Wacom Inkling Video ansehenInkling. The designer’s tool on the go.

Do you start your artwork with pen and paper? But at the same time regret that your work is stuck on paper until you have scanned the image? Then Inkling is an indispensable tool for you. This digital sketch pen allows you to sketch with a real ballpoint pen on any paper. While you are drawing, all strokes are recorded electronically which can then be imported as raster or vector artwork in to your preferred graphics applicationfor further editing. With just one button click you can record layers, for instance, to separate preparatory and final drawings. These layers are then retained after import.

In a nutshell, Inkling enables you to start off your artwork the traditional way, while making the first step of your digital workflow simultaneously – wherever you are.

Inkling in 3 steps:

your idea

Wacom Inkling - your ideas

Sketch anywhere with your Inkling on any paper.

Sketch anywhere with your Inkling on any paper.

Transfer sketches as layered raster or vector artwork to your PC or Mac.

Transfer sketches as layered raster or vector artwork to your PC or Mac.

Key features

  • Enhance your professional workflow by capturing digital data while sketching with a ball-pen on normal paper
  • The ink sketch can be structured in layers while drawing – no need to recreate layers in software
  • 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for natural pen strokes
  • Store hundreds of high resolution sketches on the receiver before transferring to your PC or Mac
  • Save time and export your sketches with layers directly into Adobe® Photoshop® or Illustrator® (CS3 or higher), or Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro or SketchBook® Designer (2011 or higher) as vector graphics
  • Be versatile by saving your sketches in the following formats: JPG, BMP, TIFF, PNG, SVG and PDF

The Inkling Sketch Manager is the software used to transfer your digital sketches to your computer. The Sketch Manager lets you manage all your drawings, including merging or separating layers.
It creates native bitmap or vector versions of your sketches for Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator or Autodesk Sketchbook. With a simple click you can directly transfer your sketches into your preferred software.
These imported versions retain the layers and line weights of your original sketches. Additionally, you can save all sketches in the native Inkling format or as single layer files in other popular image formats such as JPEG, PNG, PDF or SVG.

System requirements

USB port (powered, for receiver)

PC: Windows® 7, Vista or XP (SP3)    
Macintosh®: Mac OS® X, version 10.4.11 or later

Possible file formats for the sketches:

  • .wpi (original vector format)
  • .wac
  • .svg
  • .bmp
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .tiff
  • .pdf    

Supported applications for layer editing:

  • Adobe® Photoshop® or Illustrator® (CS3+)
  • Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro or SketchBook® Designer (2011+)

Now works with Adobe® Creative Suite 6 & Autodesk® Sketchbook Pro 6.

Package contents

  • Inkling digital pen
  • Inkling receiver
  • Inkling charging case
  • Battery
  • USB cable
  • 4 spare ink cartridges
  • Inkling Sketch Manager application
  • Quick start guide
  • Online user’s manual

Technical details

General specifications

Sketch size A7 to A4 paper size (portrait/landscape)
Transmission type infra-red and ultrasonic
Power requirements (for battery charging) DC 5V, 500 mA, from USB port

Inkling digital pen

Dimensions (L x D) 153 x 17 mm
Weight ± 21 g
Battery rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery 1.2 V, 170 mAh
Status lights 1 (pen LED indicating pen status and battery charge status)
Working time up to 15 hours
Charging time up to 3 hours
Pressure levels 1.024

Inkling receiver

Dimensions (W x D x H) 71 x 32 x 16 mm
Weight ± 38 g
Connector (receptacle) USB mini-B
USB type USB 2.0 full speed
Buttons 2 (power button & new layer button)
Flash memory size 2 GB
Battery rechargeable Lithium-Ion Polymer (Li-Ion Polymer) battery 3.7 V, 400 mAh
Status lights 3 (power LED, status LED & new layer LED)
Working time up to 8 hours
Charging time up to 3 hours
Receiver clip holds ± 10 pages

Inkling charging case

Dimensions (W x D x H, closed) 173 x 63 x 25 mm
Connector (receptacle, for charging) USB mini-B


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