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Wacom reveals new, 'significantly upgraded' Intuos pen tablet

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:48:00 Z

The Wacom Intuos pen tablet is one of the first major photo editing upgrades a beginner typically invests in, and today, Wacom launched what its calling a significant "get creative" upgrade to this popular lineup. On the hardware side, the new and improved Small (152.0 x 95.0 mm | 6.0 x 3.7 in) and Medium (216.0 x 135.0 mm | 8.5 x 5.3 in) Wacom Intuos pen tablets boast Bluetooth connectivity (not all models), improved accuracy, and a smaller footprint despite having the same active tablet area as previous models. They also have a built-in pen tray, four express keys, an LED indicator and, if you buy one of the Bluetooth models, a 60% improvement in battery life. The included pen, meanwhile, uses Wacom's battery-free EMR technology to deliver 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity from an "improved ergonomic design with increased weight and soft touch grip area, in-pen nib compartment and nib extractor." Finally, for those who want to take their Cintiq Pro 24 to the next level, Wacom also introduced the Cintiq Pro Engine. This plug-and-play PC module—which we covered in detail here—turns the Cintiq Pro 24 into a full-blown Windows 10 workstation with Intel processor, up to 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA graphics, and an SSD. The Cintiq Pro Engine costs at least as much as the Cintiq Pro 24 itself, but the SSD and RAM inside are both upgradable, and its plug-and-play nature means you can swap your entire workstation from display to display as needed. If you're looking for a single, portable solution... it's an intriguing option to be sure The Cintiq Pro 24 will be available in two variations: the $2,000 Pen Display version will start shipping in March, but if you want the $2,500 Pen & Touch version, you'll have to wait until May. The Cintiq Pro Engine PC module also ships in May. For more information about the Cintiq Pro 24 or if you want to order one right away, visit the Wacom website or head over to the Wacom Store. Press Release Wacom introduces the Cintiq Pro 24-inch pen display Wacom extends the Cintiq Pro line-up with a new high performance mid-sized display built for cutting-edge creative and design applications including augmented and virtual reality. The Cintiq Pro family now features a range of sizes to meet the unique workflow and configuration needs of creative professionals. Tokyo, Japan – February 27, 2018 – Today Wacom announced the availability of the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 pen display, expanding the Cintiq Pro high-definition range, which is designed for creative professionals seeking a larger digital canvas and the power to tackle an increasing onslaught of creative applications and programs. The new 24-inch Cintiq Pro pen display joins the previously introduced 13 and 16-inch models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for every need and workspace. The pen and touch display version will be available in May, the earlier announced 32-inch model is slated for later this year. Performance you can see and feel The brilliant 4k display, 98% Adobe RGB color accuracy and a billion colors deliver a true-to-life visual experience. The pen on screen experience was also improved. The combination of the new Pro Pen 2 technology (improved pressure sensitivity featuring 8,192 levels), the etched glass surface, the reduction in parallax through optical bonding and the close to zero latency, provide artists with precise control and a more natural feeling pen on screen experience. “We know that professional artists and designers are facing an increasingly vast array of computing and display demands as they embrace emerging technologies like augmented and virtual reality, and 3D, where one size doesn’t fit all,” says Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President for the Creative Business Unit at Wacom. “Everyone has their own way of working, and we are excited to offer larger sized digital canvases with flexibility that provides more pen space for those who need it to create.” Transforming the workflow With the Wacom Cintiq Engine Pro – also announced today – a Windows 10 computing module, featuring [...]



