Onyx software named 2020 EDP Best Colour Management Solution

Onyx Graphics continues to lead wide-format industry for colour quality

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Onyx software named 2020 EDP Best Colour Management Solution

Onyx Graphics recently announced that its industry-leading RIP software has been named the 2020 Best Colour Management Solution at the annual EDP awards, marking the second award from EDP for best colour management since 2018. The winners are selected by a commission of experts (the EDP technical committee), which evaluates the submitted products on technical abilities and product innovation that improves speed, quality, performance, and cost.

Onyx Graphics has always had colour at its core,” said Matt Crawford, director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “To be recognized again by the experts that make up the EDP panel reaffirms our commitment to providing industry-leading colour output that PSPs around the globe can truly rely on.”

Highlights of ONYX software colour tools include DeviceLink+ for synchronized colour output across devices and direct input to output profiles; ColorCheck for colour accuracy, consistency, and conformance to global standards; iccMAX v5 profiling for output accuracy; AccuBoost to iterate and fine-tune ICC profiles; Swatch Books 2.0 for fast, easy colour matching; GCR+ for up to 30% ink savings without compromising saturation; PosterColor 2.0 for smart rendering intent for increased saturation of solid colours; and Onyx Color Engine explicitly designed for wide-format print applications.

The EDP Association (European Digital Press Association) was founded in 2007 by six magazines with a special focus on digital technologies. Today the EDP has 20 member magazines from all over Europe, covering 25 countries and reaching more than half a million readers (printed editions only). One of the declared goals of the EDP Association is to help users find the right solutions for their applications. Meanwhile, the EDP Awards are highly regarded in the market and are a strong reference point. Each year, experts from the EDP circle evaluate the latest technologies and product developments in categories such as hardware and software, large/wide format printing, commercial printing, industrial solutions, finishing, and consumables. The best products in each category are honored with an EDP Award. Since 2007, the EDP has handed over around 360 awards for the best technology and product developments – now 29 awards are being added this year.

The Covid-19 pandemic led to the country-wide lockdown on 25 March 2020. It will be two years tomorrow as I write this. What have we learned in this time? Maybe the meaning of resilience since small companies like us have had to rely on our resources and the forbearance of our employees as we have struggled to produce our trade platforms.

The print and packaging industries have been fortunate, although the commercial printing industry is still to recover. We have learned more about the digital transformation that affects commercial printing and packaging. Ultimately digital 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.

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