Onyx SmartApps Sign & Banner Plug In in the Real World

Adding grommet marks to banners with design softwareEarlier this year at the LexJet Blog we featured a demonstration video about Onyx SmartApps Sign & Banner Pro. As a follow-up we recently spoke with a user of the Onyx plug-in to see if it was as helpful in production as advertised.

Eduardo Vega, production manager at Adage Graphics in El Segundo, Calif., verifies that the plug-in not only does what it’s supposed to do, “the software has been a life saver,” Vega says.

“We’ve had it for about a year and it’s been especially helpful for putting grommet marks on banners. What used to take hours when we had a lot of large banners to produce and mark for grommets now takes minutes,” Vega explains. “Also, for canvas wraps we were using Genuine Fractals to set up the mirrored borders on the wraps. That was also very time-consuming to go through all the steps in the software. Now with the Sign & Banner Pro it only takes like three seconds.”

Vega reports that they also use the plug-in to send files to the company’s Zund cutter. “This way we don’t have to create a different dialogue for files we’re sending to the cutter,” adds Vega.

Adage Graphics has a range of printers – including HP Z6100s, an HP solvent printer and an HP L25500 latex printer – so this useful tool has gotten quite a workout.

By the way, Onyx has extended its March promotions on trade-ins and upgrades to the latest version of Onyx PosterShop and ProductionHouse. To find out what those deals are, exactly, click here. The deadline for these deals has been extended until March 31.

Also, click here to see a demonstration video of PitStop Pro, a plug-in for Adobe Acrobat from Onyx that helps optimize productivity by identifying and eliminating PDF issues prior to production.

PitStop Pro corrects a variety of common problems like missing fonts, drop shadows and incorrect colors right from Acrobat. The end result is better time management and less waste.

RIP into Savings this Month with Onyx Software Trade-ins and Upgrades

RIP software deals for large format inkjet printingOnyx has announced two great promotions good until Friday, March 16: A Competitive Trade-in and a Legacy Promotion for the latest versions of PosterShop and ProductionHouse, both of which you can cash in with a friendly LexJet customer specialist.

The Competitive Trade-in is offered for Caldera, SAi, Wasatch, ErgoSoft, Colorgate, EFI, Colorburst, VersaWorks, Onyx v4.x and Onyx v.5.x. With the trade-in of any of these RIP software packages you get $750 toward PosterShop and $1,500 toward ProductionHouse. You’ll need the dongle of the competitive product in order for the discount to be applied.

Save $1,200 by upgrading your Onyx 6.5 to X10. The Legacy Promotion is for ProductionHouse and PosterShop 6.5 users who would like to upgrade to X10 with a Premium Service Agreement (which includes phone support) for a promotional price of $1,295, a $1,200 savings. Onyx 6.5 users can upgrade with an Advantage Service Agreement for a promotional price of $995, a $1,200 savings as well.

For more information about these limited-time promotions, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. And, click here to see all of the Onyx X10 how-to videos at LexJet’s YouTube channel.

Also, check out these two new Smart Apps from Onyx:

  • PitStop Pro Plug In for Adobe Acrobat optimizes productivity by checking all aspects of PDF files. It detects and highlights file issues and automatically fixes errors in seconds. $699
  • Sign & Banner Plug In simplifies and accelerates the setup of signs and banners, reducing time and eliminating mistakes. $299