Onyx Graphics newest version released – ONYX 21.1

Onyx 21.1 has new PDF soft proof & print label functionality

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

On 14 June 2021, Onyx Graphics, announces the global availability of Onyx 21.1, the company’s newest software version release of the industry leading wide-format RIP and print workflow software. Onyx 21.1 launches on the heels of Onyx Go, the company’s new subscription RIP software and builds upon industry leading ONYX 21 with an all new PDF Soft Proof workflow and Print Label Cut Path functionality.

RGB soft proofs can be easily generated on the fly or automated using Onyx Quick Sets for a quick visual reference of final output before printing. Print Label Cut Paths automatically adds a cut path around print labels to provide print buyers with important job information for future prints.

“Onyx 21.1 continues the vision of Onyx 21 to provide easy-to-use tools that give Print Service Providers a competitive edge in today’s environment,” said Matt Crawford, director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics. “Onyx users can expect to see more frequent product releases like Onyx 21.1 to ensure they meet the evolving needs of their customers.”

Onyx 21.1 also introduces new options for ambient light measurement using Onyx Media Manager, Custom ICC build options for light source measurement, and a series of new device support options including transmissive profiling using the X-Rite i1 Pro-3, full support for the Fotoba XLA cutter and on-demand color device installation.

Highlights of ONYX 21.1 include

  • PDF Soft Proofs to reduce customer artwork approval timelines
  • Show finishing marks, grommets, sewing marks, cut paths and label data before printing
  • Print Label Cut Path functionality help PSPs –
    • Include shop logos on print-and-cut jobs
    • Provide important job information to print buyers for print-and-cut jobs
  • Media Manager ambient light spot measurement
  • Custom ICC build options for light source measurement
  • Centralized proxy configuration
  • On-demand color device installation 
  • Transmissive profiling for X-Rite i1 Pro3 
  • Fotoba XLA device support

Availability

Onyx 21.1, covering the entire product portfolio of Onyx solutions including Onyx Thrive print workflow software; all Onyx RIP products; and Onyx Go subscription RIP products, is globally available. It is automatically provided to Onyx Go subscribers through a soft download product update; available to all Onyx Advantage customers by requesting a key update; and to all other customers through a license purchase. Onyx Graphics is providing a special promotion to upgrade. Customers are encouraged to visit www.onyxgfx.com for more information.

About Onyx Graphics

In the wide-format and signage RIP market since 1989, Onyx Graphics’ passion for delivering superb color led to the development of Onyx Color, Onyx Graphics’ own color engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software. For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com.

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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