New Wacom Cintiqs Paint a Pretty Picture
July 12, 2012

New Wacom Cintiqs Paint a Pretty Picture

Vancouver, WA –Tailored around the increasing demands of creative professionals, Wacom announces two new members of the Cintiq family of interactive pen displays: the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD.

Artists and designers now have two new options for working directly on screen. As with the Cintiq 24HD, Wacom’s latest Cintiqs feature widescreen HD displays, ultra-wide viewing angles and premium color performance. To give professional artists and designers enhanced focus on their work and creativity, Wacom introduces the combination of a precision pen and natural multi-touch. With the addition of these models to the Cintiq lineup, anyone—from freelance industrial designers sketching in a small studio, to Hollywood animators creating the next blockbuster movie—can find a Cintiq that best fits their workflow.

The Cintiq 24HD touch: Hot Color, Cool Touch

To offer users an immersive experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work, the new Cintiq 24HD touch combines Wacom's multi-touch with its renowned pen technology. The Cintiq 24HD touch closely replicates the experience of working with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints, markers and clay, while giving the artist capabilities that only exist in today’s creative software applications.

Support for Wacom's advanced multi-touch is available in Corel’s latest Painter 12.2 update and provides a harmonious digital painting experience to artists.
Professionals with color-critical workflows, such as photographers, graphic designers, video and film editors as well as animators and game developers, will benefit from the Cintiq 24HD's life-like color quality, which displays 1.07 billion colors and 97 percent of Adobe's color gamut.
The Cintiq 22HD: Express Yourself

With Wacom’s new Cintiq 22HD widescreen interactive pen display, illustrators, designers and artists can interact with their artwork on a more personal level. By offering a pen-on-screen experience that delivers the same natural feel, response and results derived from working with traditional brushes, pencils and pens, the Cintiq 22HD workflow allows users to unleash their creativity and express themselves just like they would with real paint on canvas or real ink on paper.

Additionally, the Cintiq 22HD's unique stand is ideal for artists who prefer to rotate their entire display as part of their workflow.

To improve workflow and creative output, the Cintiq 22HD offers eight customizable, application-specific ExpressKeys located on each side of the display’s bezel. Additionally, user-defined Touch Strips, conveniently placed on the back of each side of the display, can be used for such functions as zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation.

 The Cintiq 22HD ($1,999) will be available after July, and the Cintiq 24HD touch ($3,699) is expected to ship in August.