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Mar 06, 2008 14:22 |  #16

Wacom bought Graphire.


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Mar 06, 2008 14:24 |  #17

cosworth wrote in post #5061389 (external link)
Wacom bought Graphire.

Not really, Graphire was always a Wacom product.
Graphire used to be the name of there "budget line" as opposed to the intous which had been previously marketed only towards high end and pros.

It simply looks like they renamed there budget line "bamboo".


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Mar 06, 2008 15:06 |  #18

Yeah, I thought it was a seperate tablet series for some time but I look now and it was just clever branding:

http://www.wacom.com/h​istory.html (external link)


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Mar 06, 2008 15:44 as a reply to  @ cosworth's post |  #19

Intou3 and love it. One of my friends had this tablet in his studio. I got to play with it for a few and fell in love. I actually got mine at Mac Authority for less than they sell them at BH or Adorama.




  
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Mar 06, 2008 15:52 |  #20

cosworth wrote in post #5061655 (external link)
Yeah, I thought it was a seperate tablet series for some time but I look now and it was just clever branding:

http://www.wacom.com/h​istory.html (external link)

It was a separate tablet series. Where did you see that it was an actual brand? Or maybe we're just not using the term "brand" the same way.


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Mar 06, 2008 16:15 |  #21

Branding and brand are different things. :)

GRAPHIRE! ..... by wacom. (in small letters or on the back)


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Mar 06, 2008 21:07 |  #22

cosworth wrote in post #5062088 (external link)
Branding and brand are different things. :)

GRAPHIRE! ..... by wacom. (in small letters or on the back)

I just take that to me that Wacom is the manufacturer and Graphire is the name of the tablet model. As in Mustang by Ford. Is Mustang the brand or is Ford the brand?

BTW, Jason, please explain branding vs brand since I'm in the dark about what the difference is. :|
Thanks.


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Mar 06, 2008 22:25 as a reply to  @ PacAce's post |  #23

I moved up to the 6x8 hoping I could get finer control of the pen.
I make smoother lines on it than on the very smallest size.
It is the Graphire.
It is indispensable for PS work IMO.


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Mar 07, 2008 12:44 |  #24

When the original Graphires were discontinued and replaced with the Graphire 2, I found a site selling them off CHEAP.
...approx $30.00 US for the 4x5 and approx $50.00 US for the 6x8.

I bought a few.. :mrgreen:

I used to have an old series 1 Intuos ( it used a serial port! :lol: ) 12x9".
The first time I tried the 4x5" graphire for photo editing, I got rid of the large Intuos which had cost nearly 4X new. The size of the hand motions required when using the larger tablet was unneeded extra effort, and the precision is it offers at that size is never really needed for photo editing IMHO. On the very rare occasions that it is, simply zooming in and adjusting brush size compensates for it using a small 4x5" tablet.

I am a strong believer that for tablet for photo editing, less is more in this case.
The large tablets are more useful for drafting and digital paint applications.

IMHO the only sizes that should be considered for photo editing in PSCS is the smallest 4X5 and the 6X8. I use the 6X8 for a dual monitor set up. 4X5 is perfect for a single 21"Monitor IMHO.


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Mar 07, 2008 16:58 |  #25

I bought the small bamboo fun and think its perfect size, many times I have the working space on the tablet shrunk down to about 1/4th of the tablet. It comes with elements 5, painter essentials 3 and a nick filters applications, If you need the software then it pretty much makes the tablet free. I highly recommend this tablet.


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Mar 07, 2008 19:47 |  #26

For some reason I could never really get used to using a tablet. I bought the 12 inch cintiq a month ago and I wish I would've bought one sooner. It's amazing. I work with graphics and such, so I take it to work and back home in my backpack.
http://www.wacom.com/c​intiq/12WX.cfm (external link)




  
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Mar 11, 2008 01:00 |  #27

I really enjoy using my Cintiq 12".




  
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Mar 11, 2008 01:12 |  #28

I would go with the cintiq 12 inch since it is very similar to the smaller tablets that you are using, but with having to work directly on screen rather than looking up.

Myself I am going for their new line of the cintiq 21 inch. only 2000 instead of 2500 which the cintiq has been at for the last 4 years, WOW doesnt lose any value, must be a nice investment, and if you do not like it, SELL!


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Mar 11, 2008 07:16 |  #29

The cintiq 12, while it seems like a sweet product, is most definetly overkill for this guy's needs. Its a $1000 tablet... the bamboo fun is $100.


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May 07, 2009 09:39 |  #30

PacAce wrote in post #5063696 (external link)
I just take that to me that Wacom is the manufacturer and Graphire is the name of the tablet model. As in Mustang by Ford. Is Mustang the brand or is Ford the brand?

BTW, Jason, please explain branding vs brand since I'm in the dark about what the difference is. :|
Thanks.

Isn't branding what they do to horses, cattle and other livestock?

And man-o-man do I lust after the 21" Cintiq




  
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