Get a Free 1-Year Subscription of SAi FlexiPrint HP Edition RIP

At the beginning of July, HP announced a free 12-month subscription of the SAi FlexiPrint HP Edition RIP with the purchase of a Latex 365 64-in printer during July.

Some highlights of the FlexiPrint HP Edition include:

  • All-in-one Print-and-cut Workflow – Design multiple contour-cut lines and create accurate print-and-cut jobs in a few easy steps
  • HP Integrated Media Library Tool – Access to HP’s online Media library, which auto-syncs with Flexi to ensure the printer is current with media and print modes
  • HP WallArt Integration – Ability to produce high-margin wall décor and murals with the HP WallArt Solution and FlexiPRINT

Recently, SAi announced the end of Flexi RIP versions 10.5 and older. This change affected all users operating 10.x and older and all upgrades and support have ended for these legacy versions. If you are using the old software with an older model printer and have been considering an upgrade, now is the perfect opportunity.

At the end of your free one-year subscription, you can continue to use FlexiPrint HP Edition for $49.95 per month or choose to receive the HP Basic Edition for free. Other subscription plans are also available. If you have questions about this promotion, please contact your LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

ONYX 18 Wide-format RIP Software Available from LexJet

Last month at FESPA, Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced the launch of ONYX 18, the newest version of the company’s wide-format software. The new version, available Monday, June 18, introduces new technology for color accuracy and consistency and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide-format applications, including textile and soft signage.

ONYX 18 software will be available for the entire suite of ONYX solutions, including Thrive, ProductionHouse, PosterShop and RIPCenter.

Some of the highlights of ONYX 18 software include:

  • ONYX Color – is an industry-leading color engine. There are core enhancements for improved black ink combinations for increased shadow detail, texture and definition, with special application benefits for textile and soft signage
  • ColorCheck – a new approach to process control that enables Print Service Providers to guarantee color accuracy and output consistency across devices
  • iccMAX – is a new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide-format applications, including soft signage and textile
  • PosterColor 2.0 – first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, it uses next-generation smart rendering intent to boost solid color saturation for added “pop” across all images
  • AccuBoost – is new for ONYX 18. It is an iterative profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles

For more information, check out this brochure or contact your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538.

Now at LexJet: Clear Positive Film

We’re excited to announce a new film designed for screen printers to create high-resolution, digital inkjet screen positives — at a fraction of the cost of traditional film.

LexJet Clear Positive Film creates dense black images that provide excellent light-blocking power for both fine lines and heavy spot colors. The nano-porous coating of this PET film is compatible with aqueous-pigmented black ink and absorbs high levels of ink, making this film more durable from scuffing and scratching – and it dries instantly when using photo-black ink. And with an opacity of less than 13%, your exposure times are quick.

Watch the video above to learn about how LexJet Clear Positive Film is used to output film separations on a Epson T-Series printers. You’ll also learn how to produce prints with more control and precision by pairing LexJet Clear Positive Film with an Epson RIP®-Kit such as the RTI Harlequin RIP®-Kit.

“The Epson T-Series is affordable and with our Epson software it gives them the full controls they need,” says Drew Nielubowicz of RTI-RIP. “When compared to other products on the market, it’s definitely the best value that’s out there.”

Insider Tip: How to Create Tiles for Large Wall Graphics

When it comes to tiling large graphics for wallcoverings, starting with a well-designed graphic that’s prepped off-site is one of the best ways to make sure your installation is a success. Here are three great tips on how to tile your graphic and prep for installation.

1. Site Inspection

Tiling Wall Graphics

Test Surface: Start with a site inspection to test the wall to make sure your media is compatible because most zero or low VOC paints have additives that prevent adhesive from sticking to it.

