Digital Ink Shines at Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth
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Digital Ink Shines at Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth

Wacom showcases latest digital ink solutions that enhance tattoo creativity and increase workflow productivity and control

VANCOUVER, Wash., Sept. 8, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Wacom® will be showcasing their line-up of Cintiq pen-based creative tablets with creative software optimized for the tattoo industry at the Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth (BTSOE), from September 16-20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center (Hall C-1) located in the Wacom® lab at the Intenze Creative Academy.

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Wacom's workshops are sure to be a popular spot for tattoo artists seeking to learn more about creating digtal art on Wacom's Cintiq creative pen displays. The Cintiq family of pen displays allow artists to draw and paint directly on screen with Wacom's renowned pressure-sensitive pen technology. When combined with the right creative software application, the Cintiq delivers a natural and intuitive experience that emulates a true pen-on-paper feel. "A Cintiq workflow allows tattoo artists to shorten their design time by providing a much faster way to resize, warp and stretch artwork to fit the exact contours of a client's anatomy," says Don Varga, Wacom's Director of Brand Marketing. "By taking full advantage of reference photos and layers, artists can quickly find the best colors and shapes to meet client needs. The options on a Cintiq are virtually endless."

Wacom will hold a four hour workshop each day of the show from 1PM to 5PM, Wednesday, the 16th through Sunday, the 20th. Wacom's lab will be outfitted with 20 Cintiq Companions, Wacom's mobile, Windows-based creative pen display. Workshop attendees will be treated to two hours of digital instruction during each session by Russ Abbott, a master tattoo artist from the Ink & Dagger tattoo studio in Roswell, Georgia.  Russ will cover a variety of subjects on how to get the most out of the Cintiq as well as teaching some of the ins and outs of software programs such as Manga Studio 5, Photoshop and more. The other two hours of each session offer users free time to play on the Cintiq and dive deeper into its many capabilities. "All tattoo artists should have an opportunity to explore the use of digital ink and the power Wacom's creative pen displays bring to content creation," says Mario Barth, artist, industry ambassdor and creator of the BTSOE. "We are so happy that Wacom is hosting a daily workshop at the Intenze Creative Academy and providing hands-on instruction throughout the week of BTSOE. Artists are going to dig it!"

Experienced Wacom employees will be present to help answer questions and offer valuable Cintiq workflow tips and tricks. Additionally, attending tattoo artists will have the opportunity to participate in a fun, collaborative event using Wacom input devices and projected artwork. Daily winners will be awarded Wacom products.

"Tattoo artists are really starting to embrace a digital workflow thanks to the creative control, speed and opportunities for immediate collaboration it provides," continues Varga. "We are honored to be a part of the BTSOE's Intenze Creative Academy and sharing our passion for art with those who come to the workshop."

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.

Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery-free pressure-sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom's interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Services, Corp.
360-896-9833 x174
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