Onyx virtual preview of major release

Special offer to all virtual attendees

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Salt Lake City, 5 October 2020 – Onyx Graphics, announced it will unveil the next major version release of the company’s industry-leading RIP software through a new series of virtual events. Event attendees will get a first glimpse of the newest Onyx version offering Print Service Providers a faster, easier way to match color, streamline tile job workflows, with new dynamic print label capabilities for branding and connection to existing business tools.

The next major release will be available for the full range of Onyx solutions including Onyx Thrive print workflow software and all Onxy RIP products. Demonstrations will be held online during the virtual events with special sessions for press, authorized resellers and print service providers.

“Our customers deserve solutions that help them improve and grow their business,” said Matt Crawford, director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “This upcoming release provides new innovative tools they can use to achieve exactly that.”

Virtual Event Registry

Details of the virtual event are listed on the company’s website at www.onyxgfx.com where there is sign-up form with additional options for release information and free trial requests. Attendees may request follow-up one-on-one calls and meetings with Onyx representatives to discuss additional questions as well as obtain upgrade, purchase or pricing information.

Availability

The next major release of Onyx software is anticipated to be globally available in November 2020, covering the entire product portfolio of solutions including Onyx Thrive print workflow software and all Onyx RIP products. It will be available to all Onyx Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a license purchase. Onyx Graphics is promoting a special offer for all virtual event attendees. Customers are encouraged to visit www.onyxgfx.com for more information on how to register.

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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