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Wacom adds a touch more control to its 22-inch interactive pen display

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New Cintiq 22HD touch extends the senses to deliver a natural and seamless on-screen experience for creative professionals

30th April 2013 - Wacom, the industry leader of pen tablets for professional designers, today announces that it is bringing touch control to its Cintiq 22HD interactive pen display. Combining multi-touch with Wacom's renowned pen technology, the new Cintiq 22HD touch offers an immersive on-screen experience and a more intuitive and natural way to work. Additional features including a 21.5² full HD display, an ergonomic rotating stand and 16 customisable ExpressKeys, make the Cintiq 22HD touch ideal for creative professionals such as graphic designers, animators and game developers. 

Extended use of the senses

Giving users the power to work with digital tools but in a completely natural and intuitive way, multi-touch supports gestures for rotating canvases, zooming images in and out, and moving work around. The Cintiq 22HD touch closely replicates the experience of working with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints and markers, while giving the artist powerful capabilities that only exist in today's creative software applications. Multi-touch is supported in both Windows 7/8 and Mac OS as well as in touch savvy applications such as Corel®'s latest PainterTM 12.2 update and Autodesk's Mudbox and Sketchbook Pro.

Superior HD screen

The Cintiq 22HD touch offers a wide-format, full HD LCD with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. Combined with it's life-like colour quality which displays 16.7 million colours, the Cintiq 22HD touch is ideal for professionals with workflows such as graphic designers, animators, video and film editors or game developers.

Create in comfort

The Cintiq 22HD touch provides best-in-class ergonomics that professionals working long hours will appreciate. The adjustable stand allows for real display rotation, offering both landscape and portrait viewing angles as well as the option to set an incline between 10 - 65°, helping to increase comfort and productivity. It's multi-touch capabilities also provide users the option to quickly and easily rotate canvases on screen using gestures, perfect for illustration, sketching and painting.
 
Improving workflow and creative output even further, the Cintiq 22HD touch offers 16 customisable, application-specific ExpressKeys in total located on each side of the display's bezel. User-defined Touch Strips, conveniently placed on the back of the display can also be used for such functions as zoom, scroll, brush size and canvas rotation.
 
Sophisticated Cintiq Pen

Delivering virtually the same feel and feedback as traditional brushes and pens, the Cintiq 22HD touch features Wacom's professional-level pen performance (2,048 levels of pressure and tilt sensitivity) to produce dazzling artistic effects within creative software applications from Adobe®, Corel®, Autodesk® and many more. The Cintiq 22HD touch supports the optionally available Art Pen and Airbrush to deliver natural brush effects within Adobe® Photoshop® and Illustrator® (CS3 and above) as well as Corel® PainterTM(10 and above).
 
With the existing 13HD, 22HD, 24HD and 24HD touch, there is a Cintiq interactive pen display to suit anyone's workflow requirements and budget.

Availability and Pricing

The Cintiq 22HD touch is priced at £1899.99 including VAT and will be available in http://uk.shop.wacom.eu/detail/index/sArticle/551.
 
For more details please visit the Wacom website at www.wacom.eu/cintiq-22hd-touch or have a look at the product video on Wacom Europe's YouTube's Channel at http://youtu.be/aqm7Feu5Hwg.

Inspiration from the ‘Pioneers of Now'

For further information on what can be achieved with a Wacom Cintiq, check out Wacom's ‘Pioneers of Now'. The ‘Pioneers' are inspiring because they have vision, talent, perseverance and stamina. But above all, they have the tools to make their new worlds a reality.
 
More about the Pioneers of Now: http://pioneersofnow.wacom.com/.

About Wacom

Wacom Europe GmbH is a subsidiary of Wacom Company, Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727). Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality. Millions of customers are using its cordless, battery-free, pressure-sensitive pen technology.

The company also offers its products as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom Feel IT Technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.