application, available as an iOS app
for the iPhone and iPad and the recent
launch of a new version for PC and Mac
users. The images are digitized and the
designer is able to enhance and share in
a variety of formats including video.
The Imagink tool’s features include:
Sketching: pencil and ballpoint pen
Inking: round marker, calligraphy pen
Coloring: acrylic paintbrush, airbrush
Erasing: blend or erase capability
After the images have been enhanced
in the app, they can be shared and
exported in five file formats: .png, .jpg.,
mp4, .psd and .svg.
After a very successful Kickstarter
campaign in 2013 iskn easily surpassed
its target goal – reaching approximately
988 percent – with nearly 2,400 backers
pledging $346,000. In February 2014,
the iskn team went to work, specializing
in electronic engineering and user experience, with a mission to combine the
natural experience of tangible tools with
the power of digital technology.
“We are at the dawn of a paradigm
shift, where the border between the
digital world and the physical/ material
world is opening up and allowing for
simple, creative interaction between the
two worlds,” Jean-Luc Vallejo, CEO of
iskn, said on the company’s website.
According to the company, its technology is based on 20 patents and more
than 70 years of research and expertise
in magnetism at the Alternative Energies
and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA).
iskn says its patented technology will
soon be integrated into many devices
with multiple applications. iskn.co
The iskn Slate allows designers to take their hand-drawn designs and turn them
into digital files.