Onyx adds APPE 5 to wide format RIP

Onyx Graphics is to update its wide format RIP with the release of Onyx 18.5 in October. This will be based on version 5 of the Adobe PDF Print Engine, with Onyx claiming that this will be the first wide format implementation of APPE 5.

The Onyx RIP will be based on the APPE 5 following the release of Onyx 18.5.

The new version includes support for PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation. Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing at Onyx Graphics, says that it’s much faster, noting: “We’ve seen significant performance gains against previous versions of Onyx. Onyx PosterShop and Onyx ProductionHouse customers are seeing RIP speeds that are twice as fast!”

This follows the introduction of v18 at Fespa this year, which mainly focused on improvements to colour accuracy and consistency. This RIP underpins Onyx’s range of products, including the Thrive workflow as well as PosterShop and ProductionHouse.

Onyx 18.5 will be officially unveiled at the SGIA show on October 18-20 in Las Vegas, USA.


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