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Wacom Bamboo Splash Pen Tablet (CTL471)

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Splash Pen
  • Lite art creation. Painting, drawing, sketching or document mark-up.
  • Free downloadable creative software included: Autodesk Sketchbook Express and ArtRage Studio. To obtain the software, register the item with the included installation CD, which will take you to download.wacom.com.
  • Ergonomically designed battery free pen that give you comfort and precise control to paint, draw and sketch.
  • Active Area: 5.8 inch x 3.6 inch
  • Product not compatible with the Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit for Bamboo Capture/Bamboo Create/Intuos5 Models (ACK40401).
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Technical Details

Style: Splash Pen
  • RAM Type: DDR DRAM
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Product Details

Style: Splash Pen
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 6.8 x 0.4 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0089VGPII
  • Item model number: CTL471
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,896 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 5, 2010

Product Description

Style: Splash Pen

Product Description

Bamboo Splash is a small format pen tablet designed for lite art creation, drawing, sketching, painting and document mark up. Autodesk Sketchbook Express and ArtRage Studio software is included. Use ArtRage to create paintings on canvas, concrete, numerous paper types and more. Paint with watercolors, oils, chalk, inks and crayon. Use the "stickers' tool to add multiple embellishments to your art and drawings.

From the Manufacturer

Express your creativity with the Wacom Bamboo Splash pen tablet. Bamboo Splash gives you all the right tools to get off and running with digital art and drawing. To enhance your creations, it comes with Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage Studio software applications. Bamboo Splash is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

Wacom Bamboo Splash
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Wacom Bamboo Splash
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Express Your Creativity

The Bamboo Splash creative pen tablet lets you transform your computer into a blank canvas ready for your latest visual creations. Doodle, draw, paint, sketch--explore your creativity. With a Bamboo pen in your hand, you'll work both digitally and naturally. Just let your imagination run wild.

Simplicity and Freedom in Pen Input

Thanks to Bamboo Splash's ergonomic, battery-free pen and textured work surface, you'll enjoy the freedom and familiar feel of pen on paper. Bamboo's pen input is the more natural way to create. It's time to drop the mouse and trackball and go with pen input for creativity's sake.

Powerful Suite of Creative Software

Bamboo Splash gets beginning digital artists going with all the right tools for creative exploration: a creative pen tablet plus a suite of powerful software included in-carton.

ArtRage Studio Offers Natural Painting and Drawing Tools

ArtRage Studio simulates real-world artistic tools, oil paints, watercolors, chalks, and pens, plus utilities to make painting easier such as layers and tracing images. ArtRage's intuitive interface and range of features make it ideal for getting off and running in digital art without the need to learn complex technical controls.

SketchBook Express--the Ultimate Digital Sketchbook

SketchBook Express provides the best in digital sketching capability with its simple-to-use menus and array of creative tools. You'll be off sketching and drawing in minutes with your new digital canvas.

Versatile, Compact Tablet Design

The reversible tablet works equally well for right- or left-handed users and has an attached pen holder. The tablet measures 0.4 by 10.9 by 6.9 inches (H x W x D).

Compatibility and Warranty Information

Requiring a standard USB port for PCs and Macs, Bamboo Splash is compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, and Mac OSX 10.5 and above.

Bamboo Splash is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box

Splash (CTL471) is a revision of Connect (CTL470). Hence it includes tablet CTL470 along with ArtRage 3 Studio, and Autodesk Sketchbook Express. Bamboo tablet and pen; quick-start guide; Bamboo installation CD, which when run takes users to Wacom’s website to download the driver and software (containing Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage).

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At a Glance:


  • Get started with digital art and drawing

  • Paint, sketch, doodle, and draw

  • Pen input for that familiar pen-on-paper feel

  • Includes Autodesk SketchBook Express and ArtRage software
Wacom Bamboo Splash
Wacom Bamboo Splash
ArtRage Studio simulates real-world artistic tools, oil paints, watercolors, chalks, and pens. (Click each to enlarge)
Bamboo Tablets Bamboo Connect Product Shot Bamboo Capture Product Shot Bamboo Create Product Shot Intuos5
Name SPLASH CAPTURE CREATE Intuos5
Sketching/Drawing/Painting Fun with Photos Art/Creative Projects Photography/Art/Design
Ideal Use Get started with art Turn ordinary photos into extraordinary ones Advanced creative expression: draw, paint, retouch, and sketch Designed to meet the high performance demands of creative professionals
Size Compact size Compact size Twice the work surface Small, medium, and large
Pen Input Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(1024 levels)
Pressure sensitivity
(2048 levels)
Tilt sensitivity
( 60 degrees)
Multi-Touch Input N/A Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe Scroll, zoom, rotate, and swipe
Interactive touch ring
Included Software
  • ArtRage 3 Studio
  • Autodesk SketchBook Express
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3
  • Corel Painter Essentials
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • Anime Studio Debut
  • Autodesk Sketchbook Express
  • Corel Painter 12 (90 Day Trial)

