Intuos Pro

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Thank you for your recent purchase of an Intuos Pro Pen & Touch professional creative tablet and welcome to the Wacom family. To get you up and running, we offer you free valuable software, as well as installation videos, webinars, blogs and software tutorials. Wacom also has a wide range of product accessories for your Intuos Pro tablet. And if you need more help, you can contact one of our customer care representatives who are happy to assist you.

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Download your driver

Installing the software driver is necessary for your Wacom product to work properly. If you have not done so already, please download and install the correct software driver. Be sure to come back to this page for additional help in getting started with your product.

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Videos to help you get started

Tutorials on popular software applications will help you get the most from your new creative tablet and software. Check out these popular ones highlighting various techniques to get you started.


Help Guides

Please refer to the printed Quick Start Guide provided in the product box for descriptions of the parts and components for your Intuos Pro tablet and instructions for setup. Help topics will help you make the best use of your Intuos Pro tablet. You can access Help by pressing the ? icon located on the bottom right corner of the Wacom Tablet Properties in your driver, or from the Help & Support section of the Wacom Desktop Center.

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Materials used in Intuos Pro include silicone for the soft touch rubber paint with a polyurethane base on the top case. The materials do not include latex.

To address the nib wear that some customers previously reported, we introduced a new active area surface overlay with Intuos4 in January 2010. Intuos Pro has this same proven overlay sheet.  When Intuos4 had originally been introduced in 2008 some customers told us that their pen nibs were wearing faster than expected when compared to previous versions of the Intuos pen tablets. This active area surface sheet is also available as an accessory for Intuos4 at

As with traditional media such as pencil, charcoal, and pastels, any tool or pen used on a textured surface will wear after continuous use, including the Intuos nibs. This is normal as the nib is intentionally designed to be softer than the surface sheet to avoid wear on the sheets. This wear occurs faster or slower depending on the smoothness of the surface, hours of usage, the type of nib and the amount of pressure applied when used.

Intuos Pro is targeted to serious creatives both the professional and enthusiasts. These artists work in multiple industries including photography, graphic design, illustration, product design, fashion, automotive, and others. They demand professional tools that work reliably with precision and accuracy as a seamless part of their workflow every day.
There are four products in the Intuos Pro line and each comes complete with a Wacom Grip Pen, pen stand, Wireless Accessory kit and replaceable nibs; and software installation CD:
  • Intuos Pro small
  • Intuos Pro medium
  • Intuos Pro Special Edition medium
  • Intuos Pro large

The Special Edition tablet features a new, sleek, silver and black design.
Yes, wireless is an essential part of today’s creative workflow offering the best possible flexibility and comfort. We decided to make all Intuos Pro wireless.
With a Wacom Wireless Accessory kit you can conveniently work wirelessly without the clutter of cables. It consists of three parts: the wireless module, a rechargeable battery and a wireless USB receiver. All Intuos, Intuos Pro and Bamboo 3rd generation products are compatible.
Choosing the right size tablet is a personal choice depending how the customer plans to use it. The most popular size is medium. Some sketch and drawing artists prefer the large tablet because it offers more space to draw freehand lines. Those with limited space or that need a tablet for mobile use may prefer the small one.
XL tablets are typically used for specific applications and are niche products. Thus, we found that multi-touch functionality would not give an extra benefit in these niche applications and therefore focused on the sizes where touch is beneficial.
Although the OLEDS in Intuos4 were a major improvement over blindly operating an Intuos3 tablet, we’ve improved the customer experience even further. By observing customers, we learned that each time they looked down at the OLED displays to check their settings they lost time. It interrupted their workflow. By replacing the OLEDs with the new Express View display customers can stay focused on their work. With one touch and one glance at the screen they know the status of their application specific settings without distractions.
Multi-touch improves the workflow mainly by enhancing the ease of navigation. Customers use it in ways they never expected as part of the creative process. The precision and control of the pen combined with the natural and intuitive nature of touch is powerful and will drive richer experiences and results.
The technology we use is a proprietary Wacom technology. It allows Wacom to design the best touch experience required in the creative workflow.
Customers can use almost all the standard Windows 8 and Mac gestures on their Intuos Pro tablets. They can even customize three, four and five finger gestures to fit into their own workflow.
From a multi-touch perspective, Intuos Pro touch supports the standard Microsoft applications (including Windows Photo viewer) and Apple as well as the main applications from Adobe, Corel, Autodesk and AmbientDesign (Art Rage). The main Internet browsers are also supported.
Pen and touch work in an exclusive mode (non-simultaneous) only. Thus customers can either use gestures or the pen, but not both at once. The tablet recognizes when the pen is in its reach and pen input overrides touch input. The tablet is designed this way so customers don’t accidentally execute a gesture while using the pen.
With one touch of the capacitive ExpressKeys, a heads up display immediately appears on the screen showing all of the ExpressKey settings. Similarly, touch the Touch Ring to see the current settings. This time-saving feature also enables customers to access and customize their settings for any application.
The Express View display complements the Radial Menu. It does not replace it.

To make it easier to see the active area while working, Intuos Pro includes illuminated corner marks. Customers can adjust the brightness level depending on their personal preferences.

Yes, many professionals use both a Wacom Intuos tablet and a Cintiq creative pen display. Depending on the type of work they’re doing they’ll use one or the other. Even if a customer uses a Cintiq for their primary work they may choose to use an Intuos when travelling.

With an Intuos Pro, customers can use a variety of pens. The colour rings help to differentiate one pen from the other. Basically, there are two main scenarios for the rings. First, if you use different pens with unique settings, use the colour rings to identify one pen from the other. Second, in surroundings where several people share a workspace, the rings are a way to individualize one's own pen.

