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New wide format RIP software

computer showing Onyx softwareWide format distributor ArtSystems recently launched the new ONYX 12 RIP Software.

ONYX 12 is built on the proven platform of ONYX 11 RIP software and ONYX Thrive workflow software. According to the company it delivers faster RIP performance; a simplified user interface; and advanced finishing tools to do more in less time.

It 'delivers better utilisation of memory and hardware' when running the latest Windows OS to maximise the system investment with a modern, proven platform. ONYX 12 uses the complete 64-bit platform throughout, in the RIP as well as modules, to harness full processing capabilities. It can 'reduce print times from almost a minute to seconds'.

The redesigned user interface displays a visual, interactive job list to easily find jobs, view printer information, and quickly make edits. Complete job information, including thumbnails, is displayed and can be customised to suit each operation's needs.

Live, colour-managed previews display job edits as they happen: an intuitive feature that saves time and reduces waste by eliminating guesswork and proof reprints. Quick Sets – production templates that streamline routine tasks – have been redesigned so they're easier to build, navigate and save. Consistency can be achieved by sharing Quick Sets or easily changing between printers without the need to re-open files.

A new Bleed function allows users to add borders for wrapped canvas prints; pole pocket trim for banners; or top/bottom extensions for pop-up stands without having to redesign the original artwork. Users can combine the Bleed function with Automatic Cut Path Generation to eliminate white space in print-and-cut jobs for finished pieces without artwork adjustments.
ONYX 12 is available across the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

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