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Wacom Pen Compatibility & Replacements

Posted by Stefan Petit on

Matching all the Wacom Pens to their respective Tablets can get confusing, especially when trying to find a replacement. A general rule is that the Pens are forwards compatible, but not backwards. And most current pens are cross compatible within their respective generation. So you can use a Grip Pen on an Intuos 4, 22HD, and a Cintiq Pro (forwards/cross compatible). However, a Pro Pen 2 can't work on an Intuos 4/5, but it can work with a Pro Cintiq and Intuos Pro (2017 models).

Usually the smaller Intuos (non pro) tablets have specific pens that cannot be used with different tablets or Cintiqs. Ive noticed this has confused some people, especially when trying to get a new Pen for an older tablet, like a Bamboo, which they don't make anymore.

Check out our breakdown of each Wacom Pen, what they work with, and where to get them!
(Updated as of March 2019)

 

Pro Pen Slim - KP301E

Precision pen performance with a slimmer form factor for Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Wacom Cintiq Pro and Wacom Intuos Pro. Battery free EMR technology, 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking. Two customizable switches allow for easy access to shortcuts. The pen comes in a protective case including color rings, spare nibs and a nib removal hole.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH1320, DTH1620 DTK/H2420, DTH3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTHW1320L, DTHW1320M, DTHW1320H DTHW1620M, DTHW1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)

Not compatible with prior: 
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion 1/2, and Companion Hybrid.

Purchase | $79

 

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Pro Pen 3D - KP505

Designed with 3D creativity in mind, the Wacom Pro Pen 3D provides full navigational control in 3D. The three pen buttons are set right at your fingertips and allow you to pan, zoom and tumble in a range of 3D applications. Does not feature a pressure-sensitive eraser.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH1320, DTH1620 DTK/H2420, DTH3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTHW1320L, DTHW1320M, DTHW1320H DTHW1620M, DTHW1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)

Not compatible with prior: 
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion 1/2, and Companion Hybrid.

Purchase | $99

 

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Pro Pen 2 - KP504E

Built for Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Wacom Cintiq Pro and Wacom Intuos Pro (2017). It features 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt-response and virtually lag-free tracking. A protective case with three nibs and a nib removal hole is included. Including a pressure-sensitive eraser.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH1320, DTH1620 DTK/H2420, DTH3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTHW1320L, DTHW1320M, DTHW1320H DTHW1620M, DTHW1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)

Not compatible with prior: 
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion 1/2, and Companion Hybrid.

Purchase | $89

 

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Pro Pen - KP503E

 

The KP503E Pro Pen 1 is similar to the Grip Pen, but with an improved ergonomic design. And comes with spare nibs, color identification rings, and a carrying case for safe transport. Including a pressure-sensitive eraser.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH1320, DTH1620 DTK/H2420, DTH3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTHW1320L, DTHW1320M, DTHW1320H DTHW1620M, DTHW1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTK2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion, and Companion Hybrid.

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
or first generation Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100).

Purchase | $79

 

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Grip Pen - KP501E

The KP501E2 Grip Pen captures even the subtlest nuances of pressure. It combines 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity and response begins at only a single gram of pen pressure. Cordless, battery-free, and features two customizable side switches right at your fingertips, Including a pressure-sensitive eraser.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH-1320, DTH-1620 DTH-2420, DTK-2420, DTH-3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTH-W1320L, DTH-W1320M, DTH-W1320H DTH-W1620M, DTH-W1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTK2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion, and Companion Hybrid.

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
or first generation Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100).

Purchase | $69

 

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Art Pen - KP701E2

 

The Intuos KP701E2 Art Pen provides 360 degrees of barrel rotation sensitivity, 2048 Levels of pressure sensitivity, and tilt sensitivity. Combining these features with a unique chisel-shaped nib makes the Intuos Art Pen the most realistic tool for emulating brushes, markers, and calligraphic pens. 

