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:

Optimize Your Canon Printer’s Performance with the Firmware Update Tool

Canon Firmware Update Tool
This is the page where you can find the imagePROGRAF Firmware Update Tool. Click on the image to go there now and update your Canon iPF printer for optimal performance.

To make sure your Canon imagePROGRAF Printer is running at its optimal performance level, be sure to take advantage of the imagePROGRAF Firmware Update Tool V24.00.

The tool, which you can click here to access, is quick and easy to use. This link is to the iPF8400 printer Drivers and Software site. To find your printer, select the printer from the See Other Large Format Printers drop-down menu located toward the top of the page, toward the right and below the image of the printer.

The tool works by searching for firmware updates on the Canon website. If an update for the printer is available the tool, which is launched by clicking an icon, it helps you identify the new firmware so that you can update your printer and the next time you go to print, you will be up-to-date and ready to go.
Simply launch the Firmware Update Tool and the software will search for imagePROGRAF printers that are found via a USB or Ethernet connection, and inform you if any firmware updates are available for each device.

If a firmware update is possible for one of the imagePROGRAF devices listed, the software can connect to the internet to automatically download this firmware and update the device. This way, you don’t have to manually search to see if an update is available.
If you have any questions or need help, call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Update Your Drivers with the New Mac OS, Mavericks

HP Drivers WebsiteOne of our longtime team members at LexJet, Michael Clementi, recently brought up the fact that Apple released the latest Mac operating system (OS) on Oct. 22 called Mavericks (or, OS X 10.9, if you prefer). It’s a free download from Apple if you’d like to update your OS.

However, before you update, be aware that – as with any other OS update – compatibility may be an issue with software drivers loaded on your current OS, which includes your wide-format printers. In fact, if you’re buying a new computer, whether Mac or PC, with a different OS you should check the compatibility on any software or printers you transfer to that OS before you update.

Check with your printer manufacturer to download drivers for your OS. Following are links to the pertinent driver pages for Canon, Epson and HP …

Canon Support & Drivers Page

Epson OS X Mavericks Support

Drivers and Downloads at HP