Onyx Graphics releases Onyx 12.2 software

By Richard Stuart-Turner, Tuesday 04 July 2017

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US-headquartered software developer Onyx Graphics has launched Onyx 12.2, the latest version of its wide-format print workflow and RIP product.

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Onyx 12.2's numerous new features include a multi-roll user interface

Highlights of the updated software, which builds on Onyx 12.1, include a new multi-roll user interface that delivers an interactive workflow showing a live view of loaded media with automated roll selection between jobs in the RIP-queue.

Enhanced media and page size handling streamlines printer configurations and job setup while a new user interface shows device specific information based on bi-directional data, including easily visible ink levels, printer status and media information.

Cutting workflow updates include the ability to handle multiple cut-path prefixes and duplication of cutter device settings, for greater automation, while there are also faster RIP and data transfer speeds with optimised colour calculations across all applications.

Furthermore, Onyx 12.2 is said to offer reduced time in production and streamlined workflows, with job scaling and rotation directly from the file-open dialogue before sending jobs to the RIP-queue.

The software also fully supports the Konica Minolta Autoscan Spectrophotometer FD-9 colour device, which is said to offer fast and flexible fully-automated chart reading to improve print workflow and productivity.

Onyx Graphics director of product marketing Bryan Manwaring said Onyx 12.2 can help users to achieve more predictable print output, minimise waste and maximise productivity and profit.

“Onyx Graphics recognises that modern print shops need solutions that will increase their production and revenue, lower their costs, and increase shop efficiency in order to compete.”

Onyx 12.2 is commercially available immediately for the full Onyx software product line including Onyx Thrive workflow, Onyx ProductionHouse, Onyx PosterShop and Onyx RIPCenter RIP software.

Customers can purchase an Onyx 12.2 software license or upgrade from a previous version through the Onyx Advantage software maintenance programme.

UK Onyx distributor ArtSystems, based in Nottingham, said Onyx 12.2 pricing starts from around £1,570 but can go up to £8,000 or more depending on the specification required.

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