Wacom's new Cintiq Pro Engine turns your Wacom pen display into a full-blown PC

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:04:00 Z

Back in July of 2017, Wacom announced that it would be releasing 24- and 32-inch versions of its popular Cintiq Pro pen display for creatives. But today's official debut of the 24-inch model isn't the most interesting news out of Wacom; the interesting bit is the Cintiq Pro Engine: a plug-and-play PC module that turns your Cintiq Pro tablet into a full-blown Windows 10 workstation. Or, in Wacom's own words: Designed for professional illustrators, designers, engineers and motion graphics users who require professional computing power and graphics performance, the modular Cintiq Pro Engine slots into the back of the Cintiq Pro 24, eliminating the space, cable clutter and compatibility issues that often result from using external computers and laptops. Attaching the Cintiq Pro Engine to the Cintiq Pro 24 tranforms the Cintiq Pro 24 into a full Windows 10 creative studio that supports even the most demanding programs and applications used by creative professionals. The Cintiq Pro Engine is a PC module that quite simply slides into a slot on the back of the 24-inch (and eventually 32-inch) Cintiq Pro pen display. Once added, your Cintiq Pro is now a Windows 10 PC in one of two variations: If go with the $2,500 Cintiq Pro Engine i5, you get: A quad-core Intel Core i5HQ processor NVIDIA Quadro P3200 graphics card with 6GB of dedicated GDDR5 RAM 16GB of RAM A 256GB PCIe Gen3 SSD WiFi and Bluetooth Connectivity Or you can get the $3,300 Cintiq Pr Engine Xeon with: An Intel XEON processor The same NVIDIA Quadro P3200 graphics card with 6GB dedicated GDDR5 RAM 32GB of RAM A 512GB PCIe Gen3 SSD Wireless and Bluetooth connectivity What's more, the SSDs and RAM inside both versions are upgradable, so you can keep the PC modules current as demands increase. And since the Cintiq Pro Engine is plug-and-play, you can swap it between various Cintiq Pro 24- and 32-inch pen displays "while retaining the same computing environment." Both versions of the Cintiq Pro Engine will be available starting in May in Japan, the US, and 'select countries' in Europe. To learn more about the Cintiq Pro 24-inch and the Cintiq Pro Engine, visit the Wacom website. Press Release Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine and Cintiq Pro displays: The first modular all-in-one creative studio Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine is a compact PC module that converts the Cintiq Pro into a powerful creative studio. Artists, Designers and Engineers can transform their Cintiq Pro into a powerful Windows 10 workstation with the power to run the demanding creative applications and workflows, including 3D, animation and virtual reality. Tokyo, Japan – Feb. 27, 2018 – Today Wacom announced the Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine, a creative PC module available in two configurations that fully integrates into the Cintiq Pro 24-inch pen display (announced today in a separate release). Designed for professional illustrators, designers, engineers and motion graphics users who require professional computing power and graphics performance, the modular Cintiq Pro Engine slots into the back of the Cintiq Pro 24, eliminating the space, cable clutter and compatibility issues that often result from using external computers and laptops. “It is our mission to help professionals create with the least amount of distraction and clutter and to give them the power to tackle the new spaces of creating content for AR, VR and MR. The Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine provides a beautiful, easy to use solution for creatives everywhere,” said Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President of the Creative Business Unit at Wacom. Attaching the Cintiq Pro Engine to the Cintiq Pro 24 tranforms the Cintiq Pro 24 into a full Windows 10 creative studio that supports even the most demanding programs and applications used by creative professionals. The combination of the Wacom Cintiq Pro display, the powerful Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine creative PC module, and a flexible and rotatable new Wacom Ergo Stand is an innovative approach to providing an all-in-one specialized working environment for creatives. Adding [...]



Your Wacom tablet won't work with macOS High Sierra until 'late October'

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:00:00 Z

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Apple's newest macOS operating system, macOS High Sierra, launched today. But if you use a Wacom tablet to do your photo editing, you'll want to hold off on hitting the upgrade button. It seems Wacom tablets won't work with High Sierra until the end of October.

The disappointing news was broadcast in a tweet published by the main Wacom Twitter account that read, "We will release a Driver update late October for 10.13 High Sierra. The current driver is not compatible." If you click on the more info link offered in that tweet, you get this slightly more detailed explanation:

Apple has announced 10.13 High Sierra will be released September 25th. Wacom is currently working on a new driver update to support the new operating system. The new Wacom driver will be ready by late October at the latest. Due to nature of the changes in High Sierra, the existing Wacom driver for 10.12 will not work. To continue to use your tablet uninterrupted, Wacom suggests not to upgrade to 10.13 until the new driver is released.

The news is particularly disappointing given that Apple announced High Sierra months ago, and gave developers access to that beta the very same day. And based on the wording of the announcement, the old driver won't work at all, so upgrading to macOS High Sierra will leave you Wacom-less for at least a couple of weeks—if you rely on a Wacom tablet for your work, you'll just have to wait.

Keep an eye on this link to know the instant Wacom releases their overdue macOS High Sierra driver.




Wacom announces new 4K 24-inch and 32-inch Cintiq Pro models

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:46:00 Z

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Wacom has preemptively unveiled two new Cintiq Pro models that will be launching in early 2018: the Cintiq Pro 24 and Cintiq Pro 32 models. The numbers refer to each model's display size, representing a big increase from the current 13-inch and 16-inch Pro models.

Though neither model can be purchased at this time, Wacom explains that it will be sharing 'behind the scenes details' over the next half-year as a way to drum up both awareness and excitement for the upcoming Pro lineup expansion.

Hardware details for the Pro 24 and 32 models haven't been provided at this time; however, Wacom does say that both models will offer 4K edge-to-edge displays with 'maximum color accuracy' and a billion colors. Both models will also feature Pro Pen 2 technology.

The smaller of the two models, the Pro 24, will be priced at $2,000, while the larger Pro 32 will be $3,300 at launch next year.

