Software features include Pantone spot-color matching, contour-cutting workflow, and more.
Onyx Graphics has recently added support for printers from a trio of manufacturers’ printer lines: Mutoh ValueJets, MacDermid ColorSpan 54-in. UV series, and HP Designjet Z machines. The Onyx software provides features such as Pantone spot-color matching, contour-cutting workflow, automatic job nesting, and more. Machine-specific support features include:
* Mutoh ValueJet series of inkjet printers: Drivers for these printers are now available for use with the company’s Onyx ProductionHouse and Onyx PosterShop Version 7 products. The Onyx drivers include the new Mutoh "Wave" and "Scan Width" commands supported by the printer firmware (automating the way the printheads lay down ink), and also include support for: 1440-, 1440 x 720-, 720-, 540 x 720-dpi mode combinations (resolutions and passes); CMYK on the ValueJet 1204 and 1604, CMYKcm on the ValueJet 2606; and support for quality mode modification, user media selection, and individually controlled pre-, platen-, and post-dryer-heater controls. The drivers include 11 media profiles for the ValueJet 1204 and 1604 (profiles are not currently available for the 2606).
* The MacDermid ColorSpan 54-inch UV-curable inkjet printers, including the ColorSpan 5440UV, 5445UV, 5460UV, and 5465UV: Drivers for these printers are available for use with Onyx ProductionHouse and Onyx PosterShop Version 7. The Onyx drivers include support for various printer features including: 1200 x 600 dpi, 600 x 600 dpi, and 600 x 300 dpi; CMYK on the 5440UV and 5445UV, CMYK and CMYKcm on the 5460UV and 5465UV; and the ability to View Ink Levels and update printer firmware via the printer configuration tab. The driver includes 31 profiled modes in 6-color and 4-color media-ink configurations for all ColorSpan 54-inch UV-curable inkjet models.
* The HP Designjet Z2100 and Z3100 Photo Printer Series: Drivers are available for all Onyx Version 7.0 Workflow Solutions products. The drivers include support for the HP Z Photo Printer Series on-board spectrophotometer for both calibration and re-calibration of media; it also supports the printer controls for gloss enhancer ink, printer controls for drying time, cutter support, accounting features, and print mode (number of passes, extra passes, bi-directional). The drivers include media profiles for HP ink and a range of media.