Wacom’s pen technology is the best on the market. The sensitivity and responsiveness of their pens are second to none, and we’ve all come to love them because they allow for a more natural drawing experience.
But it can be hard sometimes when you lose or break your pen, so in this post I’m going to let you know which one you need to buy, or what other options you have.
When do I need a new Wacom pen?
You may be wondering, when do I need to buy a new Wacom pen?
The answer is not as simple as you might think. There are many factors that come into play and ultimately determine the life of your Wacom pen. The important thing to remember is that it’s very easy to replace a Wacom pen, so don’t worry too much about needing one for every project.
Ok – blame the dog. They got hold of your Wacom pen and chewed it up!
Either that or you were sketching in that coffee shop and left the pen behind.
It’s ok – it happens to the best of us!
So, you either lost your pen, damaged it, wore down the soft coating through drawing too many cute anime eyes, or it just stopped working. What ever the reason, getting a new Wacom pen is important – you can’t use your drawing tablet without one.
Which Wacom pen do I need to buy?
This table below shows which Wacom Pen is compatible with which of their tablets.
There are some pen models that are compatible with multiple tablets, but others that only work with 2. Review the table below and follow the links to Amazon and eBay where the replacements are readily available.
Wacom pen compatibility chart:
Now that you know which pen you need, lets have a quick review of the main features of each model:
Wacom Classic Pen – KP-300E-01
The Intuos4 Classic Pen has the same feature set as the standard Intuos4 Grip Pen but with a slimmer profile.
With its optimum weight and balance it fits perfectly in your hand – I can attest to this!
Its unique design and pressure-sensitivity make it perfect for freehand drawing, which is great because long periods of time spent on computer work tends to lead to fatigue (I’m sure you know what that’s like!).
Wacom Grip Pen – KP-501E-01
- Intuos4 Grip Pen..Featuring Wacom's tip sensor tec
- Basic Self-Cleaning Litter Box
The Wacom Grip Pen is the perfect tool for stress-free writing!
The rubberized grip area reduces gripping power up to 40%, and relieves hand and wrist pressure, so you can write without feeling pain. With this pen’s optimum weight, balance, tilt recognition features; it will help make your freehand drawing seamless while letting you enjoy a more natural experience with no fatigue throughout extensive use.
It also has two customisable side switches that allow for quick navigation between applications as well as an eraser on top of the pen which allows users to erase their mistakes quickly and easily.
Wacom Pro Pen Slim – KP301E00DZ
- Precision pen performance with a slimmer form...
- 8, 192 levels of pressure sensitivity
- Tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking
- Protective case with 4 color rings, 6 nibs (4...
The Wacom Pro Pen Slim is the perfect pen for those who want portability, precision and convenience.
It features battery free EMR technology so there are never any interruptions to your creative process – no more worrying about finding power sources! With 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity you can create a wide range of different types of lines and tones from thin delicate strokes to bold thick ones depending on which type fits best in each particular situation.
Wacom Pen 2K – LP190K
- The Intuos Pen is compatible with Intuos Art,...
- Cordless and battery free, programmable side...
- 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity
- Not compatible with prior Intuos (CTL480, CTH480,...
The Intuos pen is a cordless, battery-free stylus that works with almost all Wacom tablets.
It features 2048 levels of pressure and can be programmed to put shortcuts at your fingertips via its side switch. This graphic design tool won’t work on older models but will also not damage the surface you’re drawing or painting as it takes advantage of a rubber tip for smooth lines every time!
Wacom Pro Pen 2 – KP504E
Wacom’s Pro Pen 2 is designed to make your drawing feel more natural. With 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity, it reacts just as you would expect a pen or pencil to react on paper.
Thanks to an incredibly low latency and precise tracking, the line that emerges from the nib looks like what you intended – not some laggy approximation!
The best thing about this new device? It comes with three pens: two felt-tip ones for sketching and writing; one brush tip so if ink painting happens be part of your work flow too!
Wacom Pen 4K – LP1100K
- The pen’s 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity...
- The battery-free pen allows for light and...
- 2 pen buttons for shortcuts at your fingertips.
- BONUS: Register your Intuos tablet to receive Clip...
The Intuos 4K pen works with all the latest creative pens for tablet users.
The cordless and battery-free design makes it perfect to take your work anywhere, while its 4096 levels of pressure will make you feel like a masterful artist in no time at all!
With an easy side switch that is programmable according to what shortcuts are needed on any given day, this digital tool has everything anyone would need