Get Double the Mileage with Double-sided Banners

With summer right around the corner, you’re sure to see an uptick in requests for outdoor signage. One way to get a lot of mileage from one piece of media is with double-sided printing. A product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner makes it easy to produce quality graphics on both sides of the media, thanks to an inner opaque layer that won’t let the graphics bleed through or let light show through.

Double-sided banners can work for outdoor signage like pole flags or hanging banners. They can also come in handy for retail signage when you’ve got a lot of two-way foot traffic.

Choose a matte finish to eliminate any glare. Also, opt for a heavier lay-flat banner media that will eliminate curling along the edges and can finished with grommets, rather than folding and sewing the edges, for a clean, easy-to-handle final banner.

Using a substantial, latex- and solvent-compatible product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner will allow you to print on both sides of one piece of media, rather than having to glue or sew two graphics together. You can line up your graphic to have the same messaging on both sides, or switch it up so passersby get a new message when they’re coming or going.

If you haven’t tried double-sided printing, check out this training video from Onyx, which takes you step-by-step through the process:

Upgrade to ONYX 12 and Save

If you are running ONYX Version 7 or older software, now is the time to upgrade at the lowest price possible. When you purchase ONYX Advantage, now through Dec. 31, 2015, you can save 10%.

onyxAfter Dec. 31, you’ll no longer be eligible for the ONYX Advantage upgrade and will have to purchase a brand new package to upgrade to ONYX 12.

Updates and Money-Saving News from ONYX

ONYX and HP Latex Printers
ONYX has added new printer drivers for the HP Latex 300 Series of printers, as well as videos for using ONYX with the HP Latex 360 Printer.

ONYX recently announced some good news for users of ONYX version 6.x (including ProductionHouse 6.0 and 6.5 and PosterShop 6.0 and 6.5), as well as updates to ONYX 11, new printer drivers available and some handy new videos.

Version 6.x users now qualify for legacy pricing from now until Aug. 31 for its Advantage Service Agreements. So, if you’re a Version 6.x user you can now get the same price, and all the support that comes with an Advantage Service Agreement, as Version 7.x and up users. Contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 before this summer promotion ends.

ONYX released an update to ONYX 11 with significant RIP updates. The update is free and will ensure your software is running at its fullest potential. Go to the ONYX Product Updates page to update.

ONYX also added new printer drivers, which have been added to the Printer & Profile Download Manager, and include: EFI R3225, Fei Yeung Jumbojet FY-3286, Fei Yeung Ultimaker FY-1325A, HP Latex 310, HP Latex 330, HP Latex 360, Jeti Titan HS, Jeti Titan S, Mutoh ValueJet 1604 AG and Oce ColorWave 900.

With the introduction of HP’s next-generation latex printers, ONYX has produced three new how-to videos about using ONYX with the HP Latex 360 Printer:

ONYX 11 Makes Life, and Printing, Easier

ONYX 11 SoftwareONYX 11, the latest version of Onyx Graphics’ industry-standard RIP and color software, is now available from LexJet.

The new version includes 21 tools and enhancements designed to simplify the printing workflow, improve output predictability and ultimately increase your profitability…

Productivity Tools

  • Color Swatch Books
  • Integrated job ticketing
  • Nesting with image preview
  • Color managed previews for RIP-Queue
  • Expanded job properties window
  • Rotate jobs immediately when opening files
  • Rotate jobs directly in RIP-Queue
  • Job and key word search tool
  • Disproportionate scaling
  • Latest generation in RIP technologies
  • Enhanced cutting technologies
  • ONYX Thrive Production Manager II
  • Introducing ONYX Connect
Job Ticketing in ONYX 11
Job Ticketing is only one of 21 new features and enhancements in ONYX 11. With Job Ticketing, you can input job ID numbers, customer data and custom notes specific to the job that can be tracked and edited.

Innovations in Color

  • ChromaBoost
  • Spectral calibration
  • Specialty and spot color ink restriction
  • Improved i1 device support
  • Pause and resume color measurements
  • New quality evaluation images

If you have a current ONYX Advantage software maintenance agreement, you’re automatically eligible to get the new version. License updates are available today and can be obtained by contacting If you’ve purchased ONYX Thrive, ProductionHouse, PosterShop or RIPCenter on or after July 1, 2013, you are also eligible for this update by contacting

For more information about ONYX 11, availability, upgrade packages, and pricing, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538, or go to to watch videos, download the ONYX 11 product brochure and to get all the details on the new features in ONYX 11.

You can also check out more specific ONYX 11 product information at the following links:

ONYX PosterShop Version 11

ONYX ProductionHouse Version 11

ONYX RIPCenter Version 11