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1. Kamvas Pro 12 is NOT a standalone product!
- This device must be connected to a computer to work.
- Your computer needs to have HDMI and USB ports available for the connection, if not, you need an adapter to convert for the connection. For example DVI to HDMI adapter, Thunderbolt to HDMI adapter, etc. (depends on what ports are there on your computer). Better NOT use a USB to HDMI adapter.
- Please make sure completely plug the USB cable & HDMI cable into the tablet. And don’t forget to connect the power adapter.
- It is only coming with a US power adapter (suit for 110V-240V). If you need EU or other power adapters, please message us for further information.
3. Driver Download and Installation
- Driver Download: Our driver will be regularly updated, so please go to Huion official web to download the newest driver, and install it on your computer.
3.1 For Windows Users:
- Please make sure there is no other brand driver on the computer and close all drawing programs before installation. (IMPORTANT) Please run as administrator when installing the driver.
3.2 For Mac Mojave (10.14), Catalina (10.15) Users:
- Our driver is compatible with Mac OS Mojave (10.14) and Catalina (10.15), please install the newest released driver on your computer and add the “HuionTablet” and “TabletDriverAgent” into the whitelist first after installing the driver.
4. Indication to Avoid Offset
- Please set the optimal resolution: 1920 * 1080
- Please set the display size to 100%: Click the right mouse button -> Screen Resolution -> Display -> 100% -> Apply.
- Frosted finish on the top and aluminum alloy rear case, comfortable to touch and durable in use.
- Application of full lamination crafts optimizes color presentation when the screen is on, eliminating a visible frame when the screen is off.
- The frosted surface of AG glass brings users the same feeling as drawing on paper.
Same Performance in a Carry-on Size
11.6-inch Compact Size
Featuring an 11.6 inches IPS Screen, the weight of the KAMVAS Pro 12 is about 0.76KG and the thickness is 11mm, only a little thicker than a mobile phone.
Ultra-Thin and Portable
- Ultra-thin and portable. It is easy to put in your backpack and carry everywhere.
- A newly upgraded Type-C interface, anti-slip design, cooling vent, and aluminum casing design provide you with more convenience and efficiency.
Digital pen PW507
- 8192 levels of pressure sensitivity
- ±60 Levels Tilt Recognition
- Stylus with a flexible nib reduces grip fatigue
4 Press Keys and 1 Touch Bar
4 Press Keys and 1 Touch Bar
Free to Set Up
Full Lamination and Anti-glare Glass
Full Lamination Technology
Anti-glare Glass Panel
Richer Color Gamut Volume
1920 x 1080 full HD Display
120% sRGB Color Gamut Volume
New Adjustable Stand
Excellent Mobile Solution for Beginners and Veterans AlikeThe media could not be loaded.
I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my fair and honest review.Whether you’re new to digital art or looking for an upgrade, I highly recommend picking up a KAMVAS Pro, I got the 12″ because it fits really nicely into my laptop bag (it actually fits in my cargo pockets of my “production” pants that I wear on set or in the woods), but all the KAMVAS Pro units have the same architecture and functional capacity. The programmable buttons are a huge game changer for me, my first pen display didn’t have anything of the sort, so this thing blew my workflow up haha.Check out the video! It covers a lot of ground pretty quickly, and honestly there’s a lot to go into with this unit. I’ve done a few of these “sponsored” tests for different companies, I’m always 100% honest about my experiences with the products, but wooooow – this one was a big one for me, the Pro 12 is legitimately the best product I’ve ever been asked to review and it’s gonna be in my laptop bag from now on no matter what.If you’re not into videos, see below. I’m pasting the writeup I made for filming, it’s got all the thoughts I organized and put into the video in written form.—————————————–The KAMVAS Pro 12 is a graphics tablet made by Huion, it features a couple programmable functions along the side, tilt sensitivity, and a 1080p display with excellent color depth. The pen also doesn’t require batteries or charging, which I enjoy because I never remembered to charge my pen on my old display, and the whole setup here can be packed into your laptop bag with your computer – in fact, I have this super fat Dell that’s just huge and heavy and this tablet still fits in the bag with it because it’s so compact.Real quick before we really get into it – I’ll be releasing a video soon where I use this exact tablet to make a font based on handwritten notes from an old book, so you can see a little more of me actually using it in-depth in that video once that’s out. For now, I mostly just wanted to talk a little bit about my experience with getting it set up since that’ll apply to everyone watching rather than, say, just illustrators or just photographers. Now!CablesThe cables are a little weird – one one end, we have the HDMI and USB that go into your computer and the power cord, and at the other end is just a single USB C plug that goes into the tablet. I know that graphics, sound, power, even ethernet can be transferred via USB C, so part of me wonders whether it would be possible to make this setup work with just a straight USB C cable the same way a breakaway box works. It would eat your computer’s battery power faster, but, it would make the cable situation way simpler. Either way, the current cable situation works fine for me and my computer, though I could see it being inconvenient in the event that someone’s HDMI and USB ports aren’t