ONYX Graphics Supports New HP Designjet Z6200 Photo Printer

SALT LAKE CITY -- ONYX Graphics, Inc. today announced it has achieved HP certification of ONYX Graphics' raster image processing (RIP) software to drive the recently-announced HP Designjet® Z6200 photo printer. The ONYX driver will be available to licensed users of ONYX ProductionHouse(TM), ONYX PosterShop® and ONYX RIPCenter(TM) version X10 RIP software packages.

"We are pleased to continue our collaboration with HP as a Platinum Partner," said Danielle Mattiussi, Director, Product Portfolio and Business Development. "The ONYX driver for the HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer is another successful joint development effort where ONYX Graphics has achieved the maximum certification rating. With ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, or ONYX RIPCenter packages, customers can be highly productive and achieve superb quality."

Through the HP RIP Certification Program, HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer owners can be confident that ONYX Graphics - as an HP Platinum Partner - is helping them maximize their investment. HP confirms which RIPs reach a superior level of integration, compatibility and performance with a particular HP printer. The overall level of integration and performance is reflected in the 'star rating' awarded. ONYX workflow software version X10 received full "Three Star Rating" marks for the HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer driver.

Supported Features

The ONYX driver for the HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer includes support for the following features:

Multiple ink configurations: The ONYX driver's unique support of RGB continuous tone and CMYKmkR photo and CMYKmkR matte halftone configurations on the same printer driver makes it easy to use available HP media profiles. Customers with the ONYX Media Manager module can also create high quality color profiles for third-party media.

Automatic updates: The ONYX driver implementation of the bi-directional communication capabilities of this printer assures customers that, when a firmware upgrade is issued or a new media package from HP is installed on the printer, the ONYX driver will receive that information dynamically and automatically support any new media types and print modes.

Color matching: Out-of-the-box PANTONE®, HKS and RAL spot color matching works very well with the included HP media profiles built with the ONYX 32-bit color engine. For example, the included profile for HP Premium Instant Dry Gloss Photo Paper enables users to accurately print more than 95% of PANTONE coated colors.

Custom media: The ONYX driver supports creation of custom media types through the ONYX Media Manager module. These customer-created media types are displayed in the driver media list and uploaded for display on the printer's front panel.

Spectrophotometer support: The HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer has an onboard spectrophotometer color device for color profiling and calibration. ONYX software fully supports all of the functions of this color device including fast recalibration and new media profiling (for use with ONYX ProductionHouse version X10 software only).

User interface: ONYX software displays all printer-generated information messages in a user-friendly interface and displays pop-up warning messages when error conditions occur.

The ONYX driver includes the following media profiles for top HP media for both half-tone and continuous-tone printing:

o HP Artist Matte Canvas
o HP Everyday Adhesive Matte Polypropylene
o HP Everyday Pigment Ink Gloss Photo Paper
o HP Everyday Pigment Ink Satin Photo Paper
o HP Heavyweight Coated Paper
o HP Opaque Scrim
o HP Premium Instant-dry Gloss Photo Paper
o HP Premium Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper
o HP Premium Vivid Color Backlit Film
o HP Super Heavyweight Plus Matte Paper


The ONYX driver and media profiles for the HP Designjet Z6200 photo printer are available now from the Printer & Profile Download Manager on the ONYX Graphics web site: www.onyxgfx.com/index.php?area=downloads. All existing ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter version X10 customers can download and run the printer with no additional driver permissions needed. For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com or contact an authorized ONYX Reseller.

About ONYX Graphics

ONYX Graphics, Inc. helps companies improve their bottom line results by reducing printing costs and increasing productivity. ONYX develops and markets commercial printing software and solutions for the digital color printing marketplace. By combining color science, image processing and print production knowledge, ONYX delivers powerful, reliable printing workflow solutions.

SOURCE ONYX Graphics, Inc.

CONTACT:Kelli Ramirez of ONYX Graphics, Inc.,+1-530-346-2146,mobile, +1-530-305-5347,kelli.ramirez@onyxgfx.com

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