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Wacom Pen Compatibility & Replacements

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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!


NOTE:
Pens with an 'E' denote that it has an Eraser.


(Updated as of April 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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- 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, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- Intuos3 (PTZ431W, -631W, PTZ430, -630, -930).
- Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD (DTK/H2400), Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD (DTK/H1300).
- Cintiq Companion 1/2 (DTHW1300M/H and DTHW1310M/H), and Companion Hybrid (DTH-A1300).

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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- 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, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- Intuos3 (PTZ431W, -631W, PTZ430, -630, -930).

- Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD (DTK/H2400), Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD (DTK/H1300).
- Cintiq Companion 1/2 (DTHW1300M/H and DTHW1310M/H), and Companion Hybrid (DTH-A1300).

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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- 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, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- Intuos3 (PTZ431W, -631W, PTZ430, -630, -930).

- Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD (DTK/H2400), Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD (DTK/H1300).
- Cintiq Companion 1/2 (DTHW1300M/H and DTHW1310M/H), and Companion Hybrid (DTH-A1300).

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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- MobileStudio Pro 13 and 16 (DTHW1320L, DTHW1320M, DTHW1320H DTHW1620M, DTHW1620H)
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD (DTK/H2400), Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD (DTK/H1300).
- Cintiq Companion 1/2 (DTHW1300M/H and DTHW1310M/H), and Companion Hybrid (DTH-A1300).

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
- Intuos3 (PTZ431W, -631W, PTZ430, -630, -930).

- Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- 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.

Two older Grip Pens, for really old Cintiqs, are the ZP501E and UP911E, but arent manufactured anymore.

Compatibility

- Cintiq Pro 13, 16, 24, 32 (DTH-1320, DTH-1620 DTH-2420, DTK-2420, DTH-3220) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- 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, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), Cintiq 24HD (DTK/H2400), Cintiq 22HD (DTK/H2200), Cintiq 13HD (DTK/H1300).
- Cintiq Companion 1/2 (DTHW1300M/H and DTHW1310M/H), and Companion Hybrid (DTH-A1300).

Not compatible with prior Intuos: 
- Intuos3 (PTZ431W, -631W, PTZ430, -630, -930).

- Intuos2, Intuos, CTL4100, CTL6100, CTL480, CTH680, etc.
- 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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- 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, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- 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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- 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) and 16 Non Pro (DTK1660).
- Intuos Pro (2017 PTH660/P, PTH860/P)
- Intuos Pro (Prev. Gen. PTH451, -651, -851).
- Intuos5 (PTH450, -650, -850), Intuos4 (PTH/K630, -640, -650, -660).
- 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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Grip Pen (Intuos3) - ZP501E

The legacy ZP501E Grip Pen, successor to UP911E.

Compatibility

- Intuos3 (PTZ-XXX)
- Cintiq 12WX (DTZ1200W), Cintiq 21UX (DTZ2100), and Cintiq 20WSX (DTZ2000W)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Grip Pen (Intuos2) - XP501E

The legacy XP501E Grip Pen, precursor to ZP501E.

Compatibility

- Intuos2 (XD0405, XD0608, XD0912, XD1212, XD1218)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Grip Pen (Old) - UP911E00/1/2

The legacy UP911E Grip Pens

Compatibility

- CINTIQ PL510, PL550, PL700, PL710, PL800, PL900, PL1600, PL2200.

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Grip Pen (Old) - UP818E

The legacy UP818E Grip Pen, similar to UP911E.

Compatibility

- Cintiq 15X, 17SX, 18SX, DTU Series

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Art Marker - ZP600

The legacy ZP600 Art Marker. Similar to newer Art Pen.
Angled pen tip and rotation sensitive.

Compatibility

- Intuos3 (PTZ-430, 630, etc)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Classic Pen (Intuos3) - ZP300E

The legacy ZP300E Classic Pen. Old version of newer Classic Pen.
Thinner profile and no rubber grip.

Compatibility

- Intuos3 (PTZ-430, 630, etc)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Classic Pen (Intuos2) - XP300E

The legacy XP300E Classic Pen. Old version of newer Classic Pen.
Thinner profile and no rubber grip.

Compatibility

- Intuos2 (XD0405, XD0608, XD0912, XD1212, XD1218)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Airbrush Pen (Old) - ZP400E

The legacy ZP400E Airbrush Pen. Old version of newer Airbrush Pen.
Features "Finger Wheel" to adjust brush settings.

Compatibility

- Intuos3 (PTZ-430, 630, etc)

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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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. CTL472 and CTL672.

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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Intuos Pen - LP180E/ES

Original Pens for Intuos Pen & Touch CTL-480/680.

Compatibility

- CTH480, CTL480, CTH680,
- CTH/L470, CTH670, CTH/L/T460, CTH660, CTH461, CTH661

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Bamboo Pen - LP171/0K

2010 One by Wacom Pen or Bamboo Fun/Splash Pens.

Compatibility

- CTH670, CTH470, CTL470, CTL471, CTL671
- CTH/T460, CTH660, CTH461, CTH661

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Bamboo Pen - LP170/E/K/ES

Bamboo Splash, Create, Capture, and Connect Pens.

Compatibility

- CTH670, CTH470, CTL470, CTL471, CTL671, CTL472, CTL672
- CTH/T460, CTH660, CTH461, CTH661

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Bamboo Pen - LP160/E and LP161E

Pens for Bamboo family.

Compatibility

CTT460, CTL460, CTH460, CTH461, CTH661

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.

 

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Bamboo Pen - EP150E

Pen for early Bamboo tablet.

Compatibility

- MTE450

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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Bamboo Fun Pen - EP155E

Pen for early Bamboo Fun tablet.

Compatibility

- CTE450, CTE650K, CTE650S, CTE650B

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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Graphire4 Pen - EP140E

Pen for Graphire4 tablet.

Compatibility

- CTE440, CTE640

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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Graphire3 Pen - EP130E

Pen for Graphire3 tablet. Grey, Saphire and White colors.

Compatibility

- CTE430, CTE630

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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Graphire2 Pen - EP120E

Pen for Graphire2 tablet. 

Compatibility

- Graphire2 ET0405A

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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Graphire Pen - EP100E

Pen for Graphire tablet. Similar to EP120, but not the same.

Compatibility

- Graphire ET0405

Not compatible with: 
- New/Old Cintiqs and Intuos other than whats listed above.


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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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