneur Jeannie Lit, whose inspiration came from seeing her similarly left-handed son come home from school with pencil smudges all down the side of his hand. She designed an ostensibly simple solution, in the shape of a cutaway glove-like sheath that prevented ink or pencil from smearing as you write or draw.
SmudgeGuard® is a hand guard which prevents the user from getting ink or graphite smudges on his or her writing hand while writing or drawing. It also prevents the tablet PC user from getting hand smudges on the tablet while writing or drawing and prevents friction between the hand and the surface of paper and tablets. Both types of SmudgeGuard® can be used on either hand.
Some of the benefits of SmudgeGuard® are:
- Keeps the side of your hand clean from unwanted smudges!
- No more sweaty hand smudges on your Tablet PC!
- Eliminates hand friction!
- Your hand will glide easily across paper and tablets!
- Your hand will not “stick” to the Wacom surface anymore!
- Minimizes smudges off your creative work!
- Great for home, school or office!
- Children & Adults can use it for: Writing, Drawing, Sketching
SmudgeGuard® is available in South Africa from WebAntics Online in two versions - SmudgeGuard SG1 (1 Finger Glove) SmudgeGuard SG2 (2 Finger Glove). The only difference between the SG1 and the SG2 is that SG1 covers the pinky while the SG2 covers both the ring finger AND the pinky. Some people draw by resting only their pinky on the tablet for support while others may rest BOTH their ring finger and the pinky finger. For instance, if both your ring finger and pinky rests on the tablet or paper while drawing, then you may consider buying the SG2. In this way, your ring finger won’t smudge the tablet. The SG2 will also provide more protection against friction and allows your hand to glide easier
The Wacom Intuos5 range of tablets has been announced keeping in mind professionals such as artists, designers and photographers.Some of its features are inclusive of multi-touch gestures, an Express View Display and wireless capabilities.
The Wacom Intuos5 is the new professional pen tablet generation for photographers, designers and artists who want to dive into their digital image. Superior new features include multi-touch gesture support for intuitive input, an Express View display to facilitate an efficient workflow and wireless capabilities for convenience and comfort. Combined with Wacom’s renowned pen pressure and tilt sensitive pen, the state-of-the-art Intuos5 represents the intuitive way to create.
What’s new from the Intuos 4:
NEW– now with multi-touch function supporting user-defined shortcuts and conveying a natural feel simply – through multi-touch gestures
NEW– now with the revolutionary Express View on-screen display
NEW– gain freedom via the optional wireless accessory kit
NEW– now with ergonomic soft-touch surface designed for maximum comfort
Same as the Intuos 4:
- Pen precision with 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity and pen tilt for a real pen-on-paper feel
- Up to 8 individually configurable ExpressKeys with new surface feel
- Multifunctional Touch Ring with 4 freely programmable functions per application
The Wacom Intuos5 price and availability details have been disclosed. The small, medium and large slate types price tags read at R2599.99, R3517.58 and R5228.90, correspondingly. The Intuos5 and the rest of the Wacom tablet range and accessories are now available from WebAntics Online Shopping Store.
WebAntics Online is an authorised Wacom Reseller and is one of South Africa’s Leading Online Shopping Stores selling a wide range of products including Computers, Electronics, Gadgets, Corporate Gifts and Software to name just a few of our products. Established in 2005 with an aim of providing customers with an easy way of shopping from the comfort of their chair while at the same time benefiting from the cost saving from operating on-line.
Wacom has introduced 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.
Spontaneous and Liberating
Virtually anyone who uses sketching to capture their creative ideas and wants to have their drawings in a digital format to e-mail, archive or further refine on their computer can benefit from Inkling. For example, artists, illustrators, or story boarders who appreciate the convenience, speed and spontaneity of loosely sketching their ideas on paper could profit from the capabilities of Wacom’s Inkling digital sketch pen. In everyday use, a graphic designer could use Inkling to create rough concepts on paper for a new advertising campaign and then review and share these concepts on the computer with colleagues or clients. The pen and receiver store and recharge in a compact case making it easy to transport Inkling between, home, office, hotel or any typical workspace.
“Inkling’s inspiration comes from a desire to give artistic people the freedom to draw on paper and to provide an easy way to transition the drawings to digital media,” said Glenn Tsunekawa, Global Product Manager at Wacom.
The Inkling digital sketch pen is comprised of both hardware and software components. Hardware includes both the pen and a wireless receiver that captures a likeness of the sketch and stores it digitally. The ballpoint pen uses Wacom’s pressure sensing technology (1024 levels of sensitivity) to detect how hard the pen is being pressed to the paper while sketching. These pressure variations will appear in the digital version of your drawing. “Through its pressure sensitivity, Inkling captures the varied line weights created by the ink pen,” adds Tsunekawa.
The receiver can be clipped to the edge of standard paper or sketchbooks and the position can be adjusted for left or right handed users to provide the receiver with an uninterrupted line of sight with the pen tip. When sketching is complete, the receiver is connected to the user’s computer via USB to transfer the digital files. Files can be opened with the included Inkling Sketch Manager software to edit, delete or add layers as well as to change formats and transfer the files for adjustment and editing in creative software applications.
Inkling can store thousands of sketches and export layered files directly to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (CS3 or newer), as well as Autodesk Sketchbook Pro (2011). Alternatively, files can be saved in JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG and PDF formats for use with other applications. According to Tsunekawa, “Inkling’s support of raster based applications such as Adobe Photoshop, as well as vector based applications such as Illustrator and Autodesk Sketchbook Designer, will provide users with options for incorporating their preliminary sketches into further developed work”.
The Ideal Companion for Intuos and Cintiq
Users of Wacom Intuos pen tablets and Cintiq interactive pen displays gain extra benefits by adding an Inkling to their creative toolbox. “For those working with our professional products, the pen is already their input tool of choice,” continued Tsunekawa. “Inkling can deliver an immediate ROI to these users by delivering an accelerated and more mobile workflow resulting in digital files that can easily and quickly be transferred to their home or office computer and redrawn using the Intuos or Cintiq pen.”