ONYX Graphics Launches ONYX PrepEdge Pro Software

6th April 2009

for Professional Large Format Job Preparation in EMEA and Asia Pacific.

ONYX Graphics have announced the availability of ONYX® PrepEdgeTM Pro software in the EMEA region. ONYX PrepEdge is a professional job preparation tool designed specifically for large format workflows. ONYX PrepEdge Pro software reduces job preparation time and media waste, and increases throughput and productivity for large format print service providers in the prepress stage of their printing workflow.

ONYX PrepEdge Pro software highlights
• Eliminates the need for other job preparation applications; includes all production large format tools and a PDF editor.
• Reduces job preparation time by up to 75 percent.
• Only large format job preparation tool that runs on Macintosh® and Windows® PC platforms.
• Works with all large format RIP (raster image processor) software Job preparation is the main bottleneck in most large format print workflows.

The problems can include customer file issues; disparate settings from using multiple content creation applications such as Adobe® Illustrator®, CorelDRAW® or QuarkXPress®; color matching issues; and lack of tools specific to large format printing. These problems negatively affect productivity: printer operators waste time fixing or preparing jobs instead of printing; ink and media are wasted due to multiple test print runs; and deadlines are missed because files are not ready or will not print. Range of professional tools designed specifically for large format workflow ONYX PrepEdge Pro software addresses all job preparation issues prior to print processing.

It is the only job preparation software that includes features specific to large format job preparation such as one-click grommet placement; size, crop and positioning tools; bleed and fold tools; complex tiling and template tools; fast contour cut path generation; and a raster image to vector tool. ONYX PrepEdge Pro software gives users the ability to view color-accurate, on-screen proofs, and quickly check and fix file anomalies. The built-in color correction and management tools include controls to correct hue, saturation, brightness, contrast and color balance. It includes a simple and accurate spot color matching function with the ability to create and save spot color libraries in addition to the on-board PANTONE®, RAL, HKS® and industry cutting vinyl color libraries.
With ONYX PrepEdge Pro software, prepress operators can quickly and easily edit any image, text or graphic element of a PDF file. It is the only large format job preparation software that includes a full professional PDF editor. Shapes, lines and gradients can be manipulated, and text or fonts can be changed. Users can import files and save the output as a PDF. Job templates, including tiling and placeholder setups, can be saved. Increases productivity and decreases media waste

ONYX Graphics will be starring ONYX PrepEdge Pro in the ONYX booth at FESPA Digital in Amsterdam May 12th – 14th, 2009 in booth # D90.


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