ONYX 12 software to make European debut at Viscom

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Onyx Graphics, Inc. will show its ONYX 12 software for the first time in Europe at Viscom, Paris, following its global launch.  The company will demonstrate the power of its latest production and colour management solutions for a wide variety of graphics, textile, décor and industrial print applications at the event which is scheduled to take place between September 29-October 1, 2015.

ONYX 12 is the next generation of the company’s wide format workflow and RIP products that delivers faster RIP performance, a simplified user interface and advanced finishing tools. Specifically developed to make printing more predictable, ONYX 12 software enables print operators to print jobs right the first time.

Next-generation features:

ONYX 12 software delivers better utilisation of memory and hardware when running the latest Windows® OS to maximise the system investment with a modern, proven platform. It utilises the complete 64-bit platform throughout – in the RIP as well as modules – to harness full processing capabilities, delivering not just faster speeds but greater responsiveness as well. ONYX 12 software delivers RIP speeds twice as fast as ONYX 11 software and a more responsive user interface.

A redesigned user interface displays a visual, interactive job list enabling operators 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.

Users can easily produce a variety of new applications, and improve the workflow for existing applications, with the new Bleed function. For example within ONYX 12, users can add borders for wrapped canvas prints, pole pocket trim for banners or top/bottom extensions for pop-up stands without the need to redesign the original artwork.

New finishing tools enable automatic grommet and mark placement for creating prints that are ready for finishing. Grommet marks are accurately placed without manual measurement. Grommet mark size, style and spacing can also be customised.

ONYX 12 software will be available for the full ONYX software product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software, and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

Visitors will be also able to see the power of ONYX Thrive at Viscom. This is a full featured, scalable workflow which is based on the Adobe PDF Print Engine and optimised for superior performance for all sizes of print service providers. ONYX Thrive maximizes throughput with a high-performance software architecture that harnesses the true scalability of the Adobe PDF Print Engine. It offers the unique ability to add RIP power, independent of adding devices, and ensures printers and cutters are fed at maximum capacity. For example, an eight-core processor computer can be maximized to run eight APPEs simultaneously with no reduction in speed, regardless of the number of printers being driven. Unlimited browser-based Thrive Production Manager provides a real-time dashboard into your print production from anywhere you can access the internet.