Onyx Graphics unveiled Onyx 19 exclusively at the Fespa Global Print Expo in Munich, Germany. Following the successful sneak preview which impressed visitors at ISA in Las Vegas, USA last month, visitors to the Onyx Graphics stand at Fespa saw the full product which introduces the Spark Engine and DeviceLink+, especially designed to reach new heights on all print applications including soft-signage and textiles.
Building on the award-winning Onyx 18.5 software, which won several top product awards throughout 2018 for best color management and best RIP and print workflow solution, Onyx 19 introduces the Spark Engine, a new performance platform built for massive advances in speed, performance and reliability. DeviceLink+ is an all-new system of color management controls to achieve consistent color across an entire site. “Onyx 19 is the culmination of 30 years of innovation in the wide-format print industry,” says Kevin Murphy, president and chief executive officer of Onyx Graphics. “With optimum speed and performance from the new Spark Engine, coupled with next generation color management using DeviceLink+, print service providers can reach new heights using Onyx 19.”
Spark Engine and iccMax v5 profiles
The Spark Engine introduces advanced compression algorithms, a threading pipeline and new rendering technology for RIP speed increases up to 200%, printer performance increases up to 400% and step and repeat performance up to 600%, according to the company. In addition, Fespa visitors got a first-hand view on how to build iccMAX v5 profiles and choose between three new dot patterns for the smoothest output on all wide-format print applications. Onyx 19 is publicly available following Fespa 2019, and will be available for the entire suite of Onyx products including Onyx Thrive and Onyx RIP products.