For customers entering the professional world of Intuos we offer different software bundles, depending on their region. Basically, we give users a choice of software they need in addition to the Intuos Pro. Thus we have created our software download program and also offer different packages regionally.
Wacom continues to look for ways to reduce its environmental impact whether at our offices worldwide or in our packaging. With the Intuos Pro packaging we’re using compostable bamboo inner tray and recyclable materials while reducing the amount of packaging. This all adds up to less environmental impact.
Depending on the size and touch capability, Intuos Pro pen tablets are available at prices for any budget:
  • Intuos Pro Small - $249
  • Intuos Pro Medium - $349
  • Intuos Pro Medium Special Edition - $379
  • Intuos Pro Large - $499

Taxes not included in these suggested retail prices.

All Wacom products are generally available through popular retail stores and an extensive network of dealers. In addition, customers can buy online either through the Wacom e-store or through leading retailers. This may vary from country to country. To find the nearest location in your country, please go to
With Intuos Pro, customers have a full solution to choose from. All accessories have been designed to enhance their creativity and lifestyle. The accessory options include pens and nibs, surface sheets and carrying cases as well as the Wacom Wireless Accessory kit.


Accessory pens: all include a pen stand, an assortment of replacement nibs, and nib removal tool.

  • Pro Pen: New highly ergonomic designed pen providing all popular Wacom pen features. Ships with case. Includes 9 standard nibs and nib removal tool and 3 color rings to use to distinguish your pen from others.
  • Art Pen: our most popular accessory pen provides rotation and the feel of flat brushes, markers, calligraphy pens and other natural media tools. Use it with either a round or chisel point nib. Application software support required.
  • Classic Pen: designed for those that prefer a thinner pen, it is an alternative to the standard Grip Pen.
  • Inking Pen: capture drawings on paper as well as on your computer using this versatile pen with both an ink cartridge and nib.

Carrying cases: designed to protect the tablet while carried from place to place, these soft zippered cases with built-in storage for pens are available in three sizes: small, medium and large.


  • With the Intuos tablets there is a full complement of nibs to match the activity. Nib selection is personal. From talking with customers we’ve learned that everyone has their own preference even for the same type of work.
Yes, all five of the Intuos4 pens (Grip Pen, Classic Pen, Art Pen, Inking Pen, and Airbrush) are compatible with the Intuos Pro tablets as are the replaceable pen nibs.
Nibs wear with use just like traditional media - pencil, charcoal, and pastel or any tool - used on a textured surface. This is normal. In fact, to avoid wear on the surface sheet, the nib is intentionally designed so it’s softer than the sheet. This wear occurs faster or slower depending on the smoothness of the surface, hours of usage, the type of nib and the amount of pressure applied when used.

nib wear

We encourage customers to protect their investment and avoid scratching their tablet by replacing the nib before it is worn to a sharp point or gets too short:

It is RF with 2.4 GHz solution. RF offers a number of advantages over Bluetooth for both Mac and Windows users: it’s easy, features an immediate pairing process, avoids compatibility issues and eliminates the installation process while providing good performance with little power consumption.
Battery life depends on the several factors: the Intuos Pro tablet model, the applications and the intensity of use. To conserve battery life set your LEDs to low or off. Expected battery life is:

Intuos Pro Small - 10 hours
Intuos Pro Medium - 9 hours
Intuos Pro Large - 6 hours

In only 3.5 hours the battery charges up to 85% of the full capacity. To fully recharge an empty battery takes less than 6 hours.
Yes. When the USB cable is connected, wireless is switched off. The battery starts to recharge and the tablet works in USB connection mode.

Yes. Use a standard USB wall charger with 5 Volt output and the USB cable that ships with Intuos Pro to connect the tablet to the charger. The tablet will operate normally.

Position the Intuos4 XL as part of the Intuos family with all of the benefits. It’s designed for our customers that prefer the largest work surface available. CAD/CAE professionals, especially, like this solution when used with the highly precise Intuos Lens Cursor.  Also, it’s a low volume niche product where the expected return didn’t justify the investment.

The material is a general purpose silicone elastomer.

From a technical perspective there is no touch sensor underneath these LEDs so touch will not work. Since Intuos Pro touch is relative, not absolute, we don’t expect this to impact the customer experience.


Customer Support

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Wireless Accessory Kit Battery

A replacement battery for the Wacom Wireless Accessory Kit.

Wireless Accessory Kit

Connect your Wacom pen tablet to your computer wirelessly with the Wireless Accessory Kit.

Pro Accessory Kit

Customize the feel of your pen with this professional array of nibs, grips and tools.

Art Pen

Wacom’s Art Pen replicates the feel and experience of using a traditional felt marker, but with the advantages of working digitally.

Classic Pen

The Classic Pen offers all the same features as Wacom’s Grip Pen, but in a slimmer profile, without a rubberized grip.

Grip Pen

The standard-issue pen of Intuos and Cintiq products features a cushioned grip, a customizable side-switch for shortcuts and modifiers, and pressure-sensitive pen tip and eraser.

Felt Nibs

5-pack of white, felt replacement nibs.

Stroke Nibs

This 5-pack of gray, stroke nibs offers dual springs to provide a brush-like feel.

Flex Nibs

This 5-pack of black, flex nibs gives you more “tooth” or friction on the tablet.

Standard Nibs

5-pack of standard, replacement nibs that can be used with most Wacom pens.

Professional Pen Nibs

5-pack of black replacement nibs designed for use with Intuos and Cintiq products.

Wide Bodied Pen Grip

2-pack of wide bodied grips for the Wacom Grip Pen, for use without the side switch.

Pen Grip Without Switch Hole

2-pack of standard-style grips for the Wacom Grip Pen, for use without the side switch.

Standard Pen Grip

2-pack of standard replacement grips for the Wacom Grip Pen.

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