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Wacom will be showcasing the newly launched Cintiq 12WX at this year’s Focus on Imaging photography show in Birmingham, UK. The Intuos3 pen tablet system, Special Edition Intuos3 A4 and Intuos3 A5 Wide tablets, Cintiq 21UX and 12WX Interactive Pen Displays, and Bamboo Fun will all be on display. For the duration of the show, Robin Preston, Wacom’s senior evangelist, will be hosting twice daily presentations on the Wacom stand. The Intuos3 range, Cintiq 21UX, Cintiq 12WX and Bamboo Fun are available now from Computers Unlimited.
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Wacom Press Release
Stand F12, Focus on Imaging 2008, NEC, Birmingham, 24 – 27 February 2008
Wacom today announces it will be exhibiting its range of intuitive interface devices for digital photography at Focus on Imaging 2008. Products on display for professional photographers and imaging enthusiasts include the Intuos3 pen tablet system, together with the recently launched Special Edition Intuos3 A4 and Intuos3 A5 Wide tablets, as well as the Cintiq 21UX Interactive Pen Display and the recently launched Cintiq 12WX. Bamboo Fun, a pen tablet aimed at amateur photographers will also be on show.
For the duration of the show, Robin Preston, Wacom’s senior evangelist, will be hosting twice daily presentations on the Wacom stand. He will be demonstrating working with a Wacom pen tablet in creative applications and showing examples of optimising digital workflow.
Wacom’s pen tablets on display
Intuos3 range - As well as the standard Intuos3 A5 and A4 pen tablets, the Intuos3 range also includes wide format models including the Intuos3 A6 Wide, A5 Wide, A3 Wide and the A4 Oversize. Intuos3 provides extended functionality through the ExpressKeys and Touch Strip. For high precision work, each Intuos3 tablet also offers a resolution of 5,080 dpi and 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity in both the pen tip and eraser.
Cintiq 21UX - An Interactive Pen Display that provides the perfect pen-paper alternative. It enables users to draw, scribble, animate or navigate directly on the 21” liquid crystal display with the cordless, battery-free and pressure sensitive pen. Working with the pen on the display facilitates perfect hand-eye co-ordination meaning most jobs can be done more efficiently.
Cintiq 12WX - Wacom’s first hybrid product combining the advantages of a Cintiq interactive pen display with the portability and compact size of a traditional Intuos3 pen tablet. Offering slimline dimensions comparable to an Intuos3 A5 Wide, the Cintiq 12WX mixes a high quality, 12.1” TFT display for direct pen-on-screen drawing, painting and sketching, with the advanced features and performance consistent with the Cintiq 21UX and Intuos3 range.
Bamboo Fun - Stylish, white, Bamboo Fun is available in two sizes – small and medium. It comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements and ArtRage 2.0 creative software, making it a versatile input device ideal for consumers 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.
Pricing and availability
The Intuos3 range, Cintiq 21UX, Cintiq 12WX and Bamboo Fun are available now from Computers Unlimited.
Intuos3 A6 Wide: £187.99
Intuos3 A5: £234.99
Intuos3 A5 Wide: £269.99
Intuos3 A5 Wide Special Edition (including Intuos3 Airbrush): £304.99
Intuos3 A4: £339.99
Intuos3 A4 Special Edition (including Intuos3 Airbrush): £380.00
Intuos3 A4 Oversize (DTP version including Intuos3 Grip Pen): £446.49
Intuos3 A4 Oversize (CAD version including Intuos3 Lens Cursor): £411.24
Intuos3 A3 Wide (DTP version including Intuos3 Grip Pen): £599.24
Intuos3 A3 Wide (CAD version including Intuos3 Lens Cursor): £563.99
All the above prices include VAT.
Cintiq 21UX: £2,231.33 including VAT
Cintiq 12WX: £829.98 including VAT
Bamboo Fun Small: £69.99 including VAT
Bamboo Fun Medium: £139.99 including VAT
Information on Wacom Europe’s range of products and services can be found at http://www.wacom.eu
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 patented digital interface technology, called Penabled®, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of Penabled technology to deliver a superior pen experience. Penabled technology is also playing an essential role in the development of leading-edge mobile devices.