A graphics tablet is an input device which allows users to feed information into a computer by hand. It involves the use of a stylus, which takes the place of a pen, in order to produce hand-drawn designs, animations, graphics and typography. This allows for more individualised design creations than might otherwise be possible through using design software alone, and a tablet can therefore be an important tool for design professionals to utilise.

A graphics tablet will allow a designer to have more control over what they’re able to create for their clients. If a client has some very set ideas, it may not be possible to bring them to fruition using just a computer. By having the tablet available, the design professional can realise a customer’s ideas quickly and easily, transporting them straight to the computer screen to work on with the rest of the design rather than having to work separately with pen and paper.

Prices of graphics tablets are largely variable – you can essentially pay as much or as little as you want to. The model which you choose to purchase will depend on the features which you want and which you’re willing or able to pay for. More expensive models will typically have a higher precision level and more manoeuvrability.