Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Cintiq 12WX receives TIPA award at Photokina

Tagged with: Cintiq 12WX, expresskeys, pen display, photokina, TIPA award, Wacom
Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 12:59

Wacom, the leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and intuitive interface devices, today announces that the Cintiq 12WX - a portable and compact interactive pen display - has been voted the best digital accessory in Europe by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). The prestigious award will be handed over during a ceremony on September 23rd at Photokina in Cologne.

Founded in 1991 as an independent, non-profit association of European photography and imaging magazines, the member magazines meet annually to vote for the best products in Europe, taking into account innovation, ergonomics, design, ease of use, efficiency and price/performance ratio.

Thomas Gerwers, Chairman of the TIPA Board commented on the Cintiq 12WX: “The TIPA judging panel was particularly impressed with the Cintiq 12WX’s combination of cordless and battery-free pen technology and high resolution LCD monitor that allows images to be manipulated directly on the display, enabling a more intuitive workflow when retouching and drawing. The Cintiq also provides high quality features for working within photographic applications, offering advanced control and realistic results. We therefore believe that it is an important tool for the digital market including both enthusiasts and professionals alike.”

Key to the Cintiq 12WX is its portable size and stylish design. Its sleek dimensions and weight of just 2,000g make it extremely flexible. Combining a high quality, 12.1″ TFT display with the pressure sensitive pen means that users can work directly on the high quality screen, enabling a more intuitive and faster workflow. The screen provides a WXGA resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels with 24-bit colour depth and a wide viewing angle of 170 degrees.

The Cintiq 12WX shares the technological basis of Wacom’s professional product range, which includes ExpressKeys and Touch Strips. The former are two freely programmable, five-button keypads that are preconfigured with frequently used modifier keys, such as CTRL, ALT, SHIFT, SPACE or to initiate functions such as the Display Toggle function. The Touch Strip acts like a scroll bar with presets to allow zooming and scrolling in photographic applications.

The ergonomically designed, cordless and battery-free Grip Pen is precise and provides advanced control and realistic results due to the 5,080lpi resolution and 1,024 pressure levels in both the pen tip and eraser. Tilt functionality is supported, with angles of up to 60 degrees recognised.

The Cintiq 12WX is bundled with Corel Painter Essentials and is priced at € 1,189.90 including VAT.

Information on Wacom Europe’s range of products and services can be found at https://www.wacom.eu.

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