Last year, the UK Graphic Design industry was valued at £3.6 billion and, as it continues to grow, staying ahead of the curve is essential for businesses in the sector.
Our team is tasked every day with finding the right tech solutions for designers, and we are often asked the important question: ‘Are iPads good for graphic design?’
With that in mind, in this article we’ll explore the potential of iPads for graphic design, the benefits they offer, and why leasing an iPad from Lease Loop might just be the best move for your career.
Can iPads be used by graphic designers?
Put simply, yes.
iPads are powerful and portable devices that can assist designers working on the go. With the advancements in Apple’s hardware and software in recent years, iPads have become an ideal tool for creative professionals.
Here, we detail some of the reasons why iPads, now more than ever, are useful for graphic design.
iPads are incredibly lightweight and easy to transport, making them ideal for designers on the move. Whether you’re working within an office, a café, a co-working space or even your own home, iPads easily slip into your bag and adapt to any workspace.
The advancements in an iPad’s touch-sensitive screen and Apple pencil, alongside software applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Procreate, have offered designers a more hands-on approach to design work. It is a great tool for illustrators who require a device that allows them to sketch, draw and annotate directly onto the screen for a more natural and streamlined design process.
One of the reasons that iPads have become such an effective tool is due to their increased connectivity with iPhones, MacBooks and other Apple products. Designers can easily switch from working on their iPad on the train and pick up straight where they left off on an iMac in the office.
Most modern iPads feature high-resolution Retina displays to ensure your design looks as accurate, vibrant and true to colour as possible. Apple is currently the industry leader in colour accuracy in the consumer electronics space and recognises the importance of graphic designers who require accurate colour representations in their work.
Widening app selection
Apple’s App Store offers a wide array of creative apps that designers will be familiar with, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Procreate and Figma. These apps are now optimised for use on the iPad and allow designers to perform complex design work without issue.
iPads are great for supporting multi-tasking, allowing designers to easily switch between apps as required; ideal for enabling a smooth design process.
What are the benefits of using iPads for graphic design?
Now that we have established that iPads can be used for graphic design, let’s explore the benefits of using them.
High-end desktop computers and graphic tablets can be expensive, which is why many designers opt for a more affordable iPad. The iPad integrates the functionality of a computer and a tablet in one, allowing you to access professional-grade performance for substantially less, even more so when leasing an iPad.
iPads are an ideal tool for remote work because of their compatibility with other remote work tools and cloud storage solutions. Designers can work from anywhere in the world, offering them flexibility and creative freedom.
A large part of graphic design requires collaboration with clients or other members of your team. Unlike desktops, iPads allow you to easily showcase your work or even make real-time changes, boosting client satisfaction and decreasing the time spent on back-and-forth design changes.
iPads are designed to be energy efficient and made sustainably, with the latest model (10th generation) containing at least 26 per cent recycled or renewable materials. If you are a designer looking for a more eco-conscious way of working, the iPad is undoubtedly worth considering.
Easy to use
Even if you haven’t used an iPad before or are new to graphic design, the iPad offers a user-friendly platform with intuitive design apps that are easy to use and learn.
Why lease an iPad from Lease Loop?
If you’re now considering using an iPad for your graphic design needs but don’t want to commit to buying a device outright, why not consider leasing?
There are multiple benefits that we regularly hear from our customers that we’ve detailed below:
One of the biggest benefits of leasing an iPad is that it provides designers and businesses with a more cost-effective way of accessing the latest technology without a substantial investment.
We work with companies of all sizes, but we find that this option is especially advantageous for freelancers and SMEs with budget restrictions.
We offer a three-year warranty on all of our iPads and products to ensure that your device remains in working condition. Plus, should we need to take your iPad for repairs, we always offer a temporary loan until the original is returned to you to reduce business downtime.
The other benefit of Apple products is that you’ll have access to 24/7 AppleCare telephone/chat support. This allows you direct access to expert Apple technicians who can try to solve any hardware or software issues.
Technology is constantly evolving, and Apple is notorious for bringing out new and improved devices every 12 to 18 months. When you lease with Lease Loop, you can easily upgrade your plan to the latest iPad model once your current lease expires to ensure that, as a designer, you always have access to cutting-edge hardware.
One of the main reasons businesses choose to lease devices with Lease Loop rather than buy equipment is that it is 100 per cent tax deductible. Leasing is a great method of reducing tax, as all payments can be written off against your end-of-year tax bill.
Pick your iPad with Lease Loop
Leasing an iPad with Lease Loop is easy, affordable, and stress-free. We offer lease options to suit all needs and budgets and offer three-year parts and labour hardware warranties for your peace of mind.
Whether you’re in need of the latest generation iPad or a Pro with its superior screen size and resolution, we stock a wide range of models.
If you are interested in learning more about our Lease Loop iPads, feel free to browse our website or get in touch with our team today on 01952 876928.
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