Wacom encourages interested consumers to sign up for email updates at any of the following websites:




Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 comes with UHD screen and 94% Adobe RGB gamut

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:33:00 Z

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Wacom has updated its Cintiq line of pen displays that allow you to work with a stylus directly on a screen that is connected to a Mac or PC. The 13" Cintiq Pro 13 and the 16" Cintiq Pro 16 differ mainly in terms of display size, resolution and color gamut. The larger model comes with a 3840 x 2160 UHD resolution and can display 94% of the Adobe RGB color space. The smaller variant offers a 1920 x 1080 Full-HD panel that covers 87% of Adobe RGB.

The ExpressKeys and TouchRing controls of previous models, that offered easy access to frequently used tools on the right side of the display, have been removed and replaced by an optional Express Key remote. The tablets also come with pop-out legs that allow you to angle them up. 

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Both models support multi-touch gestures and come with Wacom's new Pro Pen 2, which, according to Wacom, is four times more accurate and pressure sensitive than the previous version. The Cintiq Pro 13 will be available from next month for $1,000. The larger model will set you back an additional $500 when it arrives in February 2017. More information is available on the Wacom website.




New Wacom tablets offer features for photographers

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 14:22:44 Z

Wacom just broke free from the computer with two new Cintiq Companion graphics tablets, both of which offer features that may appeal to photographers. Each tablet is equipped with a 13.3-inch, full HD display as well as an 8-megapixel (rear) and a 2-megapixel (front) HD camera. The touchscreen displays are compatible with Wacom pressure sensitive pens. Unlike other Wacom tablets, however, these Companion models operate as standalone devices so you can take them on the road.   Both new Wacom tablets are equipped with an 8-megapixel HD rear camera and a 2-megapixel HD rear camera. More controls are available on the Companion graphics tablets, which comes with a three-way adjustable stand. The Companion runs on Windows 8/Windows 8 Pro (included) and comes with a 256GB or 512GB solid state drive. For photographers, this means you can run full-featured applications such as Adobe Photoshop. It's equipped with two USB 3.0 ports, video out, wireless, Bluetooth, a headphone jack, microphone and two speakers. The Companion Hybrid is an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean tablet that is also PC and Mac compatible, like the traditional Wacom Cintiqs, so you can easily hook it up to your computer as a touchscreen display.  Like its sibling, connectivity is available via wireless and Bluetooth; it also features USB 2.0 and HDMI ports, headphone jack, microphone and video out. You'll need to hook it up to a computer to work in Adobe Photoshop and other full software applications. As a standalone, you'll be able to use compatible Android apps for photo and video editing.   Wacom also announced the new iPad-compatible (3, 4, Mini or newer) Intuos Creative Stylus. The stylus communicates with the iPad via Bluetooth 4.0 Smart, although its pressure sensitive and shortcut button features will work only with compatible apps. You'll have to dig deep into your pockets if you want one of these tablets, though. The Companion Hybrid will set you back $1499 (16GB) or $1599 (32GB); the Companion is priced at $1999 (Windows 8/256GB SSD) and $2499 (Windows 8 Pro/512GB SSD). The Hybrid should be available mid-September; the Companion in October on the Wacom eStore. An optional Bluetooth keyboard is available for both tablets.[...]



Wacom Europe unveils Cintiq 22HD touch interactive pen display

Wed, 01 May 2013 18:59:50 Z

Wacom Europe has released the Cintiq 22HD Touch, an interactive pen display graphics tablet that features a 1920 x 1080 LED monitor capable of displaying 16.7 million colors. The 22HD offers 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity for graphic design and retouching and the Photoshop-compatible display comes with a tilting, rotating stand that lets users to view it from varied angles and features customizable menu options. Priced at £1899.99, the Cintiq 22HD will be available at the end of this month. There is currently no information about its US price and availability. Press Release: New Cintiq 22HD touch extends the senses to deliver a natural and seamless on-screen experience for creative professionals 30/04/2013: 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 21.5 inch 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 sensesGiving 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 Painter™ 12.2 update and Autodesk’s Mudbox and Sketchbook Pro. Superior HD screenThe 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 comfortThe 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 PenDelivering 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® Painter™ (10 and above). With the existing 13HD, 22HD, 24HD and 24HD touch, there is a Cintiq interactive pen display to[...]



