Wacom is helping to elevate the professional content creation experience with the launch of its Cintiq Pro 16 Creative Pen and Touch Display. After listening to feedback from users, the new Cintiq Pro 16 has been designed with numerous improvements to help streamline creative workflows with exceptional accuracy, control, and comfort. For starters, its 3840 x 2160 4K resolution, 15.6" glass touchscreen features an anti-glare coating and a special treatment that adds friction to mimic a more natural pen-and-paper feel. With support for 98% of the Adobe RGB gamut, this display is designed to provide vibrant and accurate colors for your projects. At the same time, the 10-point touchscreen controls allow you to pan, zoom, scroll quickly, and adjust brush sizes, but you can turn it off at the flip of a switch to help prevent stray taps. You can also significantly enhance your workflow using the eight ExpressKeys that line the left and right sides of the pen display to activate custom shortcuts and other functions. These physical keys can be easily felt, which takes away the guesswork when working with them and allows you to stay focused on sketching, designing, and modeling.
The Cintiq Pro 16 includes the Wacom Pro Pen 2 that has 8,192 levels of pressure sensitivity with a 120-degree tilt, both of which are optimized with Press Sense and Tilt Tracker technologies to help ensure accurate recognition of thick lines, thin lines, and shading. This battery-free electromagnetic resonance (EMR) pen is built to work with the screen to deliver virtually lag-free tracking with pixel-precise alignment. It also has two buttons, a built-in eraser, and comes with 13 nibs (nine standard, four felt) to match your preferences and workflow while maintaining a natural pen feel. Once you’re finished working, simply slide the Wacom Pro Pen 2 into the Cintiq Pro 16’s integrated holder so you’ll always have it on hand when you need it.
Other features include fold-out legs that put the display at a 20-degree tilt for drawing comfort. Alternatively, the VESA mount lets you attach the pen display to a separate adjustable stand. You can connect the Cintiq Pro 16 to your USB Type-C DisplayPort in Alternate Mode compatible Windows or Mac computer via a single cable, or you can use the traditional HDMI and USB Type-A port connections. Cables are included for either configuration.
Taken together, the new Wacom Cintiq Pro 16 provides a natural and highly accurate experience when creating professional-grade content.
For which feature are you most excited? The 4K touchscreen, physical ExpressKeys, or the Wacom Pro Pen 2? Let us know in the Comments section, below.