I just got a Cintiq and I have one question to all of you users out there and that is how do you keep this thing clean? I am finding that it is picking up finger prints like crazy. I guess this is to me expected. Is this just something you get used to?
I know this may be a dumb question, but I had to ask.
I hear you! My Cintiq is always getting smudges and finger prints.
I typically use one of those “screen shammies.” I got mine with my Macbook Pro, but I’m certain you can pick these up at most techy stores. I just clean it when I’m done sketching and it’s ready for my next session. I also know some people use a half glove, which you can see here—> http://www.smudgeguard.com/
I’ve never used one of these gloves, but the people that do swear by them apparently. Another trick I do is to rip a piece of paper into a small square and allow my hand to rest on that. It allows my hand to glide better and I don’t get nearly as many smudges.
Anyway, those are all my tricks. They seem to help, but there will ALWAYS be those prints/smudges. Price you pay for dropping mega dough on a sketchpad!
Monster cable makes a screen cleaner that comes in a pretty good sized bottle ( there are two sizes, the big ones worth it) and a cleaning towel. Cleans laptop and TV screens like they were new. Hope that helps. Good luck, fingerprints are the devil, especially on all the new glossy technology.
Just out of interest Justin, which size Cintiq do you have ?
How have you found it compared to sketching on paper ?
What program do you use with it ?
I’ve been mulling it over for a while now… I don’t know how long I can hold out for the missing Apple tablet
Problem is I don’t know if I can justify the purchase when really most of the sketching I do is for myself as most of my clients usually just want to see the sweet 3D renders… it’d be more of a toy for me I think.
I have the 22 inch. I love it and I have to say that it has cut the time that it takes for me to do thing almost in half. We do quite a bit of sketching, but it is also great for laying out art, touching up pics, and so on. If you have the cash I would suggest getting one. It is a great investment.