Onyx Graphics has released version 18.5 of its popular RIP software making it the first version release with the Adobe PDF Print Engine 5 (APPE 5) for Creative Cloud software.


As designers continue to push creative boundaries with the new features in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and InDesign CC, the PDF Print Engine 5 will render them for reliable reproduction on any surface and in any manufacturing process.


"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," says Bryan Manwaring at Onyx Graphics. "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!”


Building upon its Onyx 18 software, this new version release with APPE 5 includes the latest technological advances such as support for PDF 2.0 features including black-point compensation. 


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


This next version release will be available for the full range of Onyx products including Onyx Thrive print workflow and Onyx RIP products. 


Current Onyx customers are encouraged to act now by purchasing an Onyx Advantage subscription which automatically qualifies them for onyx 18.5 software upon release.