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Get Started with your new Bamboo Spark

The Bamboo Spark App is now known as the ‘Wacom Inkspace App’. This app provides the same features and functionality for you to use your Bamboo Spark as the Bamboo Spark App. You can search for the Wacom Inkspace App in either the Apple iOS App Store, or the Google Play store, or you can download it by going to the following links:

Google Application Play Store

It’s easy to get started with Bamboo Spark, and turn your ideas on paper into practical digital notes. Use the Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) to sync your notes, drawings and doodles across devices. Use the Wacom Inkspace app (Bamboo Spark app) to make basic edits to your work. Then refine them further, or work on them together with others via the free Bamboo Paper app.

Follow the steps below to make the most of your new smart folio.

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Sync, Refine, Edit Notes

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Share notes in Bamboo Paper

Set up your Bamboo Spark

Step 1

1. Turn on Spark

Step 2

2. Hold for 5 seconds

Step 3

3. Select your Spark

Step 4

4. Press to confirm

Step 5

5. Enter unique name

Step 6

6. Adjust Spark Position

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7. Success

Sign up for Inkspace (Wacom Cloud)

Registering your Bamboo Spark with Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) helps you simply and seamlessly sync all of your Bamboo Spark content for access from any Bluetooth® Smart enabled device (iOS/Android) with the Wacom Inkspace app (Bamboo Spark app). You’ll get 5GB of storage free.   

This is where your notes will be automatically synced for you access again any time, anywhere. It’s free to set up an account and it comes with 5GB of storage.

With Inkspace you can sync and access your notes across devices. You can also export your notes for use in other apps, such as Evernote and Dropbox. And if you don’t have a smart device on hand, you can still access your notes on the web at inkspace.wacom.com.   

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Start writing.

Use the Bamboo Spark pen and start writing on paper. When you’re finished with a page of notes, press the button on the smart folio to save them to the Wacom Inkspace app (Bamboo Spark app). Don’t worry if you forget to press the button before starting a new page. Your notes are time-stamped, so you can arrange them later in the Wacom Inkspace app (Bamboo Spark app).

Your pen requires a Bamboo Spark ink cartridge to work, available for purchase on the Wacom website.

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The Wacom Ink Layer Language (WILL™) is the universal inking engine and ink layer framework that connects hardware, software and applications. By using WILL™ technology, the notes you capture on the Bamboo Spark or with Bamboo Paper will remain editable for further refinement or enhancement within the Wacom ecosystem.

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Seemlessly exchanging WILL data
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Bringing hardware and software
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Building a world of ink users.

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The Bamboo Paper app lets you manage and organize your notes, as well as share them with your peers. To get started, simply export your notes into Bamboo Paper.

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FAQs

For a complete list of tested devices go to wacom.com/comp. iPads featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and iOS 8 or later:

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad (4th generation)
  • iPad (3rd generation)

iPhones featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and iOS 8 or later:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4s

Android™ tablets featuring Bluetooth® smart technology and Android 4.3 or later. We tested a limited number of devices including:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 8.0”
  • Samsung Galaxy Note® 10.1’ 2014 Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy Note® Pro 12.2”
  • Samsung Galaxy Note® 3
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 9
  • LG G3
  • ZenFone 5

To check compatibility, go to the Google Play Store from your smartphone or tablet and look for the Bamboo Spark app. If it is listed, then your device is supported.

No, you cannot directly use Bamboo Spark with your computer. However, using an Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) account, you can upload your files to the cloud. Once in the cloud, you can access your files in JPG and PDF format from another device by going to inkspace.wacom.com.

No, you do not need to have your device with you in order to use your Bamboo Spark. The Bamboo Spark has its own memory and can hold up to 100 pages before you need to transfer files to your device. You will know when the memory is full when both the blue and orange LEDs are illuminated.

Yes, you can use your Bamboo Spark with different devices as long as the device is compatible. See our compatibility list at wacom.com/comp. Although you can only connect Bamboo Spark to one device at a time, it is possible to install and use the Bamboo Spark app on multiple devices. Notes can be synced between the Bamboo Spark app on different devices using Inkspace (Wacom Cloud) and also accessed via the web by going to http://inkspace.wacom.com.

The tablet sleeve can hold a tablet with a screen size of up to 246 mm (9.7 inches) diagonal with external dimensions of 174 x 240 x 7 mm (W x H x D) (6.8 x 9.4 x 0.27 inches).

Since it’s designed for devices the size of the iPad Air 2 or smaller, use those exceeding these dimensions, e.g., iPad (4th generation), iPad (3rd generation) and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7", with the Smart folio with gadget pocket (CDS600G) instead.

Although we recommend using A5 paper (5.8 x 8.3 inches or 148 x 210 mm), you can use many types of paper as long as it is no thicker than 50 pages or 5 mm (1/5 inch). The Bamboo Spark is designed for use with standard A5 size office notepads that open from the top. To purchase A5 notepads that fit your Bamboo Spark as well as other accessories, go to wacom.com and click on "Store.”

It is necessary to use the Bamboo Spark pen. It contains technology that communicates with the Bamboo Spark.

Yes, the Bamboo Spark supports 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

No, the Bamboo Spark is only compatible with the Bamboo Spark pen.

Yes, the ink cartridges that come with the Bamboo Spark are unique to the product. The copper coating on the cartridge helps the communication between the pen and the Bamboo Spark.

Please try re-pairing your Bamboo Spark to your device.

  1. Go to the general settings
  2. Select Bamboo Spark
  3. Select Pair Bamboo Spark
  4. The Bamboo Spark app will guide you through the pairing process

For more information, visit wacom.com/bamboo-spark-start. If you continue to experience issues, please contact the Customer Care team for your region by going to wacom.com and clicking on “Support”.

The Bamboo Spark battery will last up to 8 hours with continuous use.

You can edit your pages with the Bamboo Spark app on your iOS or Android device, or export your notes to work on them from another device. There are a variety of editing features within the Bamboo Spark app. You can split pages, combine pages as well as draw and delete content. For more sophisticated editing options, export your pages to Bamboo Paper. This app offers a selection of pens and brushes for writing, sketching, coloring and highlighting.

You can export or share notes from the Bamboo Spark app or online from the Inkspace web portal. Your notes can be exported in a variety of single-layer file formats including JPG, PDF or WILL (Wacom Ink Layer Language). You can also convert your handwritten notes to text and easily export them as plain text to other text applications. This is a premium Inkspace feature.

WILL, which stands for Wacom Ink Layer Language, is a universal inking engine and ink layer framework which connects hardware, software and applications. WILL is a technology that enables high quality digital pen and ink experience. It allows users to exchange their creations between solutions that use WILL technology. The ink remains editable and can be used in different WILL compatible apps, software and services.

Yes. You can search in your handwritten notes in the app and export them to plain text, making it easy to copy your notes into emails, presentations or any other text application. This is a premium Inkspace feature and you need to have a Wacom Cloud account to activate this feature as well as an internet connection to search and export.

Accessories

Bamboo Spark Pen

Replacement pen for your Bamboo Spark (CDS600).

Bamboo Spark Notepads

3-pack of A5/half letter size notepads designed to fit perfectly with your Bamboo Spark.

Bamboo Spark Closure Bands

3-pack of replacement closure bands for your Bamboo Spark.

Ink cartridges

D2 refill, 3-pack of ink cartridges for your Bamboo Spark, Bamboo Slate, and Bamboo Folio pen.

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