News from ONYX: Operator Training and a Free RIP with Thrive

The New Year is underway, which means your resolutions to learn something new and save money are in full swing. And ONYX is here to lend a hand.

thriveConvert to ONYX Thrive by April 30, 2016, and receive an extra Adobe® PDF Print Engine with Adobe Normalizer at no additional charge (a 995.00 value). With the scalable platform of ONYX Thrive and an added Adobe® PDF Print Engine with Adobe Normalizer,  you can process more files in less time. The complete 64-bit platform of ONYX 12, combined with the Adobe PDF Print Engine, delivers unprecedented performance, predictability and scalability. Call LexJet at 800-453-9538 to learn more and order ONYX Thrive.

Improve Color and Workflow with the New ONYX 11.1 RIP Software

Onyx Graphics announced the release of ONYX 11.1 software, now available through LexJet. This release adds six new features to the 21 enhancements of ONYX 11.0 software to further streamline wide format workflow for professional print service providers.

ONYX 11.1 RIP Software Update
ONYX 11.1 introduces the Print Mode Defined Colors, which adds the ability to create spot colors based on a specific print mode.

ONYX 11.1 software is available for the full Onyx Graphics product line including ONYX Thrive workflow software and ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenter RIP software.

Perhaps the biggest news with the new release is that ONYX PosterShop will now include the ability to generate color profiles. Upgrade to ONYX PosterShop 11.1 now to optimize your color output by generating profiles for your unique printing workflow. The ONYX Profile Generation module is simple, easy and automated with the ONYX Print > Read > Next workflow. Powerful tools are also available to control and fine-tune advanced color profiles.

Onyx Graphics designed ONYX 11.1 software to offer users the ability to improve color output quality by taking advantage of the new, expanded gamut ink control included in the color profiling module. This expanded color gamut gives users the ability to easily match corporate colors, achieve deeper darks and print a wider range of colors.

Additional color enhancements in ONYX 11.1 include simplified spot color ink restriction with the new dynamic multi-channel ink restriction swatches, enabling users to enhance output quality without sacrificing color. For example, users can control the starting point of orange and other HiFi inks to eliminate grainy output with multi-channel ink restriction swatches.

Automation enhancements incorporated into ONYX 11.1 include unit sizing and disproportionate scaling in Job Properties as well as mirror and print reflection control.

A new cut path previewing feature improves user confidence in printed output before submitting images to production. The ability to preview cut paths in Job Editor, RIP-Queue and Job Properties modules is combined with a new, cut-only workflow. This new workflow is important for users primarily handling cut vinyl, enabling them to import jobs directly into the cut-server module without the extra step of printing.

ONYX Thrive 11.1 workflow software includes the latest Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) 3.2 for a true end-to-end PDF workflow. According to Adobe, APPE 3 combines performance optimizations with a new scalable framework to power high-speed digital presses and large format printers. Print service providers will benefit from the fastest rendering platform for reliable reproduction of complex, graphically-rich content.

ONYX also offers various technical tutorials and white papers through the documentation section of myonyx. In addition to white papers and documentation, access to product downloads, updates, ONYX training videos and the Partner Portal is available through myonyx-Registration through myonyx is required to view the following new documents:

Tutorial – Tiling Workflow in ONYX

ONYX 11.1 – Print Mode Defined Colors White Paper

Tutorial – Creating an Indexed TIFF for use with Colorways

Tutorial – Using Swatch Books and Print Mode Defined Colors

ONYX 11.1 – Understanding Reflect at Print Time and Mirrored

ONYX 11 Textile – Using Step and Repeater

ONYX 11 Textile – Using Colorways

Using the Cut Only Workflow in ONYX 11.1

Using ONYX CUT-Server

To purchase an ONYX 11 software license, to upgrade through the ONYX Advantage software maintenance program, or for any questions, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

The ONYX Advantage program provides product upgrades, new printer drivers, and access to on-demand training and support videos. Current ONYX Advantage agreement holders can obtain ONYX 11.1 now by contacting sales@onyxgfx.com and requesting a key update.