Tailored around the increasing demands of creative professionals, Wacom announces two new members of the Cintiq family of interactive pen displays: the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD.

As with the Cintiq 24HD, they feature widescreen HD displays and ultra-wide viewing angles. With them, Wacom has introduced the combination of a precision pen and natural multi-touch, says says Don Varga, Professional Products Brand director, Wacom.

The Cintiq 24HD touch (pictured) combines Wacom’s multi-touch with its pen technology.  It closely replicates the experience of working with two hands when using traditional materials such as paints, markers and clay while giving the artist powerful capabilities that only exist in today’s creative software applications, says Varga.

Professionals with color-critical workflows, such as photographers, graphic designers, video and film editors as well as animators and game developers will benefit from the Cintiq 24HD’s life-like color quality which displays 1.07 billion colors and 97% of Adobe’s color gamut, he adds. As with the Cintiq 24HD, the Cintiq 24HD touch offers best-in-class ergonomics, says Varga.

The Cintiq 22HD (US$1,999) will be available in the latter part of July. The Cintiq 24HD touch ($3699 USD) is expected to ship in August.