Wacom Unveils the New Intuos4

Wacom fans can welcome a new addition to the family as the company unveils its new professional pen table, the Intuos 4. The new Intuos Grip Pen features Wacom’s latest proprietary Tip Sensor technology, which offers users near-zero (one gram) starting pressure of a ultra-sensitive pen table performance. Other enhancements include 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, a refined industrial design and specific workflow and productivity tools such as costumizable shortcut and modifier keys with accompanying Organic Light Emitting Diodes displays, which let users see what the keys are currently set to.

‘Now, pressure-sensitive support can start with an incredibly light touch, emulating the same feel, response and result derived from working with traditional creative tools such as brushes, markers and pens,’ says Don Varga, Wacom’s senior product manager. ‘Delivering a consistently responsive and fruitful pen tablet experience starts with the pen and the Intuos4 Grip Pen provides a broader range of input options that will delight even the most discriminating professional. In addition, our latest pen technology should encourage Wacom’s software partners to continue to expand pen-related features and functionality.’

The Intuos4 Grip Pen also features a pressure-sensitive eraser and two customizable side switches that can be customized for commands such as double-click and right-click. In addition, Wacom has introduced a line of accessories that includes several types of pens. For example, the Art Pen supports the barrel rotation feature within such applications as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Corel Painter 11 allowing users to create natural brush effects by rotating the pen, much like a calligraphy pen.

The Intuos4, available today, comes in four size’small ($229), medium ($369), large ($499) and extra large ($789).You can learn more about the new release and its accessories at www.wacomdirect.com.