The Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 touchscreen is so good that digital artists will never go back to a mouse

Wacom has launched a new pen display, which the company says is designed to “provide the most immersive and stable display for 2D illustration, 3D modeling, animation, and other creative applications.” .

With a massive 27-inch screen, the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 offers a multi-touch interface with faster refresh rates and vivid, accurate colors.

“Professional content creators in media and entertainment, industrial design, and education can all benefit from a tool tailored to the way they work,” said Faik Karaoglu, executive vice president of creative business unit. from Wacom. “Whether illustrating in 2D, sculpting in 3D, or creating a virtual production solution, everyone has their own way of working and we’re excited to introduce the Cintiq Pro 27 to the creative community.”

A modern vision of a heritage

Wacom was one of the first companies to develop a touchscreen tablet for creatives. Moreover, it was also one of the first to develop a monitor with integrated touch technology. Now the new monitor/tablet builds on that legacy. Designed with a modern look and lightweight build, the slim 27-inch display screen offers a smaller footprint even than the previous 24-inch Cintiq Pro model. The Cintiq Pro 27 joins the Cintiq Pro 16 and Cintiq Pro 24 to form a product line that meets the unique needs of content creators in drawn and constructed media.

The 27-inch 120Hz display delivers true 10-bit color 4K imaging with a 98% DCI-P3 score and virtually no parallax or latency. The Adobe RGB score for color accuracy is also rated at 99%. To top it off, Wacom has validated the screen with Pantone and Pantone SkinTone standards to accurately display the full range of realistic skin tones.

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The screen supports multi-touch so the artist can use their non-dominant hand to work with gesture-based applications that require pinch-to-zoom, module or sculpt rotation, and scrolling. other digit manipulations. The interface also supports a selective 10-point touch scheme for manipulating on-screen cursors and other navigation features. Users can also disable multi-touch at the touch of a button for those sketch-centric sessions.

These users can still take advantage of Cintiq’s eight Express Keys, four on each side, to provide easy access to favorite features.

The Cintiq is designed with an optional fully adjustable stand to set the height and angle at which the artist is most comfortable working. There is also screen rotation of plus or minus 20 degrees for more ergonomic comfort. However, the screen can also be mounted on the wall or on existing VESA monitor mounts.

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A new matching pen

The Pro Pen 3 digital stylus offers an improved drawing interface, with the ability to adjust the weight, body size and even the center of gravity of the device. The pen can recognize the degree of tilt and features Wacom’s electromagnetic resonance technology that recognizes over 8,192 pressure levels.

The battery-free stylus also comes with interchangeable components to further customize the type of tool to build the digital image and has three programmable side switches to create shortcuts or modifiers that are accessible with a simple press.

Wacom Pro 3 Stylus
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Application support

The 27-inch Wacom Cintiq Pro supports a host of software applications, including those from Adobe, Autodesk, Corel, Pixologic, and Foundry.

Users can also access three-month trials (at no cost) of applications such as Celsys Clip Studio Paint EX, Shapr3D, Toon Boom Harmony and Storyboard Pro, which will hit the market in the second half of October.

Who is it for ?

Although Wacom has been a go-to for digital painters and VFX artists for decades, it has found a new home with photographers who want a fresh approach to editing their photos. There’s not a whole lot you can do with a mouse, and sometimes a pen is a much better tool. While cinema applications may still be limited to VFX workflows, Wacom’s new offering seems to be aimed at converting as many users as possible.

The Wacom Cintiq Pro 27 display is available at a suggested retail price of $3,499.95 for the display, while the optional adjustable stand is priced at $499.95. You can learn more about Wacom.

Are you interested in a display like this? How will this fit into your workflow? Let us know in the comments!

Marilyn M. Davis