Get Creative With Computer-Graphics Tablets, Boards, and Pens

A computer-graphics tablet or board lets you draw digital images by hand using a special drawing pen or a stylus. These accessories give you accuracy and control when you're working with graphic design or photo editing software. Check out the many affordable computer-graphics tablets, boards, and pens on eBay, and get ready to take your creativity to a new level

What types of drawing tablets are available?

You can find a wide selection of new and used drawing tablets on eBay. Many tablets, such as the Huion H610 Pro, have graphics pens that feature pressure sensitivity so that the boldness and thickness of the line you're drawing will vary based on your touch. Depending on the brand, a tablet may have a dedicated pen holder on the housing, like the GAOMON M106K professional drawing graphics tablet.

What size tablet should you get?

Many tablets are wide; the large Wacom Intuos Pro tablet is 19.2 inches by 12.5 inches, which can be beneficial because the increased space gives you opportunities to create large design elements without worrying about running out of space. However, various sizes can suit your needs. Graphics tablets and boards are designed with resolutions that correspond to computer monitors, which is similar to how you can use a small mousepad to move a mouse-controlled cursor to every corner of a large computer screen. If you need a tablet that can fit in a bag, a 12-inch product is worth considering. Larger boards give you more opportunities to design multiple elements; a typical panel size of a big board is 22 inches.

What are the different graphics board brands?

Some brands that make these design products are:

  • Wacom Intuos
  • Digipro
  • Genius
  • Huion
  • Solid Tek

Each of these brands and many other manufacturers include helpful tools to make their graphics tablet unique. Tablets that are designed by Huion have hardware that gives you an enhanced grip for drawing.

What are connectivity options and technical features?

Wired graphic tablets are options for designers who typically tackle traditional projects in office environments. These gadgets are built with lengthy cords and sometimes offer USB connections, so the process of connecting them to your computer system and getting to work isn't challenging. Because the housing on each cord is thick and durable, the protective material can help to prevent fraying and breakage. Wireless gadgets are built with technology that can detect a wireless signal. Bluetooth gives these products the ability to operate without the use of wires or cords.