close to one another. In that case, though, you probably have at least one USB C port on your computer, so you can probably get away with using a USB C hub for this, though I haven’t tested that out myself.SetupAs soon as I plugged it in, it went to the default extra display setting, meaning it duplicated my screen onto this one. I’d say probably the majority of people using a mobile solution like this as opposed to a desktop display will probably use that setting, but my laptop has a 4K screen. So, when it’s duplicated onto a 1080p screen, it looks really bad and blurry. So I switched it to “extend my display” mode and it was fine. But, the little function buttons on the side weren’t doing anything, and after a quick Google search I discovered that the tablet actually has software you have to download to get all the usage out of it. Actually, as it was being installed, I realized that the included instructions literally say that, it’s the very first thing. So, yeah. Anyway, the program is super intuitive, but I should mention (at least for me), since I had it on “extend my displays” mode, the program tried to map the tablet to the full span of both my screens together instead of just the little one. That’s not ideal for my purposes haha. But, it means that I could use the tablet to draw across multiple monitors, which is kind of a cool feature even if I’ll never do that. Either way, very easy to fix, just pick the display you want the tablet mapped to using this little menu here, it couldn’t be easier.FunctionI set up my hotkeys here a little differently than it comes from the factory; by default it’s set so the scroll bar zooms in and out and these buttons control brush size, this one is an undo/redo, and this one lets you drag your way around the canvas. I switched it so these buttons control zooming in and out, this scroll bar here controls brush size, this one just does the undo command, and this one resets the whole canvas.I did some quick tests for the sake of the review, and I can pretty confidently say that it works very nicely – it’s more responsive and more accurate than my UG-2150 that I use with my desktop computer. I might have to pick up this tablet’s big brother and replace my desktop tablet if ti functions as well as this. By default, the pen was actually way TOO responsive for me, but it’s super easy to adjust the sensitivity right here in the tablet program, so once that was dialed in it worked perfectly. I recommend turning the sensitivity down a little in general – maybe it’s just me, I do tend to have kind of a heavy hand when I draw, but I think the pressure is a little hard to control by default and I find it a lot easier with this curve applied.Like I said before, I’ll be talking a little more in-depth about using this in the font video, so that’s about it for now. All in all, I feel like this tablet is a great example of how far this technology has come in the past few years – when I bought my first pen display, it cost more than double what this does, and it’s not in any way portable, doesn’t have tilt sensitivity, the pen has to be charged, it doesn’t have any functions built in, and it’s not even as accurate. My opinion may be a little biased because I’m comparing this to my older tech, but based on my own experiences this thing is great. I feel like a lot of people who would be looking at the KAMVAS series are probably either looking for their first graphic tablet or they’re looking to upgrade to one that has a display from one that doesn’t. I was personally looking to upgrade to something newer and more portable than my fat, old UG 2150 that has to stay on my desk.If you’ve used the KAMVAS Pro 12 and have some tips and tricks you’d like to share, leave me a comment and tell me about it
Worth The Purchase!! .. My Honest ReviewSo I want to start by saying that this is my very first drawing tablet and I bought this as a gift to myself for my birthday. As a child, I loved to draw but growing up I dropped drawing and never picked it back up. It has been yearsssss since I’ve picked up a pencil and with me not drawing daily like I used to, my talents were sure to fade. The thought of even investing in this baby would be a huge mistake and a waste of time but I made a promise to myself that I would practice drawing on the tablet every day for 2 weeks to see if my drawing would improve and if it doesn’t I would return it.This purchase was packaged nicely and came with the tablet, tablet stand, pen, pen stand, 3-in-1 cable, cloth to wipe the screen, pen nibs w/remover and an adapter cord but you must know that you NEED TO HAVE a laptop/PC and download the driver from the HUION website in order to use it. The tablet itself is lightweight, has a nice size screen for your drawing needs but it isn’t a touch screen (for those who skip through reading the product info) so a drawing glove isn’t really needed unless you don’t like smudges on your screen (I bought a glove thinking I needed it), the default buttons are for adjusting brush sizes/scrolling or zooming in/tablet screen options, the pen is comfortable to hold, and you can adjust your button bindings with the Huion Tablet program that you download.There are two issues that I have or have noticed so far with this tablet:1. The tablet doesn’t divide the screen between pc and the tablet meaning what I see on my PC screen I will see it on the tablet. I am not able to split my screen to having a program like, let’s say, Photoshop open on the tablet and YouTube open on the PC.2. The only program I am really familiar with is Photoshop but, with this tablet, the pen nor tablet buttons perform their tasks. If I drew something and made a mistake, I am able to press a button on the pen to