Onyx Graphics, Inc. announces global launch of ONYX TruFit software

 True-shape nesting for any print environment

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Onyx TruFit software for efficient nesting
Onyx TruFit software for efficient nesting

Today, Onyx Graphics announced the global availability of Onyx TruFit, the company’s new shape-based nesting software. Using artificial intelligence to search millions of combinations for the most precise nests and media utilization, Onyx TruFit saves valuable print production time and reduces media usage up to 50%. Designed to work seamlessly across both Windows and Mac OS platforms and with any RIP solution on the market, TruFit brings speed and simplicity to even the most complex nested layouts.

“Print Service Providers are under increasing pressure to produce more with less, and media usage carries a major cost with every print job,” said Matt Crawford, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “This simple-to-use tool optimizes media utilization up to 50%, saving money on every job while improving output capacity in just seconds.” 

Onyx TruFit introduces new intuitive tools to save time, improve existing workflow efficiencies, and maximize media utilization. Automatic cut-path and tool type recognition creates a seamless workflow from design file to print file; single-click image tracing and double-sided printing drastically reduce file preparation time before submitting jobs to the RIP-Queue. Also, hot folders provide fully automated print-and-cut workflows. Coupled with keeping original file properties unchanged for named colors, transparencies, and color management, TruFit is built for any wide-format print environment.  

Highlights of ONYX TruFit include:

  •     Artificial intelligence engine for optimal shape-based nests, reducing media waste up to 50%
  •     Real-time media savings data during nest creation
  •      Single-click image tracing to reduce file preparation time
  •      Double-sided printing generated instantly for decals, stickers and other print applications
  •     Automatic cut-path and tool type recognition to work seamlessly from design file to print file
  •      Multi-page PDF edit capabilities to eliminate excess white space
  •     Automated workflows using ONYX hot folders
  •      Unchanged original file properties to maintain consistency between applications
  •     Output PDFs for any RIP solution available today saving costly software changes
  •      Open architecture to work cross-platform on Windows or Mac OS

Free educational webinars

In consideration of recent news surrounding international tradeshows being postponed, Onyx Graphics is offering free educational webinars to see ONYX TruFit in action. In addition, 30-day trial licenses are being offered free. Visit www.onyxgfx.com for more details.

Availability

ONYX TruFit software – covering the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions, including ONYX Thrive print workflow and ONYX RIP products, including ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter – is now available to all ONYX customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a license purchase. ONYX TruFit is also available for non-ONYX RIP users and can be obtained through a license purchase.

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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