Wacom releases Cintiq 13HD 13-inch compact pen display for $999

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 18:45:57 Z

Graphics tablet maker Wacom has announced the Cintiq 13HD, a 13-inch compact interactive graphics tablet that features a 1920 x 1080 LED monitor capable of displaying 16.7 million colors. Combined with the company's latest Pro Pen the Cintiq 13HD offers 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity for graphic design and retouching. The Cintiq 13HD is the smallest model in the Cintiq lineup and the most affordable, too. It will start shipping from April 2013, at a cost of $999.99/ £749.99. Press Release: Wacom’s Cintiq line draws attention once again with its slim, new 13-inch interactive pen display March 19, 2013: Boasting high quality HD resolution with advanced control and comfort, the new Cintiq provides an immersive experience consistent with Wacom’s family of interactive pen displays Wacom, the industry leader of pen tablets for professional designers, today boosts its lineup of Cintiq interactive pen displays with the addition of the Cintiq 13HD. Aimed at creative professionals working in areas such as design, art and image editing, it combines a 13” HD screen, slim and compact design, simple setup, an adjustable stand and an improved pen for creating directly on the screen. Easily integrated into any environment, the Cintiq 13HD is the ideal tool to support creativity and enhance productivity, offering a natural and immersive experience. Key to the Cintiq 13HD is its compact, slim design and easy setup with both Macs and PCs. For complete comfort, the Cintiq 13HD’s stand is optimised for use in a choice of four settings – flat, 22°, 35° and 50° and is detachable too. Superior screen in HD quality The Wacom Cintiq 13HD is a new 13-inch interactive pen display. Aimed at creative professionals working in areas such as design, art and image editing, the Cintiq 13 HD combines a 13” HD screen, slim and compact design, simple setup, an adjustable stand and an improved pen for creating directly on the screen. The new Wacom Cintiq 13HD will be available for £749.99 (incl. VAT) / $999.99 from April 2013 onwards.Perfect for professionals such as artists, graphic designers and photographers, the Cintiq 13HD’s best-in-class screen displays 16.7m colours to ensure life-like colour quality. In addition, the wide-format HD LED display offers a wide viewing angle of 178° and a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels that is particularly beneficial for handling intricate graphics. The full Cintiq experienceAs with all Wacom interactive pen displays, the Cintiq 13HD enables users to create directly on the screen for an immersive and seamless process that feels natural and saves time. The new and improved cordless and battery-free Pro Pen offers advanced pen performance, superior comfort, precision and control. With 2,048 levels of pressure and tilt sensitivity, it is perfect for precision work and is ergonomically designed. The Cintiq 13HD comes with a convenient case to securely store the Pro Pen and everything else an artist needs at their fingertips including spare nibs. To further improve workflow and productivity, frequently used shortcut commands are available at the user’s fingertips through four customisable and application-specific ExpressKeys and Rocker Ring. Making use of these shortcuts can save valuable time by minimising keyboard dependency. With the existing 22HD, 24HD and 24HD touch, there is a Cintiq interactive pen display to suit anyone’s workflow requirements and budget. Guido Möller, product manager creative products, at Wacom Europe says: 'We’ve gained valuable customer feedback in developing our latest Cintiq which will support professionals and help them spur creativity on the 13” high resolution screen. Not only that, it also enhances productivity and saves creator time with new features. As with our entire Cintiq ran[...]



Wacom to release multi-touch mobile tablet in summer 2013

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 19:37:38 Z

(image) Graphics tablet maker Wacom has announced on Facebook it will launch a mobile multi-touch tablet this summer. While it has not posted any details about this device, Wacom's social media post says it will include a pressure-sensitive pen, multi-touch options, an HD display and 'other valuable features that you haven’t seen in other tablets'.


Wacom's announcement on Facebook:

"We’ve heard you shouting out loud for a Wacom mobile tablet for creative uses. Well… we’re listening. We’ve read your email and spoken to many about an on-the-go dream device. It will come. This summer. We’re working 24/7 on it. And yes, it has a real pressure-sensitive professional pen, smooth multi-touch, an HD display, and other valuable features that you haven’t seen in other tablets."




Wacom unveils Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 12:24:00 Z

Wacom has released the Cintiq 21UX, an interactive pen display that combines with the company's pressure sensitive Grip Pen to offer 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity. The 21UX comes with a tilting, rotating stand that lets users to view it from varied angles and features customizable menu options. It comes along with basic image editing software and also supports advanced programs such as Adobe Photoshop. Priced at $1999 USD, the Cintiq 21UX will start shipping from late March 2010. Jump to: Press Release Additional images Press Release: Wacom Introduces New Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display New Cintiq provides enhanced pen performance and innovative ergonomics, providing an intuitive and natural-feeling pen-on-screen workflow for the very best in creative control, comfort and productivity February 2010: Today, Wacom® introduces the much anticipated Cintiq®21UX, its newly-redesigned interactive pen display delivering state-of-the-art pen performance and innovative ergonomics in a color-accurate LCD display. Designed specifically to meet the demanding needs of professional photographers, designers, artists and animators, the new Cintiq 21UX offers unparalleled creative control, comfort and productivity. The Cintiq 21UX experience starts with its amazing 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. Other innovative enhancements include rear-mounted Touch Strips that are ideally placed for fingertip access while working. Each Touch Strip has 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. In addition, the overall design has been refined and updated in an all-black color scheme, providing a sophisticated and handsome look. 2048 Reasons to Work Directly On Screen 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. “Now, pressure-sensitive support can start with an incredibly light touch, emulating the same organic feel, response and result derived from working with traditional brushes, markers and pens,” said Don Varga, Senior Product Manager for Wacom Technology Corp. Additionally, 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. New Design Elements Improve Workflow With a new ergonomic design and productivity features, the Cintiq 21UX is the ultimate tool for creative professionals. 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 and comfortable and helps save valuable time by minimizing dependence on the keyboard without taking focus away from the pen hand. Also new to the Cintiq 21UX is the introduction of two user-def[...]