quickly bring up the eraser but it doesn’t work in Photoshop. I have found that the bindings work perfectly for Clip Studio Paint but this is a new program that I have to learn, which isn’t an issue because I’ve grown to love it.All in all, if you are a beginner or someone who is working with a budget then you should definitely give this tablet a try. I’m big on reading customers reviews and experiences before purchasing something and I’ve also read some of the negative reviews. I honestly feel that some people are very picky and are looking to have more options than what they need so they would give this tablet a bad review. I say you should buy this and try it out and see how it works for you and if it isn’t for you then you can always return it within 30 days. I haven’t tried all the big name tablets because I myself had a budget. I haven’t met my 2 week mark yet but I honestly think I’m going to keep it and continue practicing with it!
Margarita Ramirez –
Worked for less than 24 hoursI was a full time illustrator for two decades, then switched careers and am now dipping my feet into illustration again after a 3 year hiatus. I have been using Wacom products throughout my entire career and while in school. I have never explored any other brand. I took a gamble and decided to get a Huion pen display because of the cost and raving reviews. Unfortunately, my experience was not as positive as others and I will do my best to explain how. I only had this tablet for one day, and after that I had to return it because it no longer worked. The software I use is Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Flash CS6 as well as Autodesk Sketchbook pro for sketching. I was mostly using Sketchbook Pro with this tablet, but the issues I’ll explain below happened with any software all the time.Neutral:Screen – The screen looks pretty standard. It is not as sharp as I’d like it to be (I attached images of drawings on the device vs their real appearance) and there were some calibration issues which I’ve outlined below. You cannot make any adjustments to brightness on this device. The feel of the screen is more slippery and less paper-like/with a slight grip than I’d like, but it’s not terrible.Shortcut buttons – The tablet includes software which allows you to choose what the buttons on the side of the device do. I wish that they had some sort of optional light on them as I work in the dark. This might be something specific to me so I wouldn’t consider it a bad thing, just a preference.Pros:Size – The screen feels like the perfect size for my use. I have a 32″ monitor on a swivel, so I do not have a lot of room for a 21″ tablet but also did not want to settle for a tiny screen. This is the perfect compromise if you’re in my position.Pen – Lightweight pen which doesn’t require a charge. I had no idea that this was a rarity in these devices as all of Wacom’s pen are battery-free. I do miss having an eraser on the opposite end of the pen, but it is lightweight and the rubber grip is functional.Sturdiness – The device feels well-built and, while a little heavy for me to personally carry around in my hands all day, it rests comfortably on my desk with rubber grips that prevent it from sliding when in use.Cons:Stand – If you’re going to be getting a lot of use out this device, invest in a better stand. It feels flimsy, cheap, only has to adjustable heights/angles and doesn’t provide any support. The tablet would frequently slide out because the bottom edge which holds it in place is barely wide enough to cover the tablet. I have included an image with the spacing on the display rest circled in blue.Parallax – Regardless of how many times I re-calibrated the screen using Huion’s software, parallax (where the pen and the icon on the screen are not on the same location) would happen very frequently.Cables – The cables on this device are fused together, meaning that if any of them were to go bad, you’d have to invest in another one designed for use with this tablet versus purchasing a cheap replacement for one common cable alone.Pen rest – This is not as serious as the other issues, but the pen rest that is included with this tablet is bulbous, ugly, and takes up too much room. Inside the pen rest, you’ll find spare nibs, but again this could just be stored in a compartment behind the tablet like a lot of Wacom’s devices. Since this pen doesn’t require a charge, I wish they would’ve just found a way to have a ridge where the pen could be stored on the tablet itself.Technical issues – The device stopped working after about 8 hours of use over the span of less than 24 hours. The pen was acting as if it was constantly pressing down on the display, even when hovering an inch plus overhead. I could not get this remedied by reinstalling drivers, disconnecting the device or restarting the device and PC. Huion’s support did get back to me very quickly, however, their instructions were very difficult to understand. Among them was “1) Exit Huion driver” which was the first step, and I still have no idea what that means. The software that came with the tablet is called “Huion Tablet” and maybe this is what they meant, but considering that the shortcut keys on the tablet also stopped working, I decided just to return the device and save myself the trouble of figuring it out. It is a shame because I did like the build of the tablet, but ran into way too many issues very early on to feel comfortable recommending it. I am going to believe that this was a fluke and try my hand at another Huion model at a higher price point which hopefully has a sharper screen and might better suit my needs. If these issues are present in the next pen display, I am staying far away from this brand!
