Wacom Introduces New Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display
March 2, 2010

Wacom Introduces New Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display

Vancouver, Wa. - Wacom introduces the Cintiq 21UX, its newly redesigned interactive pen display delivering ergonomics and a color-accurate LCD display. Designed to meet the demanding needs of professional photographers, designers, artists, and animators, the new Cintiq 21UX offers creative control, comfort, and productivity. 

The Cintiq 21UX experience starts with new pen performance, capable of capturing the slightest nuance of pen pressure against the LCD surface, as well as offering 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, says a representative. Other enhancements include rear-mounted Touch Strips, each with an accompanying thumb-controlled Touch Strip Toggle button that controls up to four different user-assigned functions per application, such as zoom, scroll, brush size adjustment, and canvas rotation. The overall design has been refined and updated in an all-black color scheme.

The Cintiq 21UX Grip Pen features Wacom’s new proprietary Tip Sensor technology, offering users near-zero (one gram) starting pressure for the most sensitive interactive pen display performance to date.

The Cintiq pen delivers 2048 levels of pressure, doubling the resolution of the pen’s pressure curve and greatly improving the accuracy of pressure-sensitive effects such as controlling line weights or opacity adjustments. The Grip Pen also features a pressure-sensitive eraser and two customizable side switches that can be customized for commands such as double-click and right-click.

The customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys, eight located on each side of the display’s bezel, are instrumental in helping improve workflow and boost productivity by placing commonly used commands at the fingertips. Pressing the top ExpressKey brings up an on-screen display showing the settings of all the ExpressKeys and Touch Strips. The close proximity of these tools to the actual work area is efficient, comfortable, and helps save time by minimizing dependence on the keyboard without taking focus away from the pen hand.

New to the Cintiq 21UX are two user-defined, four-function Touch Strip Toggle buttons which control the function of their associated Touch Strip, located on the back of the bezel. The position of an illuminated LED located along the perimeter of the Toggle button indicates the current function of the Touch Strip. The application-specific Touch Strips can be used for up to four functions, such as zoom, scroll, brush size adjustment, and canvas rotation per application.

The Cintiq 21UX’s patented stand allows users to recline the pen display at any angle between 10 degrees and 65 degrees to match the users ideal working posture. In addition to reclining, the Cintiq 21UX can be rotated up to 180 degrees in either direction to take advantage of natural drawing movements or offer a different viewing angle.

The new Cintiq 21UX (DTK-2100) priced at $1999 is intended to begin shipping in the United States, Canada, and the majority of Latin America countries in late March or early April.