Historically, software upgrades have been a mixed blessing, sometimes leaving users wondering if a new release offers enough enhancements to justify the additional cost. In the case of Onyx’s new Version X10 release, however, a major the improvement in the Profile Build utility appears to be worth talking about.
According to LexJet’s Adam Hannig, who provides technical support for LexJet customers, Onyx’s newly automated Ink Restrictions settings can save users a huge amount of time and frustration. “In the past, setting the ink restrictions was a tedious process that involved some ambiguity in what choices to make,” says Hannig. “You didn’t know until you were well along in the profile building process whether or not you had done it correctly. If you hadn’t, it was back to the beginning.”
Setting ink restrictions in Onyx X10 is a straightforward, wizard-driven process that substitutes scanning color patches for subjective decisions. The number of steps has been reduced considerably and the potential for error minimized. For customers who prefer the hands-on control of previous versions, the wizard controls can be overridden in favor of the legacy process.
Hannig also noted that the Ink Limiting steps had also been improved, although not automated to the degree that the Ink Restrictions settings are.
“It’s definitely easier than it has been in the past,” says Hannig. “The color patches are easier to read and there are fewer decisions to make.”
Profiles generated with Onyx X10 will not, however, be compatible with previous versions of the RIP.
For more details about some of the new features and benefits of Onyx X10, call your LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. Or read the previous blog post: Onyx Graphics Releases Version X10.