Wacom refreshes Bamboo tablet line-up

Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:21:00 Z

Wacom has refreshed its Bamboo line of interactive tablets to include multi-touch and gesture-based control. First up are the Bamboo for office users and Bamboo Fun aimed at photographers and artists. They use either a pen or a multi-touch option that allows finger gestures to zoom, flip and rotate documents and images. There is also a less-expensive touch-only model called the Bamboo Touch. Beyond these three core products Wacom has also launched regional models including Pen-only models. Jump to: Press Release Additional images Press Release: Announcing Bamboo second generation, the first interactive tablet combining multi-touch and pen input Wacom Co. Ltd., announced today that Bamboo second generation will be available from October 3rd, 2009. The new consumer interactive tablet merges multi-touch functionality with pen tablet technology in a single device, providing a whole new interface for computer users. Bamboo ushers in a more intuitive, simple and inspiring way to work with computers. Name of new models : Bamboo, Bamboo Touch, Bamboo Fun, and regional models of each global sales base. Available date of new models : Beginning of October 2009. (October 3rd, 2009 in Japan) Main features of new models : Merging pen and touch technology into one device brings the best of both worlds, making it even easier, quicker and more fun to use a computer. With Bamboo second generation, a simple tap with a finger on the digital pad will select an icon, open a menu or start an application. In addition, a gesture using two fingers enables users to simply rotate an image or document, flip through a digital photo album or presentation, scroll through a blog or an Excel spread sheet and zoom in and out of a photo or map. Bamboo is aimed at consumers who use computers as part of their digital lifestyle to communicate, share and create content. It enables anyone to be creative. It is the perfect tool for self-expression and personalization when producing everyday documents, presentations and blogs, or when communicating with friends, colleagues and family through social networking tools. Bamboo Pen & Touch Bamboo offers pen and multi-touch input in a single device and is ideal for consumers in the home office or workplace. It can be used to customize emails, letters, spreadsheets, presentations and documents with signatures, notes, doodles and scribbles. In addition, it simplifies navigating around the computer and the Internet. Bamboo Touch Bamboo Touch provides touch input only functions, the above mentioned intuitive, simple and inspiring experiences. Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch Bamboo Fun also combining pen and multi-touch input. It is a versatile device ideal for consumers who are keen to develop their creative skills. Users can easily produce more natural and authentic-looking paintings, sketches and drawings as well as retouch, improve, manage and share digital photographs. Bamboo Art Master and other regional models of each global sales base Please refer to the company website Future development and effect on the financial forecast of new models Bamboo second generation will be available through most national electrical stores, computer stores, and our own online shop, “Wacom Store”. We aim to sell 1.5 million units worldwide within the 1st year after the product is launched. At the same time, Wacom today announces to the press its multi-touch strategy, marking the company’s tra[...]



Wacom wide format Pen Tablet

Fri, 04 Nov 2005 17:40:09 Z

Wacom has announced the world's first wide-format pen tablet for use with widescreen displays and dual monitors. The Intuos3 6x11 tablet is specifically designed for photographers, designers and artists who are using multiple displays. The tablet has programmable ExpressKeys and Touch Strips, and the cordless battery-free Grip Pen offers 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, Corel Painter Essentials 2, nik Color Efex Pro 2 IE and Wacom Brushes 2 are bundled with the pen tablet. It is expected to retail for $389.95. Press Release: Wacom® Presents World’s First Wide-Format Pen Tablet New Intuos®3 6x11 is Designed for Use with Widescreen Displays and Dual Monitors Vancouver, WA, Nov. 1, 2005 – Wacom Technology Corporation’s new Intuos3 6x11 pen tablet is specifically designed for photographers, designers and artists who are using multiple monitors or a widescreen display like the 23” Apple® Cinema HD display. The Intuos3 6x11 features an active area with an aspect ratio (height-to-width) that is a great match to the screen aspect ratio of either a widescreen display or two standard displays used together. This provides optimal pen control and efficient use of the entire tablet. “With as much as 50% of the creative community soon using either widescreens or dual monitors, we’re confident that the Intuos3 6x11 is going to be very popular,” said Michael Marcum, Wacom’s Director of Product Management. “The Intuos3 6x11 is really a demonstration of the importance we place on identifying emerging customer needs and providing products in a timely way to meet those needs.” Creative Controls for the Seriously Creative The Intuos3 6x11 comes with all the features that have made the Intuos3 line of pen tablets the de facto standard for the serious photographer, designer and artist. Intuos3 turns on the full power of Adobe® Photoshop®, Corel® Painter™ and over 100 other leading software applications with its intuitive controls. Programmable ExpressKeys™ and Touch Strips are within easy reach for modifier keys, keyboard shortcuts, scrolling, zooming, controlling brush size and more. The comfortable cordless, battery-free Grip Pen offers 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for superior creative input and, when used alternately with the ergonomic five-button Intuos3 mouse, reduces repetitive motion. The Intuos3 6x11 has a suggested retail price of $389.95. Perfect Companion for the Wacom Cintiq® 21UX The Cintiq 21UX interactive pen display (priced at $2499) combines the advantages of an LCD monitor with the control, comfort, and productivity of Wacom's most sophisticated patented cordless, battery-free tablet technology. Users report that working with the pen directly on the screen yields significant productivity gains. Using the new Intuos3 6x11 with the Cintiq 21UX lets users navigate seamlessly across multiple monitors (including the Cintiq) with a single pen. Valuable Software Included All Intuos3 pen tablets include Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 for digital photo editing, Corel Painter Essentials 2 for creating natural media art, nik Color Efex Pro™ 2 IE for selectively applying photographic enhancements, and Wacom Brushes 2 for even more brush choices in recent versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. [...]



