your nibs

Tired of your tablet pen wearing down too fast?

I’ve seen so many people complain about this, including some of my friends, so i thought i’d share my knowledge, maybe it’ll help someone.

Laminating pouch

Laminate Laminating pouch. (With a nice picture if you want!)

Tape laminated Laminating pouch to tablet

Never have to change your nib ever again! 

This is how much my tip worn down after using it one week without the protection. 

I’ve had this tablet for almost two years and never changed the nib. (Tho depending on how hard you press and what type of nib you like to use it’s probably going to wear down sooner or later anyway, but it sure slows it down a lot. I use the standard nib btw.)

Plastic folders works too! (And anything else that’s similar, like a regular plastic sheet of course, but anything that’s thin will tear easily and you have to change that instead.)

Five inks

1. A watery, pale blue ink distilled from unicorn tears. Although popular amongst a certain segment of calligraphers for its romanticism, it is a devil to write with; it splurges wetly from the pen and it is almost impossible to keep your nib from impaling the paper. No unicorns are harmed during its production. Unicorns cry copiously at all manner of things, including videos of people being reunited with their pets, cooking with onions, and sentimental films.

2. A dense black ink derived from the existential crises of megagothic squids. There is relatively little demand for it. Although it is a joy to write with, you should not look back at what you have written or you may find yourself impaled on the horns of a void that also gazes back. Megagothic squids opened the original metaphor mixorium and they will not be silenced, even in ink form.

3. We scrape the bottom of the bottom half of the internet into a specially-constructed scraping-barrel, wrapping it first in a light gauze. After a moderate period for fermentation, we collect the liquid that has gathered and bottle it. Although it is a harsh ink to work with and varies in colour from sepia to mud-green, it is of considerable use when writing to politicians or newspapers.

4. An ink ground from the bones of ghosts. With it you can write a message in the air that will ever after be tied to that place, lurking at the edge of thought for small children, the sensitive or the weary. Or you could draw; the standard-issue grey lady is very popular, but there are also a few Banksy imitators working in ghost ink.

5. An ink of many colours, obtained by barter with the birds. We do not know quite where they get it from, although there are rumours of owls who dive through rainbows. With it one may write love letters that are only visible in the salmon light of dusk, or make maps.

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering how often do you need to change you pen nibs? In the last 4 months I needed to change it twice! It's so frustrating, especially since it's not cheap. I got the classic plain wacom ones btw.

mm it depends on how hard you’ve been pressing. Honestly, I’ve lasted over 6 months on one nib, and i know people who’ve never had to change their nibs since they’ve started owning tablets. I recommend using less pressure on your tablet (since you could also damage the surface if you scratch it in), and also change the tip feel sensitivity in your settings!

For Window Users, search for Wacom and a window that kinda looks like the one below should pop up.

For Mac users, it’ll be in your System Preferences tab:

You’ll sort of lose line quality, but it beats having to replace your nibs, since buying replacement ones aren’t cheap. Make sure you also check your tablet pen holder, since it has a lot of replacement nibs in there!

Imagine being held by jin’s hands. Your paper thin covering shudders because of the cold wind, so he holds you close. Each time he glances at you, his smile grows wider. He complements you with a hot chocolate to contrast the cold, chilly afternoon. He unwraps your scarf, like peelable plastic, and nibs at your powdery skin.
Jin had just taken a bite off of you.
You’re a doughnut.

another useful trick to save your wacom nibs is to simply use less pen pressure. Go to your wacom settings and change the pen pressure sensitivity there. Good for your wrist and you wear down your nib much slower.

I’ve heard some wacom tablets used to (or maybe still does?) have this weird texture on the drawing area and apparently that made the nibs wear down faster than on older models.