PaperTouch Pro screen protector for iPad review

Great for digital art, but is it worth the money?

An iPad tablet with a PaperTouch Pro screen protector sitting next to the screen protector packaging.
(Image: © Future)

Our Verdict

For general iPad use, the surface texture might feel a bit sandpapery. For drawing, this is a good thing, and for writing too, as the added control you get adds to the experience. The trade-off is a somewhat dulled vibrancy of colour, a grainy look and wear-and-tear of your stylus nib.

For

  • Easy to install
  • Anti glare
  • Surface provides good pen control

Against

  • Visual grain
  • Will wear nibs out faster

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Screen protectors specifically made for the iPad, like this PaperTouch Pro screen protector, are and should be multifunctional. Yes, they need to protect against smudging, scratching, and general rough and tumble, but they also need to provide a textured surface that enhances the use of the stylus, while providing anti-glare properties. 

The glassy surface of the iPad can be too slidey for some, especially creatives using the iPad to draw, write and design. A textured surface – the mainstay of drawing tablets – is more than a novelty factor for people transitioning from paper to screen.

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The Verdict
3.5

out of 10

PaperTouch Pro screen protector for iPad review

For general iPad use, the surface texture might feel a bit sandpapery. For drawing, this is a good thing, and for writing too, as the added control you get adds to the experience. The trade-off is a somewhat dulled vibrancy of colour, a grainy look and wear-and-tear of your stylus nib.

Ben is an artist and illustrator based in Bristol. He works in traditional woodcut, drawing and digital mediums. For Creative Bloq, he reviews drawing tablets and styluses, as well as the latest and greatest digital software for artists. His artwork has been exhibited across Bristol, and his words have also appeared in ImagineFX magazine.