Wacom Graphire4 pen tablets

Thu, 15 Sep 2005 09:45:00 Z

Wacom has announced two different sized Graphire4 pen tablets which include a wireless pen and mouse and five software programs, including Adobe Photoshop Elements 3*. The tablet connects to your PC via USB and is available in 4x5 inches or 6x8 inches and three different colors; blue, silver or white (pictured). The tablet features a new transparent photo frame, which can be personalized with photos or artwork as well as scroll wheel and two programmable Express Keys. The battery-free pen offers 512 levels of pressure sensitivity and two programmable side buttons, plus a pressure-sensitive eraser. The ball-free mouse has up to four times the resolution of an optical mouse. The smaller tablet is priced $99 while the 6x8-inch Graphire4 is $199. *NOTE: The bundle listed above is only available in the US. Please check the Wacom website to find out what is included in the bundle in your country. Press Release: New Wacom® Graphire®4 Pen Tablets Make It Fun And Easy To Edit Digital Photos, Draw, Paint And Jot Notes Vancouver, WA, Sept. 13, 2005 – Wacom’s new Graphire4 pen tablets provide the tools needed to have fun editing photos and exploring digital creativity. These new pen tablets include a patented, cordless, battery-free pen and mouse, a tablet and five valuable software applications. Using the natural control of the pen and the included software, it’s easy to enhance photos and to create artwork for scrapbooks, craft projects and slide shows. It’s also easy to communicate more personally by using the pen to digitally jot notes, annotate documents and sketch quick diagrams. Graphire4 pen tablets are available immediately in a choice of three colors (Silver, White and Metallic Blue) and two sizes (4x5 and 6x8) which are priced at $99 and $199. “Wacom is delighted to present a product that is designed for people embracing a digital lifestyle,” said Joseph W. Deal, President and CEO of Wacom Technology Corporation. “In the same way our Intuos products meet the needs of serious photographers, designers and artists, the new affordable Graphire4 provides the creative controls and applications for countless hours of personal fun.” Cordless, Battery-Free Graphire4 Pen The comfortable Graphire4 pen offers 512 levels of pressure sensitivity for control, two programmable side-buttons for convenience and a pressure-sensitive eraser for easy fixes. Pressure sensitivity makes it possible to control the amount of a software tool's effect simply by varying how firmly the pen tip is pressed to the tablet. Using a Graphire4 pen is easy because every point on the tablet has a matching point on the screen. When the pen is moved over the tablet the cursor moves in precisely the same way on the screen. Cordless, Battery-Free Graphire4 Mouse The Graphire4 mouse is ball-free so tracking is always smooth and highly accurate with up to four times the resolution of an optical mouse. It features a rubberized grip for comfort and the scrolling fingerwheel also serves as a third programmable button for convenience. Alternately using the pen and mouse reduces repetitive motion. Graphire4 Tablet The Graphire4 tablet uses a USB connection for quick installation on both PCs and Macs. The new transparent photo frame makes the tablet easy to personalize with photos and artwork. The photo frame also contains a clever pen compartment that, along with the pen stand, provides two convenient ways to keep the pen handy and secure. The Graphire4 now features a scroll wheel right on the tablet and two programmable ExpressKeys™ for nav[...]