Heather Murray –
A good value for the money. A worthwhile entry level..In short, this is a yes buy. We’ve had it for a couple of weeks. I used it once, my son has used it nearly every day. Cons, Nuetrals, then pros. Bought this for my teenage son. He is using it frequently and taking good care of it. Note that this is meant to be hooked up to something with processing power, It is not a self-contained screen those cost inordinately more. Your experience may vary depending on the laptop or computer that you hook it up to. Note that huion has several models, this is a lower cost model than comes recommended in many of the reviews online. The Kamvas 12 is billed as the portable model, There is even a dedicated bag sold separately Which we have not bought. For us it burns through laptop battery power too fast for an extended unplugged experience, but we bought it for an at home entry model. This screen is a little rough and not iPad smooth, possibly making it easier to scratch and wear down on nibs more quickly, but the texture is a plus. This is billed as a paper experience, and we concur. We appreciate having that texture that lets us know where we are. It comes with plenty of replacement nibs that store themselves in the pen stand – which my son and I think is just wonderful. My son calibrates the pen fairly easily whatever he switches between his Android and my Mac laptop. I had no problems adjusting to using this pen because it shows you a little square and you learn to pay attention to the square instead of the tip of your pen. I felt as if the lines actually went where I put them and wanted them. He is using the free Krita program if that’s helpful. We do have to slow down after awhile but that’s all right. You can also download other free or paid programs. I appreciate that our package came with its stand, pen and pen holder with extra nibs, and cable. There are a lot of cables with this kind of set up, but it’s easy to figure out. Huion has made a sort of three in one setup. We didn’t need anything extra with our package. There are rubber strips on The back of the tablet to keep it from slipping if you lay it directly onto your desk. It is lighyweight enough for your lap. Personally I love to use the stand that comes with it that has six different height adjustments and is very stable despite being lightweight. Huion.com has manuals, drivers, and help in easy chart format. Just click. Can’t read the manual on my Kindle, though. So…just winging it.
Artastic!Artistic! Purchased this as a device needed to further my art to the next level. Love how smooth the pen to screen is and doesn’t leave a lag like most budget tablets. Great size,easy functionality. Just beware if you don’t have hdmi and USB for your pc you will have to purchase a separate adapter for the usb-c end. Definitely worth the buy!
Super strange to set upGot this for a MacBook Pro. Had to get an adapter to allow the HDMI, and USB to plug in, then go into the side of the MacBook pro as ours does not have HDMI or USB port. After finally ordered and got all the connections was able to find the driver and get it to mirror the screen. Worked OK, was a lot of back and forth between the computer and the pad but that may have been the animation I was using. Drew pretty good, just have to be careful of how you put the stylus to the pad. The software is weird, and seems to need to be installed over and over. Have to make sure pad is getting adequate power or will not work, and the first time I didn’t need to, but the second time had to give the paid access to control the computer for the pen to work. An OK sketcher, not like a real pencil, but better than a pad with no screen mirror. Really confusing to get set up, but works now so OK.
A&E Robinson –
It’s nice, but consider a screen-less tablet.Works plug-and-play for me on Linux, except for small stuff like the slider bar. Color quality is very rich. Not sure if my regular monitor is under saturated or if this is over saturated.Since I’ve bought this a few years ago, I’ve change my mind about the practicality of having a screen inside a drawing tablet. I generally leave the HDMI cable unplugged. If it broke today, I’d but a tablet without a screen.
