Onyx RIP Software

As with Onyx Thrive Workflow Software, the original Onyx RIP products were a logical choice for Papergraphics as we have considerable experience in working with these particular products. 

The software products ProductionHouse, PosterShop and RIPCenter are the building-block forerunners to Onyx Thrive. 

For many years, all of these have consistently been strong performers in the digital-print market and they are still popular with the more cost-conscious customer running just one or two printers.

Our range of Onyx RIP software starts with the RIPCenter that, despite being an entry-level product, is a remarkably well-featured package, primarily down to the fact that it fully supports print and cut functions with the Papergraphics’ Summa cutters. 

PosterShop and ProductionHouse pack in more features, and include support for flat-bed cutters and the ability to not only calibrate media but also to create ICC profiles.

All software products can easily be upgraded, and we can even customise the software to your precise requirements thorough adding active RIPs or printers. Papergraphics also supplies a range of PCs explicitly tailored to the Onyx range of software.

Papergraphics' reputation for outstanding customer support in our media division is carried right through to our software-product department, and Papergraphics has an experienced team of Onyx specialists to advise on installation and our experts offer induction training that is second-to-none in the industry.

What the manufacturer says:


ONYX 18, the newest version release of award-winning ONYX software has arrived and is now available to order.

This latest release builds upon industry-leading ONYX software version 12.2, a seven-time award winner for business solutions, color management, RIP and print workflow solutions in 2017 and 2018. It brings a new color experience with next level power and reliability and dynamic tools print productivity for superior output print service providers can prove to their customers.

“ONYX 18 disrupts the status quo of existing print solutions. This version puts the power of ONYX into the hands of print service providers to go after that big account and distinguish themselves against their competition with stunning output quality they can literally prove to their customers.” – Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing, Onyx Graphics, Inc.

ONYX 18 introduces new color technologies for color accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards such as G7 and Fogra that print service providers can prove to their customers; and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format print applications including textile and soft signage. The new release brings next level power and reliability to the entire portfolio of ONYX products with the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine (APPE 4.8), a high speed, high fidelity print platform for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles. Combined with new dynamic tools for print production and optimized out-of-the-box presets, ONYX 18 delivers fast, superior output for all wide-format printing applications.

A New Color Experience

ColorCheck™, a new approach to process control that enables print service providers to guarantee color accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time.

ColorCheck ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in-product indicators for printer recalibration.

ONYX Color™, the industry leading color engine, includes core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that gives increased shadow detail, texture and definition.

Increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Special application benefits include textile and soft signage.

ONYX 18 is the first iccMAX-compatible solution, a new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format applications including soft signage and textile.

PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colors for added ‘pop’ across all image types.

Next Level Power and Reliability

APPE 4.8 accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains.

APPE 4.8 brings spot color handling with up to 127 channels that can be specified and used in any given region.

Accuboost, new for ONYX 18, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles.

Dynamic Tools for Productivity

New dynamic tools for print productivity including:

Swatchbook quick search functionality.

Swatchbook support for specialty ink including white and metallics to print on any material.

Easy crop positioning during job preparation.

Step and Repeat functionality is now included in ONYX Thrive, enabling users to create patterns with all image types for a variety of print applications including print-and-cut workflows and textile applications.

Larger nesting previews to see before you print.

Nest rotation to match printer set-up.