“Before purchasing ONYX, we carefully tested several other RIP-manufacturers but found the best solution in ONYX.”
“We’ve been in the printing industry for over 120 years, growing to a great team of 300 experts working across 3 printing plants in 1 location, with a 20,000 square meters printing environment, open 365 days a year. Over the years we moved to digital inkjet printing and have had our run with different RIP software.
We decided that as a business, we needed something to help us grow and scale our efforts to do more in less time which helped lead us to ONYX software. Before purchasing ONYX, we carefully tested several other RIP manufacturers but found the best solution in ONYX. Everyone said they had a solution just for us but after trying it, it was ONYX that really spoke to us. We moved from ONYX PosterShop to ONYX ProductionHouse and then to ONYX Thrive in 2013 because we needed one solution for our entire site.
ONYX Thrive really helped us because it brought with it a network capability nobody else had. We were able to move our production between machines based on the needs of the day and could upgrade to 14 digital LFP RIP stations in one go! We loved that ONYX had the fastest RIP times, the newest PDF engines and easy color profiling to get the highest color consistency across different devices or technologies. This is especially important when we need to hit corporate colors consistently.
Diadeis (diadeis.com) is one of the world’s leading design and premedia agencies operating globally with local offices across the world. The Diadeis scope of services covers the entire range of a brand’s production and graphic management requirements. The company counts among its clients the top names in healthcare, beauty products, automotive, broadcasting and consumer goods.
In 2000, Des Moines Blue Print Company and its division, Beeline Color Center merged identities to become Beeline + Blue. Today, they are a member of ReproMAX and print anything from wall graphics to museum displays. We spoke with their Production Manager, E.M. Leonard III, who has been with the company for 16 years.
When he came to Beeline + Blue they were in the process of purchasing an Océ Arizona 180; it came bundled with their choice of RIP. E.M. was familiar with ONYX, he was a beta tester for Version 4, and he chose the ONYX RIP for their new printer. When others at Beeline + Blue saw what it was capable of, ONYX became their default for future RIP purchases.
Blomsma Groep, based in the Netherlands, was founded in 1979. The company is divided into five different operating divisions; each specialized in their own market for print and sign solutions.
Division Blomsma PrintSolutions is a leader in creating custom solutions for retail displays, in-store promotions and outdoor visual communications. They provide complete project management; client-based consultancy, production, logistics and installation on location. Everything from a small custom print to a mega-sized building wrap display is possible with their high-end digital printing facilities.
Based in Hawthorne, California, Marco Fine Arts is a full service production house offering everything from printing to framing. Founded in 1984, Marco Fine Arts now lead the industry in high-end giclée reproductions. Marco Fine Arts is the largest specialty printing company in the United States specializing in fine art.
Andrew Lawrence, Print Technical Supervisor at Marco Fine Arts, shared his experience with ONYX Thrive: