Onyx Graphics launches ONYX 18 software at FESPA

Bringing a new colour experience with next level power and superior output print service providers can prove to their customers

SALT LAKE CITY, May 15, 2018—Today, Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced the launch of ONYX 18, the newest version release of the company’s award-winning wide- and grand-format software. ONYX 18 introduces new color technologies for color accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers; and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format print applications including textile and soft signage. The new release brings next level power and reliability to the entire portfolio of ONYX products with the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), a high speed, high fidelity print platform for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles. Combined with new dynamic tools for print production and optimized out-of-the-box presets, ONYX 18 delivers fast, superior output for all wide-format printing applications.

“With the release of ONYX 18, Onyx Graphics has raised the bar on color reproduction and performance once again,” said Mark Lewiecki, Senior Product Manager at Adobe. “Onyx Graphics’ contributions to industry color science have enabled printers to take full advantage of the ongoing innovations in inkjet technology. With the Adobe PDF Print Engine now available in all ONYX solutions, customers can expect even greater reliability and consistency across their workflows, especially when jobs are built using Adobe Creative Cloud applications such as Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC and InDesign CC.”

“ONYX 18 disrupts the status-quo of existing print solutions,” said Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics, Inc. “This version puts the power of ONYX into the hands of print service providers to go after that big account and distinguish themselves against their competition with stunning output quality they can literally prove to their customers.”

ONYX 18 software is available for the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow; and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

Highlights of ONYX 18 software

  • ONYX Color, the industry leading color engine, includes core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that gives increased shadow detail, texture and definition, as well as increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Special application benefits include textile and soft signage.
  • ColorCheck, a new approach to process control that enables print service providers to guarantee color accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time.
  • ColorCheck ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in-product indicators for printer recalibration.
  • ONYX 18 is the first iccMAX compatible solution, a new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format applications including soft signage and textile.
  • PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colors for added ‘pop’ across all image types.
  • AccuBoost, new for ONYX 18, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles.
  • APPE 4.8 accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains.
  • APPE 4.8 brings spot color handling with up to 127 channels that can be specified and used in any given region.
  • Step and Repeat functionality is now included in ONYX Thrive, enabling users to create patterns with all image types for a variety of print applications including print-and-cut workflows and textile applications.
  • New dynamic tools for print productivity including:
    • Swatch Books quick search functionality
    • Swatch Books support for specialty ink to print on any material
    • Easy crop positioning during job preparation
    • Larger nesting previews and nest rotation to match printer set-up.

Availability

To purchase an ONYX 18 software license or to upgrade through the ONYX Advantage program, customers should contact their authorized ONYX reseller or visit www.onyxgfx.com for more information.  ONYX 18 is expected to be available for shipping in June 2018. The ONYX Advantage program gives ONYX software users an easy way to keep their software current and secure their investment. Current ONYX Advantage agreement holders can obtain ONYX 18 upon release by contacting sales@onyxgfx.com and requesting a key update.

About Onyx Graphics, Inc.

Leading the industry since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and color quality. Its passion for delivering superb color led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own color engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software.  For more information, visit https://www.onyxgfx.com.

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ONYX is a registered trademark of Onyx Graphics, Inc. Adobe is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.
Listing information for this release

International Headquarters

Onyx Graphics, Inc.

6915 South High Tech Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84047 USA

Toll-free:  800-828-0723

International/Local:  +1-801-568-9900

Fax:  801-568-9911

Email:  sales@onyxgfx.com

In Europe:  emeasales@onyxgfx.com

Web:  www.onyxgfx.com

Building upon the award-winning ONYX 12.2 software, winner of seven top product awards throughout 2017 and early 2018, the new version release includes new color technologies that help prove color accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and FOGRA. The product puts power into the hands of users to manage customer brand color needs as well as know when to recalibrate printers to stay consistent and reduce waste before printing.

In addition, visitors will get a firsthand view of actual job costing with the latest release of ONYX Hub, the company’s business intelligence tool for wide- and grand-format print. Now users can see actual job costing with ink and media costs, machine and labor rates, all accessible from a newly designed dashboard interface with one-click access to all areas of print production.

The next major release will be available for the full range of ONYX software solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow and ONYX RIP products. Booth visitors will have the opportunity to receive a hands-on demonstration at stand C51 in Hall 3.2. As part of this reveal, Onyx Graphics is offering free attendance to the show through their website: onyxgfx.com.

Availability

The next major release is expected to be publicly available following FESPA digital this May. Onyx Graphics, Inc. is recommending the purchase or renewal of an ONYX Advantage subscription which will guarantee upgrade to the new version. The ONYX Advantage program gives ONYX software users an easy way to keep their software current and secure their investment. It provides product upgrades; new printer drivers and access to on-demand training and support videos.To learn more on how to secure the next major release, visit onyxgfx.com/sneakpreview.

Teaming with industry leaders

Onyx Graphics proudly supports the widest range of industry leading printers and manufacturers. In addition to the Onyx Graphics booth, ONYX software will be driving printers in numerous partner booths around the show, some of which include:

  • Canon Hall 3.2 Stand A40
  • EPSON Hall 3.2 Stand D30
  • HP Hall 3.2 Stand C20
  • OKI Hall 3.2 Stand A22

Visit Onyx Graphics, Inc. at booth hall 3.2 stand C51 for a complete list of partner booths showcasing the power of ONYX software.

About Onyx Graphics Inc.

Leading the industry since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and color quality. Its passion for delivering superb color led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own color engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software. For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com.

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ONYX is a registered trademark of Onyx Graphics, Inc. All other product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

Listing information for this release

 

Onyx Graphics, Inc.

6915 South High Tech Drive

Salt Lake City, UT 84047 USA

Toll-free:  800-828-0723

International/Local:  +1-801-568-9900

Fax:  801-568-9911

Email:  sales@onyxgfx.com

Web:  www.onyxgfx.com