Getting started with your Bamboo Ink

Here’s an easy step-by-step guide on how to set up Bamboo Ink and get started with Windows Ink (the quick and easy pen-driven feature on your Windows 10 device).

A smart stylus for writing, note-taking and annotating, for Windows Ink. Follow these 4 easy steps to set-up your Bamboo Ink. Or see the video here.

Step 1: Check your Windows device

To check if your Windows device is compatible with Bamboo Ink, see the list of tested devices on this page.

For best experience, we recommend you to update the driver of your Windows device. Click here to download the “Bamboo Ink stylus” to your device. Please follow the on scree instructions.

Step 2: Install the battery

Twist the top end of your Bamboo Ink to unlock it. Open it to insert the battery as indicated, then close and twist the top end to lock it.

Please make sure to install the battery “–” side up.

Step 3: Side-switches

Your side-switches are set as below.
A: Right click
B: Eraser * depending on apps.

Step 4: Changing the protocol setting

Your Bamboo Ink supports two protocols. The stylus needs to match the protocol of your Windows device. If the stylus does not work on your device, you can easily switch the mode.

Press and hold both side-switches at the same time for two seconds to switch between protocols. Repeat to return to the previous protocol.

Now your Bamboo Ink is ready for use. You may also adjust it to your needs:

Choose the right nib for your favorite on-screen feel

Accessories (sold separately): Nib kit – soft, medium and firm – to best suit your way of working.

To exchange the current nib, stick it into the small hole in the built-in nib remover of the nib kit. Tilt the stylus and remove the nib.

Slide to open the nib kit and choose from left to right: firm (black), medium (gray) or soft (black).

Press up gently to install the nib of your choice. Make sure the nib is resting properly.

See the video here.

Check out pen-optimized apps

Windows Ink Workspace

Sticky Notes, sketchpad, screen sketch: The Windows Ink Workspace comes with three pre-installed apps that help you set your ideas in motion with your Bamboo Ink.

Bamboo Paper

Bamboo Paper turns your device into a paper notebook. Capture your thoughts and ideas, notes, sketches and drawings as straightforward and easy as in a real paper notebook.

Learn more about Bamboo Paper

Frequently Asked Questions

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