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Onyx Graphics Celebrates 30 Years of Innovation in Wide-Format Print




Onyx Graphics, Inc., the leader in RIP and print workflow software solutions, today marks 30 years of developing revolutionary products for the wide-format digital inkjet print industry. Since creating the first wide-format specific RIP software in 1989, ONYX award-winning software solutions continue to be at the forefront of innovation.

In 1989, the teams at Onyx Graphics united in a vision to provide fast, efficient print solutions with outstanding color, which has always been at the company’s core. Since then, ONYX solutions have become the industry standard for entire print environments, known for outstanding color, automated workflows and superior output that can be proven to print buyers.

“We’re incredibly proud of our heritage and entrepreneurial spirit as the first commercial wide- and grand-format print software company,” said Kevin Murphy, President and CEO of Onyx Graphics. “Between our in-house development teams and color scientists, along with close relationships with our worldwide customer base, Onyx Graphics has the unique position of continually driving innovation across the industry – something we’re looking forward to sustaining for the next 30 years.”

Unique offerings from Onyx Graphics include the ONYX Color Engine with unmatched color output built specifically for wide-format print; ONYX Thrive, the company’s network license RIP and print workflow solution that grows with the business; ONYX Hub, the only business intelligence tool with actual costs to improve print shop profitability; award-winning ONYX 18.5, released December 17, 2018 as the first solution with Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE) including support for PDF 2.0 features and ColorCheck, the only industry toolset to ensure color accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and FOGRA that can be proven to print buyers. 

Highlights of ONYX 18.5 include:

  • APPE 5.1, the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine
  • PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation
  • Unrivaled performance gains with 2X faster RIP speeds and 5X faster production speeds
  • Added spot color vibrancy with Relative Gamut Mapping chroma preservation
  • QuickSet application library management to manage multiple QuickSets at the click of a button for securing data and getting to sellable prints faster



ONYX 18.5 software – covering the entire product portfolio of ONYX solutions including ONYX Thrive print workflow; ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop, and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software – is now available to all ONYX Advantage customers by requesting a key update and to all other customers through a license purchase. As part of their 30th year anniversary, Onyx Graphics is promoting a special offer for an ONYX Thrive bundle. Customers should contact their authorized ONYX reseller or visit for more information. 

About Onyx Graphics, Inc.

Leading the market since 1989, Onyx Graphics is dedicated to helping customers increase productivity, reduce costs, and gain a competitive edge with superior print and color quality. Its passion for delivering superb color led to the development of ONYX Color, Onyx Graphics’ own color engine optimized specifically for large format inkjet printing. Innovative, productive, and satisfied customers around the globe help motivate the company to continually develop and enhance its leading-edge technologies. Global channel partnerships and longstanding relationships with printer manufacturers position Onyx Graphics as a market leader in powerful, reliable, large format printing workflow software.



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