- 1 reusable screen protector
- 2 ballpoint Apple Pencil tips
- 1 protective storage sleeve
iPad Compatibility Guide
Rock Paper Pencil is compatible with:
- iPad Pro 12.9" (3rd generation and newer)
- iPad Pro 11"
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini (6th generation)
- iPad 10.2" (7th, 8th, 9th generation)
👉 Don't see your iPad size? Let us know what size you're looking for here.
Shipping and Returns
US Domestic Orders: Free standard shipping in 3-5 business days
International Orders: Shipping rates will vary depending on your country and are calculated at checkout. International orders may be subject to your country's import fees, duties, taxes, and/or brokerage fees. Customers are responsible for these fees. Standard shipping orders usually take 14-21 business days to be delivered once shipped.
We do not mark packages as gifts.
*For orders shipped to the UK under £135 and to the EU under €150, we've partnered with Passport Shipping as the Seller. VAT and duties will be calculated and charged at checkout. You must select the Passport Shipping option to utilize this.
- Can I purchase the pencil tips without the screen protector? → We are not offering the Pencil tips nor the screen protector as individual purchases. We designed them to work together to create the most realistic pen-on-paper experience for iPad. It takes two to tango!
- Can I use the Rock Paper Pencil screen protector if I have a case with a raised edge? → While we haven't been able to test every iPad case out there, we have found that our screen protector works with cases that have a raised edge.
- Is Rock Paper Pencil compatible with a Smart Keyboard? → Yes, Rock Paper Pencil and the Smart Keyboard can be used together! In fact, Astropad's CEO uses Rock Paper Pencil with his Smart Keyboard every day.
- Will I still be able to use the touch screen of my iPad with the screen protector installed? → While the screen protector is textured, the texture will not impede the normal use of your touch screen and functions like your iPad's on-screen keyboard.
- Can I use Rock Paper Pencil simultaneously with another screen protector? → We do not recommend using the Rock Paper Pencil screen protector on top of another screen protector. Doubling up on screen protectors may inhibit Apple Pencil precision, gesture detection, and screen clarity.
The only screen protector and Apple Pencil tip pairing for iPad
Unlike other products that only swap the Pencil tip or the screen texture, we’ve crafted unmatched realism by combining a custom Apple Pencil tip and a precisely engineered screen protector.
Together, they create the most realistic pen-on-paper feeling for iPad.
magnetic screen protector
The same great texture of other paper-feel screen protectors (with MUCH easier installation).
✔️ Magnetic Application: With integrated magnetic edges, you can apply and remove your screen protector in seconds.
✔️ Matte Finish: Made with nano-texture technology to mimic the texture of paper and minimize glare.
✔️ Removable & Reusable: Enjoy the matte finish of your screen protector for some projects and the crystal-clear display of your iPad for others.
...paired with fine-point apple pencil tips
A super-fine ballpoint tip for precision in every stroke.
✔️ Precise Control: Fine ballpoint tips allow for controlled and precise lines when drawing and writing
✔️ Wear Resistant: Your Pencil tip won’t wear down, and neither will your screen protector!
✔️ Straight to the Point: Like your favorite smooth ballpoint pen on paper
incredible pen-on-paper realism
Draw and write on iPad like ballpoint pen on paper.
“Finally a screen protector that actually mimics the feel of real paper. The metal tips for the pencil are genius! I draw very small details and up until now I haven't felt like I could achieve the detail I wanted, close but not quite. You have solved that for me. Thank you!”
- Bren T.
“I’ve tried a wide range of paper-like protectors to give my iPad some ‘tooth’ but they chewed up my pencil tips. The Rock Paper Pencil combo on my iPad pro is magic. I love that I can slip the screen protector off with ease, and the fine pencil tip has improved my writing legibility without having to change Apple Pencil tips once a week.
- N. Williams
meticulously designed for artists and notetakers
Sketch, Paint, Draw
Write, Annotate, Notetake
Ditch the slip: On its own, the iPad’s glass screen is a slippery surface that creates an inconsistent drag on your Apple Pencil.
Smoother, more precise strokes: Rock Paper Pencil adds subtle friction between your screen and Pencil tip, giving you more control with each stroke output.
we think you'll get attached
See how Rock Paper Pencil stacks up against popular alternatives:
Put to the test against similar screen protectors, Rock Paper Pencil passes with flying colors.
While other screen protectors often dull your image display, our nano-texture screen protector preserves color quality by reducing glare and reflections, ensuring a clearer and more vibrant display.
The microscopic texture diffuses incoming light, minimizing distracting reflections and optimizing color accuracy, resulting in an immersive viewing experience with true-to-life colors.
easy to install, remove and reuse
1. Apply Your Screen Protector
Snap your screen protector into place with integrated magnetic edges.
2. Replace Apple Pencil Tip
Unscrew your current Apple Pencil tip and easily replace with your new ballpoint tip.
3. Start Creating
Enjoy the pen on paper feel and get started drawing or writing.
digital art is in our dna
From the makers of Astropad Studio and Darkboard
For 10 years, we’ve worked closely with hundreds of thousands of digital artists who use the iPad in their drawing workflows.
What we’ve learned? Precision is everything. We know that no two artists work alike — so the ability to precisely control every element of the drawing experience is key. That’s why we built Rock Paper Pencil.
Rock Paper Pencil allows smoother, more precise Pencil strokes on the iPad.
Given my past experiences with writing on the iPad, directly, and with a few different screen protectors meant to mimic analog writing, I was a bit skeptical whether Rock Paper Pencil would make a noticeable difference. I must say I was very pleasantly surprised by how much of a difference it made! The combination of tip and screen is the closest to natural writing with a pen on paper that I’ve ever experienced on an iPad. I’m not sure I could tell which was which if I did a blind test. Pretty impressive!
Almost as important to me, I really like how the screen is designed to be easy to put on and take off. I often leave the screen on since it doesn’t impede iPad use in any way, but when watching movies or looking at photos it’s so nice to be able to quickly remove the screen and just have the iPad glass.
Well done Astropad!
This product really changes the dynamic as far as using an iPad as a replacement for my trusty old paper notepads.
I'm someone who likes a lot of grit on my screen protectors and thus has to buy a new set of pen tips each month and not only has the Rock Paper Pencil tip solved that (thank goodness) the screen has maintained that nicely scratchy ballpoint pen on paper sensation after over a week of consistent usage! To be honest, I'm surprised it works as well as it does. Surprised but pleased.
I am still trying to believe that I am writing on iPad. The feel is just like writing with paper and pen. The touch effect on iPad is little different but will get used to eventually
I love my Apple Pencil but drawing on glass wasn’t quite working out. The screen was easy to install and the feeling of paper feels more natural than Wacom tablets. Well done!