Onyx Graphics has announced global availability of Onyx 18, the newest version release of the company's wide and grand format software that includes new colour technologies for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that printers can prove to their customers.
Onyx 18 – covering the entire product portfolio of Onyx solutions including Thrive print workflow; and ProductionHouse, PosterShop and RIPCenter RIP software – is now available to all Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers for immediate purchase. The Advantage subscription programme gives Onyx software users a quick and easy way to keep their software current and secure their investment. Customers that are not Advantage subscribers should contact their local authorised reseller or visit onyxgfx.com for more information.
‘Onyx 18 represents the next generation of wide format print software capabilities,’ said Bryan Manwaring, director of product marketing at Onyx Graphics. ‘The improvements really raise the bar in giving print service providers the ability to validate colour, match standards and maintain consistency to get the best possible output.’
The latest release gives users a new colour experience, while bringing consistency, reliability, and power to a print environment.
Onyx Color, includes new core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that give increased shadow detail, texture and definition, as well as increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Textile and soft signage application benefit especially from these enhancements.
ColorCheck, a new process control tool set that enables print service providers to guarantee colour accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time.
ColorCheck also ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in product indicators for printer recalibration.
PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colours for added ‘pop' across all image types.
AccuBoost, new for Onyx 18, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles.
The latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains.