View Full Version : Wacom surface sheet replacement
05-20-2009, 04:57 AM
My surface sheet on the Intuos 3 has a scuff mark right in the middle. It actually started as a tiny scratch but as the tablet got used it's like it chipped away until it's now about an inch long and maybe half an inch wide.
Anyway I see that Wacom sells replacements for $15, not bad I guess, but the question is whether to get clear or opaque, like what comes with the tablet. The clear sounds like the more obvious choice, but I heard the reason they switched to opaque was that clear was more likely to chip, then I'd be right back where I started.
Anyone have any experience with the clear ones? My Intuos 1 has a clear one and that has some visible scuffs after many years of use, but is still smooth to the touch.
05-20-2009, 10:29 AM
The sheet it only stuck by a thin strip of double-sided tape at the top, take it off, flip it over and use the back...it's exactly the same both sides, I did that months ago.
05-20-2009, 10:45 AM
Heh, well I just placed the order about 20 mins before seeing your post. Oh well, I guess I'll know for the future.
05-20-2009, 03:16 PM
What did you go with in the end? I'd be interested to know if there's any difference between the two surfaces, I've tried overlaying various paper stock but it wears away too quickly to be any use.
05-20-2009, 05:18 PM
I had an old serial tablet, I think Intuos 12x12" (the original Intuos). The cable was in very bad condition so I called their support number and they offered to sell a replacement cable for about $15. They said they'll sell pretty much any replacement part for the table and ship it out to the end user but they don't advertise that anywhere that I know of. I'm sure they sell replacement plastic surfaces for not much, maybe $20 at most. Cheers!
05-20-2009, 06:53 PM
I got the opaque one. I heard they switched to that one to improve the texture, clear was too slippery.
I also have an Intuos 1 serial which I used right up until I built this computer with no serial port. That's OK though I later found out that they don't make Vista drivers for it and when I contacted them they said if I had Vista all I could do was buy a new tablet. So that's when I got the Intuos 3.
05-20-2009, 06:53 PM
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