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ONYX 18.5 is here!

ONYX 18.5 builds upon award-winning ONYX 18 that ushered in industry-defining new technologies for color accuracy, consistency and conformance to standards that can be validated to customers and achieves another first for the wide-format print industry being the first RIP solution with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE).

This new version release includes the latest technological advances such as support for PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation.

ONYX 18.5 software continues to lead the charge for the best color in the wide-format print industry with new spot color tools for greater accuracy and vibrancy, enhanced iccMAX compatibility, and new Quick Set application library management to get to sellable prints faster.


“ONYX 18.5 is a huge step forward in performance across the entire industry for print service providers looking for speed, reliability, and superior quality output, we’ve seen significant performance gains against previous versions of ONYX. ONYX PosterShop and ONYX ProductionHouse customers are seeing RIP speeds that are twice as fast.” – Bryan Manwaring, Director of Product Marketing, Onyx Graphics, Inc.

Learn about current version ONYX 18.5

The new release brings next level power and reliability to the entire portfolio of ONYX products with the latest Adobe® PDF Print Engine 5.1 (APPE), a high speed, high fidelity print platform for increased consistency and reliability across proofing cycles. Combined with new dynamic tools for print production and optimized out-of-the-box presets, ONYX 18.5 delivers fast, superior output for all wide-format printing applications.


Simply fill in the form and let us know you want to upgrade to the ONYX 18.5. Additionally, you can request product information, schedule a demo from an authorized Onyx Graphics, Inc. representative.

What industry experts are saying

“Onyx raises the bar once again with Onyx 18 and sets the standard for the next evolution in color management tools and software.  With Onyx 18’s newest color engine, the impact in printing output is significant, yielding similarly to the impact HDR has had on the photography and television segments.”

– Jared Yoder, USA

“ONYX is the way to build ICC profiles, the results with this latest version are stunning. The improvements I’ve seen really raises the bar. ColorCheck works very well indeed. Being able to prove color, match standards and maintain consistency helps my
customers and my business.”

–  Kevin Stallibrass, UK


A New Color Experience
  • ColorCheck™, a new approach to process control that enables print service providers to guarantee color accuracy to their customers as well as ensure consistency of output across devices over time.
  • ColorCheck ensures conformance to standards including G7 and Fogra as well as baseline testing for process control and in-product indicators for printer recalibration.
  • ONYX Color™, the industry leading color engine, includes core enhancements for improved black ink combinations that gives increased shadow detail, texture and definition.
  • Increased saturation of reds and oranges without compromising ink savings. Special application benefits include textile and soft signage.
  • ONYX 18 is the first iccMAX-compatible solution, a new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide- and grand-format applications including soft signage and textile.
  • PosterColor 2.0, a technology first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, uses next generation smart rendering intent to boost saturation of solid colors for added ‘pop’ across all image types.
Next Level Power and Reliability
  • APPE 5.1 includes support for PDF 2.0 features such as black point compensation
  • APPE 5.1 accelerates processing for patterns and soft masks with super-fast algorithms for rendering complex file types resulting in big performance gains.
  • APPE 5.1 brings spot color handling with up to 127 channels that can be specified and used in any given region.
  • Accuboost, new for ONYX 18.5, is an iterative ICC profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles.
Dynamic Tools for Productivity
  • New dynamic tools for print productivity including:
    • Swatchbook quick search functionality.
    • Swatchbook support for specialty ink including white and metallics to print on any material.
    • Easy crop positioning during job preparation.
  • Step and Repeat functionality is now included in ONYX Thrive, enabling users to create patterns with all image types for a variety of print applications including print-and-cut workflows and textile applications.
  • Larger nesting previews to see before you print.
  • Nest rotation to match printer set-up.
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To purchase an ONYX 18.5 software license or to upgrade through the ONYX Advantage program, customers should contact their authorized reseller or use the form below. ONYX 18.5 is available for shipping. Current ONYX Advantage agreement holders can obtain ONYX 18.5 upon release by requesting a key update.


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