Wacom announces first Bluetooth tablet

Tue, 19 Apr 2005 14:30:00 Z

Wacom Europe has announced the first pen tablet to incorporate wireless technology. The Graphire Bluetooth has an active area of 6x8 inches and is available now priced $249.99 (approx. €192). Bluetooth-enabled devices can communicate at distances of up to 30 meters. It comes bundled with a host of software including Adobe Photoshop Elements 2 and Corel Painter Essentials 2. Wacom Japan announced an A5 Bluetooth pen tablet, called FAVO, at the end of March which was not planned for launch in Europe. Press Release: First Wacom Wireless Pen Tablet For Photo Enthusiasts The New Graphire Bluetooth, with Wacom’s Patented Cordless, Battery-free Pen Technology, Provides Up To 30 Feet of Wireless Freedom Vancouver, WA, April 15, 2005 - Wacom® Technology today announced the newest member of its Graphire® pen tablet family and the first Wacom pen tablet to incorporate Bluetooth® wireless technology. The new model, named Graphire Bluetooth, is expected to be warmly embraced by photo enthusiasts who seek the control and comfort of Wacom’s patented cordless, battery-free pen and the freedom of a wireless device. Mobile office workers, educators and aspiring digital artists will also appreciate the new device and the ability to work where and when they want. Available immediately, Graphire Bluetooth offers a 6” x 8” active area and is priced at $249.99. “Photo and art enthusiasts are attracted to the intuitive nature and overall artistic experience offered by Graphire Bluetooth,” said Mark Mehall, Senior Product Manager with Wacom. “Combining our pen technology with Bluetooth wireless technology provides photo and digital art enthusiasts the flexibility and freedom to comfortably move about as they edit their digital photos and create digital art.” Cordless and Wireless – A Winning Combination Wacom’s patented cordless, battery-free pen technology works harmoniously with Bluetooth wireless technology to create a leading-edge environment for digital imaging fun. The Wacom pen looks and feels like a regular pen and operates without batteries or cords. Additionally, with 512 levels of pressure sensitivity, a Wacom Graphire pen provides a natural and controlled way to retouch and edit digital photos and create original art. A built-in eraser even makes it easy to quickly fix mistakes. Bluetooth wireless technology is a global communications standard used by millions that allows computers and other devices to communicate reliably and effortlessly over distances of up to 30 feet. The fast and sophisticated method of transmission ensures protection from interference. Remote Power The Graphire Bluetooth tablet features a rechargeable lithium polymer battery that provides up to 25 hours of wireless freedom between charges. A 12-foot cable on the universal power adapter makes it convenient to use the tablet while the battery is charging. Estimated recharge time is 5 to 6 hours. The universal power adapter accepts 110 and 220 volts for use virtually anywhere in the world. More Graphire Bluetooth Features Graphire Bluetooth incorporates two on-tablet programmable buttons called ExpressKeys™ which are designed to optimize workflow by providing quick access to commonly used modifiers, mouse-clicks, and keystrokes. Graphire Bluetooth users will also appreciate the ability to use their Graphire pen to naturally annotate documents in such programs as Adobe® Acrobat®, Apple® Inkwell™, Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®, OneNote™ or EverNote™ [...]



Wacom Volito2 and FAVO Bluetooth tablets

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 11:58:25 Z

Wacom Europe has today announced a new consumer new A6-sized pen tablet called the Volito2 (pictured). The dark gray, metallic-colored tablet has improved ergonomics, an updated design and now comes with an interactive tutorial which fires up when the tablet is first used. It will be available at the end of March priced £35.99 (approx €51.84). Meanwhile Wacom Japan has announced the A5-sized FAVO, a Bluetooth pen tablet, which has a 10m range. It can be recharged and used for up to 25 hours. The Wacom FAVO will be available in Japan from March 25 priced ¥19,824 (approx $186). There are currently no plans to launch the product in Europe. Click here to read an AltaVista translation about the Wacom FAVO Bluetooth Press Release: Pen tablet specialist launches new consumer tablet to enrich a PC's capabilities Wacom Europe today launches its new consumer pen tablet, Volito2. Expanding and enriching the capabilities of a PC, the stylish, entry-level Volito2 is targeted at a wide range of consumers. With added enhancements including improved ergonomics, an updated, modern design, and an interactive tutorial, Volito2 is perfect for painting, writing and editing photos. The Volito2 now comes in a dark grey, metallic colour that will look stylish in any home. The surface of the active area on the tablet has been specially treated to enhance the feeling of pen on paper and it also indicates in which area the pen can be activated. The pen takes advantage of Wacom’s patented ‘penabled’ technology and as a result is both battery-free and cordless. Using a pen in such a natural way helps to provide a personal touch when creating digital communications such as greetings cards and invitations. For ease, there are two buttons on one side of the pen, which by default are configured as right click and double click. However, these can be freely customised to suit the user. Extending the functionality of its predecessor, Volito2 is easily installed, connecting to the PC via a USB port, allowing the user to plug and play. For the first time, Wacom has developed an interactive tutorial that is included in the Volito2 package. Fired up on first use of the tablet, the user is guided step-by-step through the features and capabilities of Volito2 by a speaker. Designed to overcome the learning hurdles, the tutorial is simple to use and provides feedback at every step. Also included is a printed guide. This is ideal for consumers who like to work on the PC with something to read at the same time. Using a pen on a PC provides a more natural movement than with a mouse, as it allows a more relaxed hand and arm position. The entire screen can be navigated with much smaller, unrepetitive movements, involving more muscles which reduce the strain. The Volito2 has been designed with improved ergonomics including a textured grip area for added comfort and optimal grip, and a hand rest on the tablet itself. Also included is an integrated pen rest on the edge of the tablet, so that the pen is always to hand. The tablet measures 20x25cm and has an A6 active area, which is ideal for the home user who may have restricted space. Jens Krüger, product manager consumer products, Wacom Europe, comments: ‘Nowadays, with the integration of pen functionality in more software applications and operating systems, we believe that the use of the pen will become the next standard for computer input devices. The launch of the Volito2 responds to the demand for an entry-level consumer pen tablet with good functionality, durability and a modern design at [...]



