Pencil trapping grit, scratching screen - protector?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by jonstatt1, Nov 12, 2015.

  1. jonstatt1 macrumors regular

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    My iPad pro should turn up today, of course without pencil at the moment.

    I know the pencil has a rubber tip, but if a bit of grit gets trapped under the tip and dragged across the screen it will scratch just like we see with iPhones etc.

    However, fitting a screen protector to such a large device seems like Mission Impossible.

    Is it just a question of accepting little scratches will happen over time; gently wiping the screen each time before using a stylus to minimise the risk of grit or can you really get a screen protector that size without bubbles etc?
     
  2. jonnyb macrumors 65816

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    I'd just wipe the screen with a microfibre cloth (which I do anyway) and just blow on the pencil tip to make sure there's nothing on there.
     
  3. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Please explain "under the tip".
     
  4. jonstatt1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is referring to a problem which Wacom Cintiq users will be familiar with. Although the tip of the stylus/pencil is quite small, it is still entirely possible for a bit of grit to end up wedged between the tip of the stylus and the screen. This bit of grit may be on the screen to start with, or got picked up on the end of the stylus. Then in one drawing stroke, you drag that bit of grit across the screen leaving a nasty scratch. Cintiq users have been battling this issue for years already. Wacom do not recommend screen protectors because it affects the feeling/texture as you draw with the stylus. The only risk reduction strategy has been, to wipe the tip of the stylus with your finger before using it to make sure nothing is stuck to it....and as mentioned above, give a quick light wipeover with a microfiber cloth.

    I posted this, to get thoughts from other iPad pro owners whether they were going to try and use a screen protector or whether it is even viable for such a large surface area.
     
  5. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    An easier solution might be to give the pointed tip of the pencil a wipe with your fingers each time you use it rather than a screen protector.
     

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