Onyx Graphics launches Onyx Go subscriptions

A new way to experience industry-leading Onyx software

Matt Crawford Onyx Graphics Photo Onyx
Matt Crawford Director of Product Marketing, Onyx Graphics Photo Onyx

On 10 February 2021, Onyx Graphics introduced its new subscription-based RIP solution – Onyx Go. The new subscription model released just after its Onyx 21 RIP is immediately available and offered in two tiers – Onyx Go Lite and Onyx Go Plus. 

As we learned in a recent web meeting with Matt Crawford the Director of Product Marketing at Onyx and other personnel, one of the ideas behind the Go version is to overcome many of the constraints caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdowns. It enables print service providers to have more downloadable and net-maintainable or upgradeable options at affordable prices. The choice and opportunity to buy the Onyx 21 RIP outright will also remain from what we understood.

The new subscription RIP solution adds to the expansive Onyx portfolio of wide-format digital inkjet software solutions. Onyx Go is designed for print service providers who require the latest technology to meet customer needs. Offered in two product tiers, Onyx Go Lite and Onyx Go Plus, the Plus version includes enhanced color management and production tools, including ICC profiling to fine-tune profiles for output color accuracy and repeatability. It also contains Swatch Books 2.0 for color matching, finishing tools such as Bleed and Grommets to save valuable production time for everyday tasks, and Media Manager to meet the daily challenges faced by today’s print shops.

“Onyx Go brings another product option to our worldwide customer base to help them meet the evolving needs of the wide-format graphics market,” says Kevin Murphy, president and CEO of Onyx Graphics. “It incorporates all the features and functionality ONYX users have come to expect for superior output quality, neatly packaged in a worry-free, affordable monthly subscription.”

Available with soft-key activation providing near-instant access, Onyx Go is a month-to-month, no-contract, full-featured Onyx RIP solution with up to four Adobe PDF Print Engines (APPE). Its Job Editor helps signage printers and service providers in editing files before printing. There is unlimited roll-to-roll cutter support for complete print-and-cut workflows, and each RIP supports up to two printers.

Highlights of Onyx Go include –
• ICC profiling and Media Manager
• Up to four Adobe PDF Print Engines
• Support for up to two printers
• Unlimited roll-to-roll cutter support
• Automated Print-and-Cut workflows
• Automatic media savings for nested jobs
• Job Editor for file editing and job preparation
• Quick Sets 2.0 and Hot Folders for automation
• Swatch Books 2.0 for color matching
• Specialty ink support for white ink
• Bleed and Grommet finishing tools 


Onyx Go is available now as a monthly subscription through Authorized ONYX Resellers and the new ONYX Web Store. Onyx Go is open to all existing Onyx users and other customers through a license subscription. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position the company as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software. Its passion for delivering superb color led to Onyx Color’s development, Onyx Graphics’ color engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. The company has numerous distributors in India and the region. Visit www.onyxgfx.com for more information.

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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