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RIP and print workflow software for wide format applications

Onyx Graphics has released the newest version release of its wide format RIP and print workflow software. Introducing the Spark Engine and DeviceLink+, ONYX 19 brings “new cutting-edge technologies to go bigger, bolder and beyond the limitations of wide format print for all print applications” including soft signage and textile.

The Spark Engine is a performance platform bringing RIP speed increases up to 400% and printer performance increases up to 200%. DeviceLink+ is a system of easy-to-use colour management controls to achieve consistent colour across an entire site without the need to read in new swatches or use a colour measurement device.

“We’re amazed at the response ONYX 19 has received,” says Bryan Manwaring, director of product marketing. “Customers are already seeing the Spark Engine at work through increased production capacity while DeviceLink+ is creating new possibilities to achieve outstanding colour output that can be automated at the click of a button.”

ONYX 19 introduces Step and Repeat functionality for a 600% performance increase; new dot pattern technology for the smoothest output on all wide format print applications including soft signage and textile; adds nest trim box features for weeding and finishing print and cut jobs; and provides the ability to build iccMAX v5 profiles. Coupled with the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) 5.1, ONYX 19 is a winning combination for any print application, says Onyx.

Highlights include advanced compression algorithms in the Spark Engine increase RIP speeds up to 400%; threading pipeline in the Spark Engine improves printer performance up to 200%.

Rendering technology in the Spark Engine increases Step and Repeat performance up to 600%; colour management automation controls using DeviceLink+; consistent colour across devices using DeviceLink+; while iccMAX v5 profiling provides next-generation colour output accuracy.

In addition Dot Pattern Technology allows for the smoothest output on all wide format print applications; automation for Step and Repeat jobs for seamless workflows; Print Isolation Technology ensures print production continues in the event of printer failure; and nest trim box is designed to save time weeding and finishing jobs.

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