Not recommended for beginnerI will state that this is my first drawing tablet ever purchased and that I am a total neophyte. That said, I’m fairly computer savvy and have installed a lot of different devices over the years with no problems, or problems that I have easily been able to solve. But never have I been so frustrated trying to install a device as I’ve been for the past 24 hours with this tablet.First things first. The drivers are not provided on a disk and the booklet that comes with the product instructs the new owner to go to Huion’s site to download the drivers. The problem was that Hurion’s site was down for the entire day so the drivers could not be installed.Admittedly, it was Christmas day so there were probably millions of new owners hitting the site trying to download the drivers for their product and Huion’s server mostly liked crashed with all of the traffic. But that’s just another reason why they should include a disk with the product!Next I went to Huion’s Facebook site and found that all comments were complaints about their site being down. However, one person was offering to place the drivers in Dropbox if you gave him the model number of the Hurion device. This is how I was able to get the drivers installed.After installing the drivers on my PC, running Win 8.1 with a NON touch screen monitor, I did see the same programs loaded to my desktop PC show up on the tablet screen as well. And that is as far as I was able to go.Not only could I not get any programs to open on the tablet, but every time I tried (using the pen to touch the particular program) the program opened on my desktop PC instead of the tablet! But the worst part of it was, a pop-up appeared on my PC monitor advising me that I could swipe my screen right to access more options. Did I mention that my desktop PC does not have a touch screen monitor!?Could I make that pop-up go away on my non touch screen monitor? Nooooooo!I read the owner’s manual from beginning to end and found that it is incredibly thin on detail as is the Troubleshooting section. In fact, it didn’t even mention the problems I was having. So, off to the internet I go to do a search to see if I could find anything related to software issue for the Hurion Kamvus Pro 12. I found nothing other than to links to the Huion site.Did I mention that the Hurion site was down because they don’t send a driver disk with their products and a bazillion people across the planet were trying to access that site which is why it probably crashed faster than a pumpkin dropped from the top of a skyscraper?So next I went to Youtube to see if I could find any videos addressing the issues I was having, or barring that, any videos that might give detailed instructions on getting the tablet up and working for Windows.Nope. I struck out there as well.After 5 hours of trying to figure out the problems on my own, after uninstalling the drivers and reinstalling them, after restarting my computer several times, I still can’t get this tablet to work.This morning I was able to access the Huion site and once again, I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers from their site with the same disappointing and frustrating results. Next, I tried calling the contact number Huion provides for support. It rang several times and then I got a voice message telling me that “the person you’re trying to reach is unavailable.” What? I quit!I’m returning this product. I like my hair too much to keep pulling it out of my head in frustration.
It’s okay.After some research I decided on this brand due to to the high ratings, after my wacom broke. I’ve had this tablet for a year so far and it still works just fine. For the price of it, I do recommend it for beginners that cannot afford wacom or any of the higher brand tablets. This little tablet can get the job done, but it does have some flaws that bother me more and more each day.The first thing that stood out to me, that I really cannot stand, is the tilt recognition. The description said that there is a 60 degree tilt recognition, but that is not true. Once you start tilting your pen, the courser is no longer align and is literally an inch away from the actual pen tip. Some other cons, that aren’t really a big of a deal, you have to keep your tablet near an outlet to keep it powered up, and the quality of the screen is okay. The screen does appear darker than what you might expect. Also, I didn’t have the greatest experience with customer service. I was not able to get a hold of anyone when my pen broke after the first month and ended up having to buy a new pen on my own.So all-in-all, it is an okay tablet that can get the job done for the price it is at.
Celeste Thoms –
Portable, durable, easy set up, and cheap. Huion gets better and better.I’m a long time Wacom user until earlier this year when I sold my Cintiq Companion for a GT-221, and more recently sold a Cintiq Pro 13 for this Kamvas Pro 12. I wanted something portable that worked with my laptop. Surprisingly the Wacom 13in was too bulky and too heavy and honestly didn’t work very well. I bought this Kamvas Pro 12 and once again Huion has proved to be worthy competition. Their products get better and better (FYI: for the price of a Cintiq Pro 13, you can get this Kamvas Pro 12 and the 22).1920 x 1080 display looks great. The set up was much easier than previous models from Huion. They’ve been listening and the drivers are better. Other than the fact that I had to run out and buy a USB-C hub to use this, I was up and running once it was plugged in. That was my biggest issue. No USB-C connection. I hope that will be an option in the future.The tablet itself is lighter than the stand that comes with it. It’s about as heavy as my iPad Pro with a case on it. Fits comfortably in my lap and even though it’s wired, those did not get in the way or feel like I was working with a bunch of cables tangled around me. It was clean and I could draw on the couch or the bed.The stand, which is actually included, is very sturdy and portable. It doesn’t add too much extra bulk to my backpack.The only thing not included was a smudge guard, which is their trademark. I liked getting one.The cables are not bulky either. I can fit all of this in one of those laptop cases.