Onyx Graphics celebrates 30 years of innovation in wide-format print

January 29, 2019
Providing industry-leading RIP and print workflow solutions since 1989 Providing industry-leading RIP and print workflow solutions since 1989

Onyx Graphics, Inc., the leader in RIP and print workflow software solutions, today marks 30 years of developing revolutionary products for the wide-format digital inkjet print industry. Since creating the first wide-format specific RIP software in 1989, ONYX award-winning software solutions continue to be at the forefront of innovation.

In 1989, the teams at Onyx Graphics united in a vision to provide fast, efficient print solutions with outstanding colour, which has always been at the company's core. Since then, ONYX solutions have become the industry standard for entire print environments, known for outstanding colour, automated workflows and superior output that can be proven to print buyers.

"We're incredibly proud of our heritage and entrepreneurial spirit as the first commercial wide- and grand-format print software company," said Kevin Murphy, President and CEO of Onyx Graphics. "Between our in-house development teams and colour scientists, along with close relationships with our worldwide customer base, Onyx Graphics has the unique position of continually driving innovation across the industry - something we're looking forward to sustaining for the next 30 years."

Unique offerings from Onyx Graphics include the ONYX Color Engine with unmatched colour output built specifically for wide-format print; ONYX Thrive, the company's network licence RIP and print workflow solution that grows with the business; ONYX Hub, the only business intelligence tool with actual costs to improve print shop profitability; award-winning ONYX 18.5, released December 17, 2018 as the first solution with Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE) including support for PDF 2.0 features and ColorCheck™, the only industry toolset to ensure colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and FOGRA that can be proven to print buyers.

Highlights of ONYX 18.5 include:

  • APPE 5.1, the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine
  • PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation
  • Unrivalled performance gains with 2X faster RIP speeds and 5X faster production speeds
  • Added spot colour vibrancy with Relative Gamut Mapping chroma preservation
  • QuickSet application library management to manage multiple QuickSets at the click of a button for securing data and getting to sellable prints faster


ONYX 18.5 software - covering the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow; ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software - is now available to all ONYX Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a licence purchase. As part of their 30th year anniversary, Onyx Graphics is promoting a special offer for an ONYX Thrive bundle.

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