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ONYX Graphics, Inc. Announces ONYX® GamaPrint?

Offline Scott Posted 04-06-2007 - 09:25 AM
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ONYX Graphics today announced the ONYX GamaPrint line of raster image processing (RIP) software.

The ONYX GamaPrint line is designed to make large format printing easy while maximizing printer performance for users needing economical workflow solutions for aqueous and solvent inkjet printers. The product line includes two versions: ONYX GamaPrint SE and ONYX GamaPrint Pro, both of which are built upon the award-winning ONYX color technology and reliable production-level RIP engine. ONYX GamaPrint is compatible with PostScript language.

?These products expand the ONYX line of RIPs from entry-level sign shops to print providers focused on high productivity,? said Walter S. Noot, President and CEO of ONYX Graphics, Inc. ?Now with the more easy-to-use ONYX GamaPrint line of products, even those businesses just starting out or those who only occasionally print large format will have the advantage of the ONYX workflow and color excellence.?

Key Features

With a WYSIWYG graphical user interface, ONYX GamaPrint software offers a simple process-and-print workflow. Its manual workflow includes easy color management and a wide variety of convenient image layout, edit and print functions. The workflow toolset also includes sizing, cropping, color correction, contour cutting and nesting. Users can quickly and easily take files from favorite design applications and produce spectacular output on aqueous- or solvent-based printers. ONYX GamaPrint software supports TIFF, JPEG and JPEG 2000 file types and is reliable with PostScript and PDF languages.

ONYX GamaPrint software includes a fully-licensed PANTONE spot color matching library, making spot color matching easy and accurate. Other color features include color management presets, separate matching methods for raster and vector images and embedded ICC (International Color Consortium) profile support. ONYX GamaPrint software also provides color-accurate image previews on-screen, which keeps ink and media usage to a minimum.

ONYX GamaPrint software can drive popular aqueous inkjet printers from manufacturers such as Epson, Canon, and HP, as well as entry-level solvent inkjet printers from companies such as Roland, Mimaki, and Mutoh. A complete list of supported printers can be found on the ONYX web site at www.onyxgfx.com.

ONYX GamaPrint SE is designed for low-volume processing and printing to one printer. It offers a manual workflow with basic nesting tools, easy color correction, and PANTONE spot color matching. It supports simple process-and-print, print-and-cut, and cut-only workflows. ONYX GamaPrint SE can be upgraded to ONYX GamaPrint Pro and ONYX ProductionHouseTM software packages.

ONYX GamaPrint Pro can process and print to two printers simultaneously. In addition to all the features of ONYX GamaPrint SE, ONYX GamaPrint Pro also includes Media Manager for calibrating new media and recalibrating existing media. It includes printer drivers for mid-range solvent inkjet printers. ONYX GamaPrint Pro can be upgraded to ONYX ProductionHouse software.

For experienced print professionals driving one or more production printers in high-volume print environments, ONYX PosterShop or ONYX ProductionHouse software is recommended. These fully automated packages support more than 500 popular printer models including small-, large- and grand-format aqueous, solvent and UV inkjet roll-based and flatbed printers and photo laser printers. Version 7 includes features and toolsets that increase productivity and meet the demands of new business opportunities.

Availability

To purchase ONYX GamaPrint SE or ONYX GamaPrint Pro, contact your local ONYX Reseller. To locate a reseller, visit the ONYX Graphics web site at www.onyxgfx.com or call 800-828-0723 (international +1-801-954-5380).

About ONYX Graphics, Inc.

ONYX Graphics, Inc. develops and markets commercial printing software and solutions for the digital color printing marketplace. The ONYX software suite serves a broad range of digital production devices with high-quality output. Its standard suite of award-winning and market-leading products include ONYX ProductionHouse, ONYX PosterShop and ONYX RIPCenterTM software, which support more than 500 popular printer models from small to large, from grand format inkjets to flatbed printers. ONYX is the leading developer of large format digital color printing software with the largest installed base worldwide. For more information, visit www.onyxgfx.com.

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Offline randy Posted 07-17-2007 - 04:07 PM
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Can GamaPrint be install on a PC currently running Production House yet?

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Offline Scott Posted 07-18-2007 - 06:59 AM
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I'll double check, but if I'm remembering correctly, GammaPrint is basically a glorified Layout Tool. With that in mind, if I'm correct, I would imagine that it may cause conflict with an install of ProductionHouse that is already on a machine, unless of course they use an entirely different folder structure, which I would hope they would. As I said though, I will try to get your answer for you today, either way.

PS: It's nice to see someone from Mutoh here. Thanks for registering!

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Offline randy Posted 07-18-2007 - 07:31 AM
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ScottyDoo,

I ran across your link on your post on http://printingdigital.net/forums/

I would like to put a link on the Mutoh Web site to here on our help site and on our new knowedgebase with your approval.

http://www.mutoh.com/help/help.html
http://www.mutoh.com/kb/

We have a long history with Onyx and appreciate the launch of Onyxtalk and further work together. I think Onyxtalk will be a valuable resource for our customers.

Thank you,

Randy

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Offline Scott Posted 07-18-2007 - 07:47 AM
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I'd love to get something setup with you guys, that would be great. I'll send you an email and we'll chat some more about it. Thanks again!

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Offline Scott Posted 07-18-2007 - 01:38 PM
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To answer your original question, as best as I can from what I've been told...at the moment it does not appear that they can run simultaneous on the same machine. The products share too much in common, including DLL's, etc and so when they load the DLL's from the path there could possibly be issues if they're not the same version.

Two questions for you...

When you mention ProductionHouse are you referring to version 7.x?

What would be the need to have GamaPrint on a machine if you already have ProductionHouse?

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Offline randy Posted 07-19-2007 - 03:01 PM
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Yes, Production House 7.06 currently

I need both primarily for testing and customer troubleshooting.

Rumour was that there were some registry hacks that allowed both to run on the same system, but I never got to the source of those rumours.

Thanks.


Let me know when you are ready and I will post a link to OnxyTalk on our site.

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Offline Scott Posted 07-20-2007 - 09:10 AM
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randy Wrote:Rumour was that there were some registry hacks that allowed both to run on the same system, but I never got to the source of those rumours.
I was chatting today and asked about these rumored hacks and I got this reply...

Onyx Engineer Wrote:"The problem is, we add our folders to the path and then say, load the first dll called "onyxlib71.dll" that you find. The problem is if our Gama install is 7.1.1 and your pshop is 7.1.2, there might be serious differences that would cause problems. We also had a few issues like the installers both adding uninstall information to the same folder, so you might only be able to uninstall the last one you installed."

"We had a lot of dealers wanting to be able to do it, and we helped a few get it going. So, assuming your apps are the exact same build, you could probably get it going."
I am personally interested in trying this out as I'm a naturally curious person who likes to workaround things, heh. I'll see if they'll let me get a copy of a Gama installer to do some testing.

PS: On the link, I still want to email you, but go ahead and get the links going. I just wanted to make sure it's noted that it's not an "official" Onyx support forum. I have the blessing of Onyx and have some direct connections for answers, but it's run by an end user, not Onyx themselves at this point. It's truly meant to be peer to peer.

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Offline randy Posted 07-20-2007 - 03:03 PM
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I have linked you up here:
http://www.mutoh.com/help/help.html

Under the "Software RIPs" menu.

I will add you into the Knowledgebase a bit later.

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