Onyx Graphics, Inc., today announced the global availability of ONYX 18.5 software, the latest version release of the company’s wide- and grand-format RIP software. ONYX 18.5 software builds upon the award-winning ONYX 18 version, taking print production to the next level with the distinction of being 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 color rendering, smoother edges for graphics, enhanced Unicode support; plus support for PDF 2.0 features such as black-point compensation, half-tone origin, special data for spot colors, 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,” said Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “Helping our customers stay ahead of the curve as well as enabling them to take advantage of unrivaled RIP and production speeds are achievements that can greatly benefit their operations for years to come.”
ONYX 18.5 also introduces new Quick Set application library management for improved automation, enhanced iccMAX compatibility with support for third-party files and new spot color tools for greater color accuracy and vibrancy. Coupled with new ColorCheck reports, ONYX 18.5 delivers industry-leading output that can literally be validated to print buyers.
Highlights of ONYX 18.5 include:
• APPE 5.1, the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine
• PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation
• Unrivaled performance gains with 2X faster RIP speeds and 5X faster production speeds
• Added spot color vibrancy with Relative Gamut Mapping chroma preservation
• QuickSet application library management to manage multiple QuickSets at the click of a button for securing data and getting to sellable prints faster
ONYX 18.5 software – covering the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow; and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software – is now available to all ONYX Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a license purchase.