Onyx Graphics has released the latest version of its wide- and grand-format RIP software. ONYX 18.5 is said to take print production to the next level as “the first wide format RIP solution with Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE 5.1)”. With APPE 5.1 users benefit from the latest technological advancements for complete design-to-print workflows including high impact colour rendering, smoother edges for graphics, enhanced Unicode support; plus support for PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation, half-tone origin, special data for spot colour and page-level output intent.
“ONYX 18.5 continues to lead the wide format print industry with technological advancements that future-proof print service providers needing to differentiate themselves from their competition,” says director of product marketing Bryan Manwaring. “Helping our customers stay ahead of the curve and enabling them to take advantage of unrivalled RIP and production speeds are achievements that can greatly benefit their operations for years to come.”
ONYX 18.5 introduces new Quick Set application library management for improved automation, enhanced iccMAX compatibility with support for third party ukfiles and new spot colour tools for greater colour accuracy and vibrancy. Coupled with new ColorCheck reports, ONYX 18.5 delivers output that can be validated to print buyers. Highlights include faster RIP and production speeds and added spot colour vibrancy with Relative Gamut Mapping chroma preservation
ONYX 18.5 software covering the entire product portfolio including ONYX Thrive print workflow and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software, is available to all ONYX Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a licence purchase. The ONYX Advantage subscription programme gives software users a quick and easy way to keep their software current and secure their investment. Customers who are not subscribers should contact their local Authorised ONYX Reseller.