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Onyx Graphics - 5/21/2008

ONYX Workflow Software Achieves G7 Certification Level 1 for Press Proofing Systems

Salt Lake City, UT - May 21, 2008 - ONYX Graphics Inc., a leader in wide format digital printing solutions, today 
announced that ONYX® workflow software products can be used to produce press proof output that complies 
with G7® Certification Level 1 standards.  G7 is a proof-to-print process based on a set of color criteria 
developed to ensure digital print technology elements - RIP, printer, media and ink - can reproduce a typical 
offset lithography sheet.  Certification ensures users can confidently use digital press proofs with the assurance 
of matching Standard Web Offset Printing (SWOP®) criteria.

The certification was awarded to ONYX ProductionHouseTM software driving the Epson Stylus® Pro 11880 
printer with Epson® Premium Luster Photo Paper 260g and Epson Ultrachrome® Ink.  The certification 
standards measure color reproduction through the use of International Color Consortium® (ICC) color matching 
profiles for primary and secondary colors and specific grey values.  The ICC profile created in ONYX Profile 
Generator - a key element available only in ONYX ProductionHouse software - exceeded all testing standards 
and achieved a certification category of GRACoL® Grade 1, the highest available (to view a copy of the 
certificate detailing the measured values, visit www.onyxgfx.com).  

"This certification reinforces our proof-of-concept that ONYX Profile Generator is a high quality, extremely 
accurate tool for generating ICC profiles, giving users tremendous confidence that their output will be 
on-target," said Jon Reese, Director of Marketing for ONYX Graphics, Inc.  "Given a similar starting point with 
paper white point values and ink gamuts, it’s feasible that ONYX Profile Generator can create proof-worthy 
prints using other printer hardware and inks.  Users don’t have to spend thousands of dollars on a separate 
color management system when the capability already exists in ONYX ProductionHouse software."

Certification was awarded to this specific combination of ONYX workflow software and Epson hardware, ink 
and media.  The ICC profile that earned certification can be used with any ONYX workflow software product 
including ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop®, ONYX RIPCenterTM and ONYX GamaPrint TM 
software.  The ICC profile, as well as the printer driver with the profile, is available on request from ONYX 
Graphics.  

The G7 process specifies a simple calibration method that helps printers reliably achieve a close “visual match” 
from proof to press.  Consistent and accurate proofs can reduce costs, decrease turnaround times and 
eliminate re-makes of a print job.  Commercial printers that employ G7 certified systems can develop internal 
guidelines for reliable process controls and assure print predictability before going on press.  Print buyers can 
be assured of proof accuracy when working with a G7 certified supplier.

www.onyxgfx.com


 
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