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH-1320, DTH-1620 DTH-2420, DTK-2420, DTH-3220)
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTH-W1320L, DTH-W1320M, DTH-W1320H DTH-W1620M, DTH-W1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTK2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD  (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion, and Companion Hybrid.

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
or first generation Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100).

Purchase | $99

 

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Classic Pen - KP300E2

The KP300E2 Classic Pen has the same feature set as the Intuos Grip Pen, but has a slimmer profile that does not include a rubberized grip. 

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH-1320, DTH-1620 DTH-2420, DTK-2420, DTH-3220)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTK2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion, and Companion Hybrid.

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.

or first generation Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100).

Purchase | $69

 

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Airbrush Pen - KP400E2

 

A true digital airbrush, the pressure sensitive Airbrush Pen features tilt sensitivity, spray distance, and a pressure responsive tip for a realistic simulation of paint application. The Airbrush Pen is battery-free, cordless, and lightweight; a perfect tool for digital creation, editing, and image retouching.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH-1320, DTH-1620 DTH-2420, DTK-2420, DTH-3220)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, PTH651, PTH851), Intuos5 (all models), Intuos4 (all models).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTK2100), Cintiq 24HD, Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD, Cintiq Companion, and Companion Hybrid.

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
Intuos3, Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
or first generation Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100).

Purchase KP400E2 | $99

Wacom has the Old Airbrush ZP400E (Compatible with Intuos3 and Cintiq 21UX) Available Here.

 

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Intuos 4K Pen - LP1100k

 

The Wacom Intuos 4K Pen is designed for use with all models and colors of the new Wacom Intuos Creative Pen tablets (CTL4100 and CTL6100). The Pen is cordless and battery-free, with 4096 levels of sensitivity.

Compatibility

CTL4100, CTL6100WLK0, CTL6100WLE0, CTL4100WLK0, and CTL4100WLE0

Not compatible with prior Intuos:
CTL480, CTH480, CTH680, CTL490, CTH490, CTH690, CTH470, Intuos 3, 4, 5, Intuos Pro tablets, or Cintiq products.

| Purchase | $29

 

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Intuos Pen - LP190K

 

This Pen is cordless and battery-free, with 1024 levels of pressure.

Compatibility

CTL490, CTH490 and CTH690

Not compatible with prior Intuos:
CTL480, CTH480, CTH680, CTH470, Intuos 3, 4, 5, Intuos Pro tablets, Cintiq products, or current CTL4100 and CTL6100 models.

Purchase | $29

 

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A few more popular/difficult to find pens and their matching tablets:

LP170K for the CTH470 (Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch)
LP170ES for the CTH670 (Bamboo Create Pen and Touch)
LP171-0K for the CTL641 and 671 (Bamboo Splash or One by Wacom)

Included with the above, these tablets are also difficult to find replacements for:
CTL-480/S2, STH-480/S1, CTH-680/S2, CTL-480, CTH-480, CTH-470, XTL-470, CTH-460, CTL-460, CTH-661.
And their list of all compatible pens, which should all be interchangeable:
LP-160 (512 levels), LP-160E, LP-161E, LP-170, LP-170E, LP-171, LP-180, and the LP-180E (original for CTH-680).

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If you don't see the Pen you need for your tablet listed here, chances are they don't manufacture that specific pen anymore. But you might have some luck on Craigslist or eBay.

I will try to keep this list updated as new Pens, Tablets, and Cintiqs are released. Let us know if you think we missed anything!

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Need to retire the old tablet? Browse all of our new Wacom Cintiqs & Tablets HERE!
Need help choosing a new Cintiq or Tablet? Call 323.957.9557 for help!

Looking for nib replacements? Wacom has a huge selection for most of their Pen models HERE.
But not all nibs are created equal. The Pro Pen 2 (and newer pens) use different smaller nibs compared to the Grip Pen and its generation.

Purchased a new Pen? You also might be interested in the Viking Wacom Pen Holder!


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