The Wacom Cintiq 12WX combines the advantages of a wide-format LCD monitor with Wacom's patented, professional pen technology to give you the perfect companion for your Mac or PC. Thin and light, the Cintiq 12WX lets you experience all the advantages of direct pen-on-screen input in a low profile, lightweight design, and gives you the flexibility to work on screen the way you want.
Easily rotate the 12.1" TFT display when working flat on your desktop to find the right position for your hand, or stand the Cintiq 12WX upright on your desktop and adjust the integrated stand to a comfortable angle. The completely flat surface allows the hand and pen to glide over the surface of the Cintiq without bumping into bezels or borders, and the strategically-placed ExpressKeys and Touch Strips are programmable, allowing you to customize your Cintiq to your needs.
With a flexible 6.5 foot cord, you can even use it on your lap. No matter how you choose to use it, the Cintiq 12WX allows you to combine the advantages of natural hand-eye coordination and the intuitive pen-on-paper feel of traditional media with the benefits of digital workflow.
Work Directly on the Screen
The Cintiq 12WX interactive pen display combines the advantages of an LCD monitor with the control, comfort, and productivity of Wacom's most sophisticated patented cordless, battery-free tablet technology. By using a pen directly on the screen, you work much more quickly and naturally. For even more productivity, the Cintiq 12WX features ExpressKeys and Touch Strips right at your fingertips for convenient keyboard shortcuts, scrolling, zooming, brush size control, and more.
Intuitive to Use
When you're using a Cintiq you work with the pen directly on the screen. This empowers you to take advantage of your natural hand-eye coordination to work more quickly and intuitively in any software application. There is little or no learning curve because of this natural "pen-on-paper" work approach.
The Grip Pen
With 1024 levels of tip and eraser pressure sensitivity, the Grip pen gives you precise control over your work. The cushioned, contoured grip with programmable DuoSwitch is comfortable to use and will improve productivity. The patented cordless, battery-free technology provides a natural feel and superior performance, and the multi-position pen stand is included to keep your pen handy. There are three nib styles included for a variety of "feels," and the grip pen also provides tilt sensitivity for even more control.
The Cintiq Grip Pen gives you the power of pressure-sensitive control. Pressure sensitivity lets you control your software tools by changing how hard you press the pen tip to the display surface. Using pressure sensitivity you can dynamically control things like brush size, opacity, and more.
Widescreen Display Format
Optimized for widescreen use, the Cintiq 12WX offers WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution for high image quality, and accurate color reproduction. Furthermore, the entire 12.1" LCD display is an active work area for creating and editing large images in great detail, previewing wide-format content, and positioning pallets and tool menus in an efficient desktop layout. This work area size and shape is also very ergonomic, allowing the arm and hand to easily glide over the entire surface without wasted motion.
Wide Viewing Angle
The Cintiq display uses advanced viewing-angle technology to provide distortion-free viewing of 170 degrees or greater in all directions, enabling comfortable tablet use in a variety of positions from upright to nearly flat. Color shifts are minimized even at extreme angles for better collaboration when small groups are viewing a single Cintiq.
ExpressKeys and Touch Strips
The Cintiq 12WX includes strategically placed programmable ExpressKeys and Touch Strip for convenience. The ExpressKeys are "chordable" and can be used for mouse clicks, modifier keys, and keyboard shortcuts, while the Finger-sensitive Touch Strip provides for quick scrolling, zooming, and more.
Comfortable Tactile Sensation
Cintiq implements unique LCD technologies to achieve a natural paper-like experience. The surface has two coatings, one to diminish glare and another to provide a texture simulating the feel of paper. These surfaces are also hardened to provide durability and longevity. The LCD itself has been structured to eliminate any screen distortion when the pen tip is pressed against the surface. The result is an incredibly natural and intuitive experience.
The surface of the Cintiq 12WX is completely flat edge-to-edge to allow the hand to glide over the entire surface easily. Artists and designers appreciate this feature because it eliminates the artificial borders and distractions caused by a raised bezel edge, and allows them to use guides and drawing tools directly on the Cintiq surface.
Compact & Portable
With overall dimensions of 16.0 x 10.5 x 0.7" the wide format display packs up easily and fits into a standard laptop bag for use at home, work, the studio, or client locations. Furthermore, since it is compatible with both Mac and PC platforms, the Cintiq 12WX is suitable for professionals who need the flexibility to work in a variety of work environments.
Intuitive Driver Software
The intuitive interface provides detailed control so you can work exactly the way you want with customizable pressure curves to personalize the way your pen feels, tablet and device settings can be application specific for maximum productivity, and the pop-up menu provides easy access to your favorite keystroke combinations.
Valuable Software Included
The tablet includes an extensive software bundle. Corel Painter Sketch Pad allows you to recreate the natural feeling of sketching and painting by hand. Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0 WE6 allows you to selectively apply lighting and photo enhancements with the pen. Wacom Brushes 3.0 gives you 81 custom brushes for use with Photoshop CD+ and Photoshop Elements 4+.
No-Fuss System Integration
You have direct control of your configuration because your Cintiq will work seamlessly with your existing mouse or other pointing device and can easily be installed as part of a multi-monitor combination. Cintiq employs standard connection options to work with all primary platforms (USB for pen input; DVI or VGA for video). Furthermore, the Display Toggle offers increased flexibility in multiple-monitor environments allowing you to easily switch between screens or maximize pen control on different displays.
Be sure to register your tablet so you can take advantage of Cintiq Privileges! As the owner of a registered Cintiq interactive pen display you'll be eligible for great savings on graphics software, Cintiq accessories like the Airbrush, and more.