Those in the creative industry have almost certainly come across Wacom even if you have never actually used the technology but it does appear a good many people are in the dark as to what a Tablet or Pen Display is and what it can do. At HardSoft we thought we would take a closer look at the Wacom range and what it does…Wacom Explained

Straight away the obvious uses are for the Creative Professionals who edit for Graphic Design possibly using Adobe Photoshop(which is also available to lease);  whether they prefer Apple Mac or their PC Workstation Wacom is a compatible and user friendly tool. Using these devices for the last 25 years Wacom users get to directly affect and inspire the next generation of products to make sure they are ergonomic and functional as possible, with Cintiq aimed at Video Post-Production and Animators for the gaming markets etc. and the Intuos4 range for illustrators, photographers and designers who can’t live without a pen in their hand.

WacomThe Cintiq is available as a 12”, 21” and 24” Screen. The 24” is HD (1920 x 1200) as well as capable of being Calibrated for Colour Accurate Workflows. The tablets themselves are great to look at and add to the feel you might want to project to clients coming into your Design Studio. So whether you want a Cintiq with its integral LCD Screen which you work directly onto (offering up to a 24” HD Screen) giving that brush on canvas feel or you use the Intuos4 Pen Tablet, which is not only a great tool but a range conscious of your desk space (Sizing comparative to an A4 piece of paper to just under an A2 sheet of paper). The Intuos4 also works to increase your Workflow with the use of Hot Keys and Binds to make sure the tools of your trade are still at your fingertips no matter what software you may prefer for editing.

Finally to those of us not Creative but frustrated by the pain that can be signing Digital Documentation, Printing page after page or the Annotation of that all-important Graph in the next Board meeting at work you can use your Wacom on your standard Mac or PC just to draw over / edit / annotate / sign the documents we use on the day to day, so the possibilities really are endless.

Enquire today about getting your own Intuos4 or Cintiq on HardSoft Flexi Lease with options starting as low as £1.65 + VAT per Week on a three year business lease  it is the perfect addition to your new Apple Mac or PC Graphics Workstation.

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