Troubleshoot pen not drawing in vertical or horizontal bands


This will manifest as a vertical or horizontal bands that the pen seems to ignore. These bands will extend across the full active area of the tablet.


If normal strokes look like this:

Then missing horizontal bands will look like this:

And missing vertical bands will look like this:


  • Usually it seems to be a hardware issue. Something is wrong with the tablet itself.

  • It might also be cause be electromagnetic interference

Things to try

  • Restart computer

  • Reinstall driver

  • Test tablet with another computer

  • Check if it happens with multiple applications

  • Check if it happens in the pressure test region of the tablet driver

  • If the problem persists, contact support.

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