Customer Reviews

The Wacom Bamboo Capture Tablet is a great product to use when just starting out.
Skyler
Even in Lightroom, no more sliding around and moving the mouse, i just hover the tip of the pen over the pad, and when it touches the surface i can move the sliders!
RexB
The Bamboo software was easy to install, and there are additional programs that you can download to add to the Bamboo dock.
Karen S. Garvin

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

931 of 954 people found the following review helpful By WichacpiHoskila VINE VOICE on September 29, 2011
Style Name: Create Pen and Touch Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've used Wacom tablets for years, from the low end to the best they offer. When I had the chance to test this "fun" tablet I expected it to be rather basic. But it's actually quite impressive. For one thing, this can be used by both right- and left-handed users. I installed it on my Mac (OS Lion) with ease, and setup was a cinch. I'm used to Wacom's features, though, so I deliberately approached this as if I were a new user, and I was pleased that fine-tuning the functions and specs is quite simple. It's impressive how many ways you can engineer this tablet to work for you: you can designate myriad functions for each button, as well as the sensitivity of the pen tip and eraser.

I ran this in Photoshop CS5 and found that is assimilates perfectly as a drawing tool--new users who are considering this shouldn't be the slightest bit concerned that incorporating a tablet into their Photoshop, Corel, etc. apps will be buggy or requires lots of advanced setup. Nope, it works just how you hope it will. (New users should be prepared for the "weird" sensation of drawing on a tablet while looking at a screen; a pen is not a mouse, and you can't lift and reposition it while maintaining stationary cursor placement like a mouse. The tablet is the equivalent to your screen. Advanced tablet users know all of this.)

This tablet isn't as sensitive as Wacom's more elite models; it detects 1,024 levels of pressure which is VERY good for nearly any use, but the higher-end tablets support up to twice that. I'm an artist, though, and to be honest I haven't yet found the case where the difference has been critical. The tablet is lightweight and easy to hold or carry.
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371 of 397 people found the following review helpful By Marine Corps Nomad VINE VOICE on September 20, 2011
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I need to say up front that this is my first tablet, so I have can not do a comparison between various tablets. I am not in the graphic design business although I dabble a little bit in graphic design and photo editing. It wasn't until I got this tablet that I realized how much easier certain editing tasks can be with the right tools.

First impressions:

The Bamboo Create is sleek and light-weight. It has a flat metallic finish with sleek, smooth black buttons on the side. The pen is a comfortable size for most size hands (large or small). The attached loop holder for the pen is a nice feature which reduces the chance of the pen being misplaced.

Features and Set-up:

It comes packaged with Corel Painter Essentials, Autodesk Sketchbook Express, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE3, as well as some special offer freebies such as a free Shutterfly photo book. It features training videos for Photoshop Elements and Corel Painter Essentials. The Bamboo Dock allows you to access various apps for the Bamboo tablet.

The power cord is a removable micro usb to usb cable. This can be upgraded by purchasing the wireless accessory kit which is a nice option if you want to have freedom from the cable or if you use your tv as your computer monitor.

A huge plus for us is the fact that this tablet can be configured (on the fly) for either left-handed or right-handed users. Since we have both in our home, we really appreciate this particular feature. The buttons on the tablet as well as the pen can be customized and configured to your desired settings.

The active use area is 8.5 X 5.4 inches and works with both touch and pen input. Once again, this can be configured to you desired specs.
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348 of 374 people found the following review helpful By neoREgen on October 12, 2011
Style Name: Capture Pen and Touch
Notice: The following review is based on using a 2009 white Macbook. The issues that I note with various touch input methods all worked fine with a friend's Macbook Air- except "natural" scrolling, which is still messed up as explained lower in the review. I assume then that if you have a Mac that natively accepts four-finger input via its trackpad that the touch input gestures of the Wacom Bamboo will work fine for you as well. (My computer natively only supports two-finger gestures, though the tablet augments that significantly to three and most of the four-fingered gestures.)

Review:
The hardware looks nicer than it does on the box (the box is darker and more muted than the product), but not quite the same coloration as is on Amazon's site or Wacom's site. In the online pictures it looks as if the buttons on the tablet are light grey/silverish, but they're definitively black in real life. The tablet's color online appears quite white, especially on the drawing surface, but it's grey. It looks like it'll blend in perfectly next to a Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. It's rather elegant.

The four buttons are interestingly not flat. Those little flavor indents in the picture are actual indents. Its a nice design touch, and actually kind of begs you to touch it more.

I was concerned about the newer "paperlike" feel that Wacom has updated all of its products to have, but it feels good. I actually liked the smooth plastic textureless gliding of my last tablet, and still might a little bit more, but I can already tell that this tablet's texture is entirely decent and I'll adapt to it rather painlessly.
It feels good on the fingers. Might not be as smooth as Apple's glasslike surfaces, but it's analogous to the trackpads Apple used before switching to glass.
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