Wacom Intuos 3 tablet

Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:18:49 Z

Wacom has announced the Intuos 3 as successor to the excellent Intuos 2 tablet. The Intuos 3 will be available in 4x5, 6x8 and 9x12 sizes and features double resolution (5080 lines per inch), new software a new pen and mouse as well as 'express keys' and touch strips on the sides of the tablet. We've been using the Intuos 2 in-house for a while now and swear by them, the Intuos 3 is looking even better. Press Release: Wacom® Announces New Intuos®3 Professional Pen Tablets, First with Built-in ExpressKeys™ and Zoom/Scroll Touch Strips Other Key Features Include New Industrial Design, Redesigned Grip Pen, Improved Mouse, Doubled Resolution of 5080 Lines per Inch, and a New Software Bundle VANCOUVER, WA., Sep. 8, 2004 -- Wacom Technology Corporation today introduced its new Intuos3 professional pen tablets offering an array of meaningful improvements that provide higher levels of productivity for digital photographers, designers, and artists. Intuos3 tablets incorporate ExpressKeys and Touch Strips. An on-board set of customizable ExpressKeys default to keyboard modifiers Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Spacebar and are completely customizable. In addition, new finger-sensitive Touch Strips allow users to zoom or scroll with their non-dominant hand while working with a Wacom battery-free pen or mouse with their dominant hand. The significance of Intuos3’s new ExpressKeys and Touch Strips is that they greatly speed up workflow in graphics and other applications. The innovative ExpressKeys provide quick access to commonly used modifiers, mouse clicks, keystrokes, and other time-saving operations used by photo editors, graphic designers, and digital artists. Similarly, the Touch Strips bring an even higher level of functionality to tablets. The two-inch Touch Strips can be used to zoom, scroll, or perform a custom keystroke action such as changing brush size in Adobe® Photoshop®, all without having to move to the keyboard. Other key features of the Intuos3 pen tablets include a new industrial design with a high-gloss transparent surface, a redesigned Grip Pen with a larger rubber barrel for enhanced comfort, an improved ergonomic, battery-free mouse with five programmable buttons and a scroll wheel, doubled resolution of 5080 lines per inch, and a new software bundle composed of Adobe Photoshop Elements 2, Corel® Painter™ Essentials 2, and nik Color Efex™ Pro 2 IE. "Intuos3 is a major step forward in state-of-the-art computer input systems for serious photographers and graphics professionals," said Mark Mehall, Wacom Sr. Product Manager. "It greatly extends the functionality of Wacom's pen tablets and introduces an exciting new look and ergonomic design to optimize the way users interact with computers and software. Our customers have emphasized the need for short-cut keys and zoom/scroll control along with requests for design enhancements, so we are very pleased to be able to offer these benefits with Intuos3." User Comments “Intuos3 will improve my workflow in all my graphics applications. Being able to assign essential shortcuts to ExpressKeys will be a huge timesaver; having all this power right on the tablet will absolutely change the way I work!” — Noah Klabunde, Motion Graphics Artist, Vinton Studios “I've been a Wacom user for many years, and I'm really excited to see the new ground you're breaking with Intuos3.” — John Nack, Adobe Photoshop[...]



Wacom Go Pro Photography Contest

Fri, 14 Nov 2003 09:02:25 Z

(image) Wacom (the company behind the excellent Graphire, Intuos and Cintiq tablets) are currently running a photography contest named 'Go Pro'. The grand prize is a 40 GB Apple iPod and US$ 1,000 as payment for the commercial rights to the winning photo which will be included in the PhotoSpin professional stock photo collection. Entry is easy, simply upload your favourite image (must be 500 KB or less JPEG). The winning photograph will be chosen by a panel of professional photographers simply choose the photo that is the most compelling in all respects. Note that this contest is only open to residents of the US and Canada.

Click here to enter Wacom's Go Pro Photography Contest

Click here for the Go Pro Photo Gallery