Wacom Expands Cintiq Line
“Creative professionals want their technology to be invisible,” says Varga. “That is, they need their tools of the trade to be natural, seamless and comfortable. The Cintiq 22HD meets these requirements with ergonomic features to help increase comfort and productivity.”
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. “Artists and designers appreciate the comfort and freedom that the Cintiq provides, especially during long sessions of drawing or sketching,” continues Varga.
Pen performance remains the key ingredient to the whole interactive pen display experience and Wacom’s two new Cintiqs do not disappoint. Delivering virtually the same feel and feedback as traditional brushes and pens, both Cintiqs feature Wacom’s professional-level pen performance to produce dazzling artistic effects within creative software applications from Adobe, Corel, Autodesk and many more. Both the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD support the Art Pen and Airbrush accessory pens to deliver natural brush effects within Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (CS3 and above) as well as Corel Painter (10 and above).
With four Cintiqs now in the family (Cintiq 12WX, Cintiq 22HD, Cintiq 24HD and Cintiq 24HD touch), Wacom offers a line of interactive pen displays that each have their own set of unique features and characteristics. Choosing the best model ultimately boils down to matching personal workflows with the right Cintiq.
The Cintiq 22HD ($1999 USD) will be available in the latter part of July and the Cintiq 24HD touch ($3699 USD) is expected to ship in August.