Onyx Graphics celebrates 30 years in wide-format printing

Onyx Graphics (Salt Lake City, Utah), a leader in RIP and print workflow software solutions, marks 30 years of developing “revolutionary” products for the wide-format digital inkjet printing industry this month. “Since creating the first wide-format-specific RIP software in 1989, Onyx’s award-winning solutions continue to be at the forefront of innovation,” said the company. “In 1989, the teams at Onyx Graphics united in a vision to provide fast and efficient print solutions with outstanding colour, 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 colour, automated workflows and superior output that can be proven to print buyers.”

Kevin Murphy.

“We’re incredibly proud of our heritage and entrepreneurial spirit as the first commercial wide-format and grand-format print software company,” said Kevin Murphy, President and CEO of Onyx Graphics. “Between our in-house development teams and colour 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.”

Popular software platforms from Onyx Graphics include: the Onyx Color Engine “with unmatched colour 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, a 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 Onyx ColorCheck, an industry toolset “that ensures colour accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards” – such as G7 and FOGRA, that can be proven to print buyers.


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.