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Onyx Workflow Software Version 6.5 Released

Features ink-usage tracking

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Onyx Graphics has released version 6.5 of its Color Production Workflow Software packages, including Onyx Production- House, PosterShop, and RIPCenter software. Version 6.5 includes performance improvements as well as a new Ink Usage Tracking feature.

Version 6.5 has been optimized to run on Intel Pentium IV and greater platforms. Onyx reports that users will see performance improvements of 20% to 30% over version 6.0 when working on the recommended platform.

Also added to 6.5 is a new Ink Usage Tracking feature. This feature enables users to estimate the amount of ink that will be used for a particular project before the print is run. Tracking is available for all dot patterns and resolutions. The information is then retained in a job log for easy access and customization, enabling the user to make ink-usage adjustments for optimal output and profit.

All Onyx RIPs continue to be based on Onyx's RIP-Queue core technology. In addition, all feature: a spot-color lookup table for Pantone color matching; the ability to create custom spot colors; ICC-compliant media profiles; a user-friendly print queue; job thumbnails; nesting preview; tiling; and more.

Suggested list prices: Production- House: $4995; PosterShop: $2995; RIPCenter: $1195. Users of version 6.0 can upgrade to 6.5 for free. Users of version 5.5 and 5.6 can upgrade to 6.5 by purchasing a Product Upgrade ($395 to $995, depending upon the software package). (Onyx Graphics: www.onyxgfx.com)

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