Onyx Graphics - 6/7/2010
ONYX Graphics Announces Version X10 Production RIP Products
ONYX Graphics, Inc. today announced the availability of Version X10 of its market-leading production RIP
products: ONYX® ProductionHouseTM, ONYX PosterShop® and ONYX RIPCenterTM. Version X10
dramatically simplifies everyday printing tasks, giving shops greater control over their workflow.
“Based upon the positive feedback from customers and partners that have tested our Version X10 RIP
products, we are confident that we have met their needs and are ready to release the product globally,” said
Jeb Hurley, CEO of ONYX Graphics. "The innovations in Version X10 give print shops the ability to automate
their print-and-cut processes, provides faster color profiling, and greater color control - improving their shops’
efficiency and profitability."
ONYX Version X10 RIP products include an improved profiling process [ONYX ProductionHouse software only]
and a highly efficient automated print-and-cut workflow. It also includes an improved native PDF, PostScript®,
and raster image processing engine for more reliable file handling and reproduction of images from Macintosh®
and PC-based creative applications. ONYX software Version X10 also improves wide format output quality with
an innovative Smart 16-bit processing technology and the new PANTONE® PLUS SERIES spot color matching
Flexible and automated print-and-cut workflow
With ONYX Version X10 RIP products, users can more easily and quickly build workflows for print-and-cut jobs
using Quick Sets for storing cutter parameters; they can save time and reduce production costs with unattended
printing and automatic nesting of images. Users can also save time by eliminating the need to return to the design
application to fix unwanted cut paths and manage multiple cutting styles in CUT-Server.
“ONYX software Version X10 is a cutting solution that works the way I work,” said Dennis Davison of Big Systems,
an ONYX software user. “Layers, queues, various cutters, CUT-Server – Version X10 has it all!”
Improved profiling process
Users will see significantly fewer steps for creating profiles with Version X10 RIP products. With its new highly-
automated color profiling system and easy-to-follow guide, users can build media profiles in minutes instead of
hours. The new Profile Build options maximize output quality and offer the ability to use dynamic or custom-
defined ICC presets. New Enhanced Color gamut mapping provides the ability to achieve more vivid color output.
“I’ve been intimidated by profiling, but ONYX software Version X10 takes out all the guesswork,” said Scott
Manwaring of Rainbow Signs, an ONYX software user. “It’s simple, quick and painless. I’m able to get multiple
profiles done in the time it used to take me to get through one.”
For those who prefer to fine-tune their output color, new advanced Black Diamond tools are available for greater
control over output quality. With easy recalibration tools, users can quickly and easily maintain consistent output
over multiple media types and devices.
Better file handling and enhanced user interface
Additional new Version X10 features include:
• Streamlined Quick Set user interface to easily build the workflow automation.
• Smart 16-bit Processing has been added to the ONYX 32-bit color engine for better color while maintaining
• Job-based RIP options enable increased automation and reduction in errors by enabling users to easily manage
and build workflows for more complex PDF and PostScript files without changing the default behavior of the RIP.
• ONYX LinksTM web customer support integration for easy access to support resources.
• Native PDF and PostScript raster image processing for reliable and optimized file processing.
“Files from Adobe® Creative Suite applications work great in ONYX software Version X10, keeping my production
running,” said George Owen of Spectrum Graphics, an ONYX software user.
Includes innovative job logging and tracking
Also included is ONYX PrintMetryxTM JobView service, an advanced job log that enables on-line tracking of job
costs and resource usage. This service gives print shop owners and production managers insight into daily printing
operations. Each print job contains a thumbnail image, detailed information about the print job, and costs for ink