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Wacom Graphics Tablet Cleaning and Maintenance

Keep it clean

Very important: Keep the tablet digitizer surface and pen tips clean and smooth!

This is true of all graphics tablets, but especially important for integrated tablet/display devices like the Wacom Cintiq devices. Why? Because you don't want to scratch the display surface by dragging dirt and dust across the digitizer with your pen or eraser. Graphics tablets are very expensive; a little preventative maintenance can keep yours working like new!

Disable Windows Tablet PC Input Components

If you don't have a tablet-based PC, you should disable the Windows Tablet PC components and services. These components may interfere with the Wacom Cintiq driver software.

Open the control panel. Select Programs and Features, then Turn Windows features on or off.

Scroll down the list. Deselect Tablet PC Components. Click OK.

(Note: they may be disabled already.)
If prompted to restart the computer, do so now.

Wacom Graphics Tablet Tips

A collection of Wacom graphics tablet tips. Many apply to all graphics tablets.

Some of the topics we'll cover:

- Configuring the Wacom Cintiq
- Using the Wacom Cintiq
- Wacom Cintiq (and other graphics tablet) cleaning and maintenance, and extending the life of the drawing surface
- Wacom graphics tablet application-specific tips

Wacom Cintiq 21ux -- simply awesome!

The Wacom CINTIQ 21UX (DTK2100) 21-Inch Pen Display is just awesome. I'm thinking of ordering one soon.

Seems like many online vendors are backordered one to two weeks. Is this due to popularity or is there a production issue that's preventing shops from restocking?

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