Software optimizes printing workflow.

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Supporting variety of printers, cutters, and color devices, version 7.2 of ONYX® ProductionHouse(TM), ONYX PosterShop®, and ONYX RIPCenter(TM) includes FDRP Enhanced error diffusion dot pattern, which produces fine, smooth output. Dynamic ink separation technology maximizes use of special printers' inks, while maintaining accurate grey and spot color matching. Integrated RAL and HKS color libraries for automatic professional color standards matching are standard.



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ONYX Graphics Releases ONYX Workflow Software Version 7.2



New Features in ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RipCenter software enhance productivity, cost savings and output quality

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 19 /-- ONYX Graphics, Inc. today announced it has released Version 7.2 for its popular workflow software packages: ONYX(R) ProductionHouse(TM), ONYX PosterShop(R) and ONYX RIPCenter(TM). The new features in Version 7.2 are designed to boost productivity, help realize additional cost savings, and ensure consistent output quality. It is available now.

Extended productivity with support for additional devices

Version 7.2 extends the productivity of ONYX workflow software by adding support for new printers, cutters and color devices.

Drivers for the following printer models have been added: Epson(R) GS6000, HP Designjet(R) L65500, Seiko ColorPainter H-104S, Canon(R) iPF605 & iPF720, and Graphtec(R) Signjet 500.

Drivers for the following cutters have been added: Gerber(R) M-Series and Roland(R) GX Series.

Drivers for the following color devices have been added: Spectro Swing from Barberi, which supports both sheet-fed swatches and backlit and clear film media.

New Dot Pattern Produces Smoother Images and Enables Greater Ink Cost Savings

Included in all Version 7.2 software packages is a new dot pattern, "FDRP Enhanced," a new error diffusion dot pattern that produces finer, smoother output, especially in printers with "fixed-dot" modes. The results are most apparent in critical areas such as flesh tones and solid fill areas. FDRP Enhanced enables users to print at lower resolutions, thereby using less ink without compromising image quality.

Output Quality Improvements

Several enhancements have been included in Version 7.2 to continue to meet the high quality demands of ONYX users.

More Robust and Accurate Color

Improvements in the ONYX ICC Profile Generator increase accuracy and smoothness of grey and black generation while improving color output and accuracy on CMYK+ printers. Version 7.2 uses innovative dynamic ink separation technology that maximizes the use of the special printers' inks, while still maintaining accurate grey and spot color matching. This dynamic technology works in each print mode, so users get the best possible color on every printer media and resolution.

New Spot Color Matching Capabilities

Version 7.2 includes support for HP Professional PANTONE(R) emulation technology on select HP printers. Also included are enhanced drivers for the HP Designjet L65500, 8000s, 9000s, 10000s, Z2100, Z3100 and Z6100 printers and HP's proprietary spot color mapping algorithms for more accurate matches of out-of-gamut PANTONE spot colors.

Integrated RAL and HKS color libraries for automatic professional color standards matching are now standard. In addition, the new PANTONE Goe(R) uncoated colors have been added to the existing full PANTONE color matching library. Version 7.2 also includes support for automatic spot color matching in color blends, for easy and accurate color matching of gradient logos and graphics.

Additional Updates

The following additional updates and enhancements are included in Version 7.2:

-- Fixes for PDF transparencies and other RIP file issues

-- Improved cut contour speed and accuracy

-- Multi-select jobs added to Layout

-- Removed 5,000,000 halftone line limit on PDF/EPS files

-- Consistent application of International Color Consortium(R) (ICC) profiles embedded in PDF 1.7 files

-- Localization and translation updates

Availability

ONYX Graphics workflow software Version 7.2 is now available at no charge for download by registered licensees of Version 7.0 and 7.1. Registered licensees of Version 7.0 or 7.1 can download Version 7.2 from onyxgfx.net/. To upgrade from a previous version or to purchase a new license, users should contact a local ONYX reseller. To locate a reseller, visit the ONYX Graphics web site at www.onyxgfx.com/, or call 800-828-0723 (international +1-801-954-5380).

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. For more information, visit http://www.onyxgfx.com/.

"ONYX," the ONYX logo and "ONYX PosterShop" are registered trademarks, and "ONYX ProductionHouse" and "ONYX RIPCenter" are trademarks of ONYX Graphics, Inc. All product and company names are trademarks or registered trademarks and are the property of their owners and are respectfully acknowledged.

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

Web site: http://www.onyxgfx.com/

http://onyxgfx.net/

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