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Uses for digital stationery

Digital Handwriting

Lots of people might think of writing by hand as something uncomofortable and outdated. In many cases, though, using digital stationery is easier and more intuitive than inputting with keyboards, mouses, or touchscreens. After all, writing on paper with pens and pencils is familiar to everyone from childhood, and even a digital world, handwriting still has a role in communicating the truth of a moment, going beyond the actual words written. That is why Wacom is committed to digital stationery.

Three reasons why handwriting is making a comeback

From workplaces to schools, from public spaces to homes, computers, tablets, and smartphones are everywhere. Until recently, the theory has been that, the more we use keyboards, pointing devices, and touch UIs, the less we will write by hand. Yet now, the benefits of handwriting are being reassessed: many are finding that pens allow them to write more flexibly, accurately, and quickly. Combining the virtues of analog with the functionality of digital, Wacom’s unique pens fit your hand - and your life - perfectly.

They're quick

Want to note something that's just come into your head? Handwriting is always the quickest and easiest way to do it. Flashes of inspiration, notes to colleagues or family members, annotations on something you're reading: all you need to do is pick up a pen and start writing.

They're rich

Handwriting conveys the feelings of people writing and the circumstances in which they wrote. A hastily-scribbled note shows that someone was in a hurry; a letter in a careful hand shows consideration. Text from a pen is a mirror which reflects a rich breadth of emotion and context in a way digital characters never can.

They're smart

Moving your own hand to write or draw is a simple motion which clears the mind, helping you to organize your thoughts and commit what you are writing to memory. Simply, something noted by hand sticks in your head, and so pens are the ultimate aide mémoire.

Use Cases of digital stationery

Wacom’s digital pens are compatible with numerous creative software solutions and accurate enough to capture and render even the smallest of movements. With this responsive functionality, Wacom digital stationery is unique in the way it makes businesses more efficient, classrooms more advanced, and people happier.




Business  digital stationery

Rapid and effective communication is key to business success. And although a keyboard and a mouse are enough to write words or draw lines, sometimes, true communication works better with a pen.

Even in this age when writing by hand tends to be regarded as a bit of a hassle, in many cases, Wacom’s digital pen solutions actually accelerate business communication. By taking full advantage of their functions, users can prepare, facilitate, and share information for meetings faster and smarter.

Writing, noting, and sharing live

With a digital pen, users can write text and draw lines on what is displayed on a computer or tablet screen - and others can watch while they do it. Pariticipants in a meeting can use their pen to indicate where they want other attendees to place their focus, make notes, or propose changes as part of a smooth, fluid discussion.


Sharing documents during conference calls

Digital stationery works for audio and video calls, allowing each participant to note feedback and add sketches straight onto one document shared during a conference. With information passed back and forth quickly and accurately, group discussions across thousands of miles just got more relaxed, more communicative - and more productive.


Capture who wrote what - when, where and how

Digital stationery doesn't just offer convenience, but also more informaiton: besides offering real-time and effective communication during meetings, Wacom digital ink contains information which can be accessed at any time, allowing users to confirm who wrote what, what, and in what order. Wacom is now also developing a unique technology to analyze the feelings of the writer based on the size of the writing and the pressure applied to the pen.

Education digital stationery

In line with the adoption of information and communication technologies in various fields, education is becoming increasingly digital; in schools and adult education, ICT now goes beyond the simple use of computers and tablets as it spreads across the curriculum.

Writing letters and numbers in our own hand means using our brain, coming up with answers, and remembering them. Without changing the traditional learning style of handwriting, Wacom’s digital stationery allows education to take account of the twin importance of digital inputting and handwriting, offering a unique synthesis of analog usability and digital convenience to create educational environments which support every student individually.

Checking progress - and digitizing it

Within the education environment we provide, digital pens allow the learning progress of each student to be traced, improving the quality of education while reducing teachers' workloads. Thanks to the Handwriting Monitoring Demo for Education developed by Wacom, teachers can use one single screen to check how well children are solving problems using digital pens - and see exactly where pupils are having difficulties.

Connecting all participants of a lesson

Both remote classes and online seminars can be enhanced with a highly interactive approach which allows all participants to write in real-time. By introducing Inkspace, a Wacom-developed application, into next-generation educational spaces, educators can create an environment where writing by all participants is captured in real-time; a digital white board (IWB) which can be shared as part of in a remote lesson increases the sense of participation for each student.

Quantify the level of understanding to improve classes

In the near future, digital stationery will help review curricula and implement individualized optimal learning. Analyzing data for each pupil, such as the time spent for reaching an answer and the strokes of writing, is the most effective way to recognize their learning progress and understanding. Wacom is working to establish a system that utilizes learning histories - which are not captured by conventional paper answer sheets - for the classes of tomorrow.

Journaling digital stationery

Digital stationery allows users to be their most creative selves, enjoying their free time - and recordingwhat they do with it in a visual environment which combines snapshot images, cut-outs, and text.

From the moment we learn to write as children, the lines we draw with a pen in our hand, both words and pictures, mark our passage through the world. Many people like to keep diaries and journal, to record their passage through life - and now, there is a convenient and easy-to-use tool: Wacom digital stationery.

Make a record wherever you are, in your own way

Travel diaries, original recipes, restaurant reviews: users can cut out images, annotate them, and combine them to create their very own journal. Any single moment on any single day can be captured and retained as log data created by users in their own personal way: it's about remembering and enjoying each moment even more.

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Use a single pen for a multitide of strokes

When people first take up calligraphy or painting, they often have trouble finding the brushes and paints they need; many also prefer to limit their spending until they know whether they enjoy it or not, too. By using digital pen and paper, hobbyists can take the first step without worrying about wasting time or money. A single digital pen can be quickly transformed into ballpoint pens, line markers, and calligraphy brushes; color and intensity can also be changed as required.



Digital pens and tablets are popular with artists and creators worldwide, and Wacom has developed high-performance pen tips and screens which dock into analog stationery, making creative ways of working more satisfying and convenient than ever before. Wacom’s technologies and development capabilities expand what stationery can do.

Joy of writing

"Digital writing" may sound mechanical and lifeless, but Wacom’s solutions provide the natural feel and fine precision of writing by hand on paper. Carefully selected pen tip materials, signal noize reduction, and writing pressure detection technologies make Wacom's products the equal of analog stationery. This is what we call the “Wacom feel”—an on-paper feel that, with our more than 30 years of experience, only Wacom can provide.

On paper or on a display: write wherever you want

Wacom offers various digital pens such as battery-less EMR pens, AES pens with built-in batteries, and inking pens with real ink. Our pens are also compatible with various canvases, from screens on computers and tablets to conventional paper products such as notebooks and report pads, and you can digitize anything you’ve written. Wacom offers stationery digitalization without losing the benefits and the feel of writing on paper provided by analog products.

Design consistency

Pencils, ballpoint pens, mechanical pencils, fountain pens: Wacom’s digital pen technologies allow stationery producers to digitize existing writing implements without changing their designs. So now, popular products can evolve from analog to digital, delighting customers who want to take their favorite pen or pencil with them into the digital world.

Anywhere, any device

Wacom is active in the Universal Pen Framework (UPF) initiative to help tranlsate the key advantage of conventional stationery—i.e. that it can be used to write on any paper at any time—into digital stationery. By cooperating with a variety of partners and providing broad access to our digital pen technologies, we at Wacom are working towards a world where a writing tool compatible with any device can readily be bought at convenience stores and brand shops alike. We are committed to expanding this engagement further in the future.

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