New Cintiq Pro 13 and Cintiq Pro 16 bridges the gap between inspiration and expression, empowering professional and serious creators of digital content to take their artistry to the next level.
Wacom has announced the Wacom Cintiq Pro line of creative pen displays, the Cintiq Pro 13 and Cintiq Pro 16. The new Cintiq Pro bridges the gap between inspiration and expression, empowering professional and serious creators of digital content to take their artistry to the next level. Harnessing over 30 years of product innovation and customer feedback, the Wacom Cintiq Pro wraps the most natural and precise pen performance to date into a sleek, thin and portable form factor to help designers, illustrators, photographers or anyone with a passion for art to unlock their creativity.
“Wacom believes in our customers’ limitless potential and we are dedicated to helping them reach their creative goals by bringing art and design to life and connecting inspiration and expression through our family of products built for creativity,” said Masahiko Yamada, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wacom. “Thanks to the Cintiq Pro’s amazing pen performance and other design features, people passionate about exploring creativity can effectively transport what’s in their heart and soul to the digital canvas.”
Paramount to the Cintiq Pro experience is the new Pro Pen 2, offering unmatched creative control and precision to those who take their digital art seriously. Delivering four times greater accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the previous Pro Pen, the improved Pro Pen 2 creates an intuitive, free-flowing experience with virtually lag-free tracking on a glass surface that produces just the right amount of friction and is coated to reduce reflection. Additionally, the new optical bonding process greatly reduces parallax, providing a pen-on-screen performance that emulates the natural feel and feedback of a traditional pen or brush. Both Cintiq Pro models also feature multi-touch for easy and fast navigation as well as the ability to pinch, zoom and rotate illustrations, photos or models within supporting 2D or 3D creative software applications.
The Wacom Cintiq Pro enriches the creative workflow with its new modern, sleek and thin design, making it easy to slip into a laptop bag or backpack and move between working locations and computers. Both high resolution Cintiq Pro models come with an optimized edge-to-edge etched glass workspace for a creative platform that encourages bold pen and brush strokes. The Cintiq Pro also builds on its predecessor the Cintiq 13HD touch, offering the ExpressKey Remote as an optional accessory, so users can customize their most commonly used shortcuts and modifiers when working with creative software applications. In addition, ergonomic features such as ErgoFlex, fully integrated pop out legs, and an optional three-
position desk stand (available in February), let users focus on their work instead of constantly adjusting for comfort or sketching in a way that is counterintuitive to their style.
The Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 and 16 are compatible with both Macs and PCs and feature full HD (1920×1080) and ultra HD (3840×2160) resolution respectively. Both Cintiq Pro configurations deliver vivid colors, the 13-inch model providing 87 percent Adobe RGB and the 16-inch, 94 percent. Priced at $999.95 USD, the Cintiq Pro 13 is expected to be available online and at select retail locations at the beginning of December. The Cintiq Pro 16, $1,499.95 USD, is intended to be available in February.
“Creativity pushes artists and designers to reimagine what is possible. But for people to make the world a more creative place, they need solutions that work with them and not the other way around” said Ed Neumann, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Wacom’s Creative Business Unit. “The launch of Wacom Cintiq Pro puts the power of our flagship Cintiq line into an extremely portable device that is more adaptable than ever before — giving artists not only better precision, but also flexibility in how and where they work.”
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.