ONYX Go has won the award for best RIP Software 2021

Onyx Graphics again recognized for industry-leading software solutions

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Onyx Go won prize for best RIP software

Onyx Graphics today announced its new subscription RIP software ONYX Go has been named by the PRINTING United Alliance as the Best RIP Software of 2021. 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), Job Editor to edit files before printing, unlimited roll-to-roll cutter support for complete Print-and-Cut workflows and supports up to two printers.

The PRINTING United Alliance Pinnacle Product Award competition evaluates products that will be available for sale in 2021. A highly qualified panel of judges from across the printing industry evaluated the annual contest’s 160+ entries in more than 58 categories spanning analog, digital, output, and non-output technologies.

“One of the things I like best about our competition is that it is juried, and judges are basing their decisions on objective criteria. And with outstanding entries like ONYX Go, they had their work cut out for them,” said Ray Weiss, director, Digital Print Programs,  PRINTING United Alliance. “The Pinnacle Product Award competition represents the best of the best among commercial hardware, software, consumables, industrial and screen equipment,” Weiss said. “Congratulations to Onyx Graphics for their deserved win.”

“We are delighted to accept this prestigious award from the PRINTING United Alliance,” said Matt Crawford, director, product marketing, Onyx Graphics. “When our customers, peers, and now industry leaders acknowledge the way ONYX Go is helping print businesses succeed, it furthers our commitment to developing best-in-class software solutions for the wide-format print industry.”

ONYX Go is available in two product tiers – ONYX Go Lite and ONYX Go Plus, to suit the needs of the print business. As part of their subscription, users get unlimited product support as well as product updates with in-product notifications to download the latest version. ONYX Go Lite is ideally suited for new print shops, while ONYX Go Plus is for growing print businesses.

Highlights of ONYX Go products 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

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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