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Wacom announces new Intuos3 12x19 Pen Tablet

Wacom announces the Intuos3 12x19 pen tablet, specifically designed for photographers, designers, artists and engineers who are using multiple large monitors or a large widescreen display such as the 30” Apple Cinema HD display. Like the recently introduced Intuos3 6x11, the Intuos3 12x19 features an active area with an aspect ratio (height-to-width) that is a great match to the screen aspect ratio of either a widescreen display or standard displays used together...

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All about the Wacom Intuos3 seriesNew Wacom Intuos 12x19 Pen Tablet Anticipates Needs of Professionals Switching to Large Widescreen Displays and Multiple Monitors

Wacom Technology Corporation's new Intuos3 12x19 pen tablet is specifically designed for photographers, designers, artists and engineers who are using multiple large monitors or a large widescreen display such as the 30” Apple® Cinema® HD display. Like the recently introduced Intuos3 6x11, the Intuos3 12x19 features an active area with an aspect ratio (height-to-width) that is a great match to the screen aspect ratio of either a widescreen display or standard displays used together. This provides optimal pen control and efficient use of the entire tablet.
Industrial Elegance, Powerful Features
The satin-gray finish of the Intuos3 12x19 gives it an “industrial” look that suits its nononsense brawn. With physical dimensions of about 17” x 24” and an active area of 228 square inches, the 12x19 delivers a lot of tablet for the suggested retail price (SRP) of $779.95. It includes all the features that have made the Intuos3 line of pen tablets the de facto standard for serious photographers, designers and artists. These features include a patented cordless, battery-free Grip Pen for comfort, 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity for control, programmable ExpressKeys™ for easy modifier keystrokes and keyboard shortcuts, and finger-sensitive Touch Strips for scrolling, zooming, controlling brush size and more. The Intuos3 12x19 also includes a unique feature for extra-fast navigation called QuickPoint™.

The Power of Wide
“Building on the popularity of the recently launched Intuos3 6x11, Wacom's new Intuos3 12x19 provides a powerful option for our professional customers who are using large widescreen displays or multiple monitors,” said Michael Marcum, Wacom's Director of Product Management. “With all the wide-format motion graphics being created and up to half of the creative community soon using widescreens and multiple monitors, professionals will find that these new tablets are an important complement to their evolving display environment.”

High-Precision Partner for the Wacom Cintiq® 21UX
Like the Intuos3 6x11, using the new Intuos3 12x19 with the Cintiq 21UX lets users navigate seamlessly across multiple monitors (including the Cintiq) with a single pen. In this environment, the Intuos3 12x19 is the best Cintiq companion for professionals who need maximum precision on all monitors. The Wacom Cintiq 21UX 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. Users report that working with the pen directly on the screen yields significant productivity gains.

Square for Specific Needs
Also being announced on January 9th will be the Intuos3 12x12 ($579.95 SRP) to meet a mix of specialized needs, the most obvious of which are those of certain segments of the computer-aided design (CAD) market. Many CAD professionals find that this square size ideally meets their needs and they particularly appreciate the ability to insert templates under the translucent overlay for digitizing. The Intuos3 12x12 will include all of the advanced features offered by the other Intuos3 models plus the fast navigation capabilities of the 12x19. Of special interest to users for whom precision is paramount, all Intuos3 tablets now are built using enhanced electronics for twice the resolution (5,080 lpi) of previous Intuos models (Intuos and Intuos2).

Important Accessories
The new patented cordless, battery-free Intuos3 Lens Cursor ($69.95 SRP), also being announced on January 9th, features five programmable buttons and an adjustable crosshair for ultra-precise work on the Intuos3 12x19 or 12x12. It is an ideal tool for CAD professionals and anyone doing highly detailed digitizing (such as civil engineers, urban planners, and geologists). For artists and illustrators, Wacom's 6D Art Pen ($69.95 SRP) is an ideal choice for use on all Intuos3 pen tablets to generate free-flowing brush strokes. The 6D Art Pen actually provides six dimensions of pen control to deliver a wonderful natural media experience in a digital environment. Leading graphics applications such as Adobe® Photoshop® CS2, Adobe Illustrator® CS2, and Corel® Painter™ IX include advanced capabilities that can only be fully experienced with a 6D Art Pen.

Additional information: All about the Wacom Intuos3 series
January 9, 2006
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