Multi award winning large format digital print production company Imaginators is using Onyx Thrive to manage its highly efficient workflow and oversee the consistency and quality of production output.


Onyx Thrive workflow software offers print service providers a scalable print production solution, based on Adobe technologies, to enable a true end-to-end PDF workflow from digital file submission through to colour management, printing and cutting.


Hertfordshire based Imaginators is recognised as one of the UK’s leading independent large format digital print production companies, delivering bespoke printed solutions to the event, music, sport, retail, exhibition, experiential, property and outdoor advertising markets. 


The company operates a fleet of superwide Durst and HP Latex printers and Esko automated cutting solutions where accuracy, speed and colour consistency are essential for creating the type of award winning results its clients have come to expect.


Following in his Fathers’ footsteps and with over 32 years print experience, managing director Matt  Tydeman has been in the printing and visual communications industry all his working life. 


Responsible for production in all areas of the business, Mr Tydeman regards Onyx Thrive as a uniquely scalable solution that has grown with the business to become an end-to-end workflow solution that ensures maximum productivity and accuracy while avoiding costly downtime.


"With Onyx supporting our workflow we can ensure image and colour accuracy with high speed image processing and production speeds, and consistent colour across multiple industrial output devices,” he says.


"We particularly enjoy the functionality of a true end-to-end Adobe PDF workflow which brings peace of mind to reducing proofing cycles, reprints and providing a ‘right first time' output.”


Imaginators works closely with brands and their agencies to provide end-to-end solutions, often using giant graphics. During 2018, its projects have included some of the most iconic music festivals in the UK and high-profile sporting events.



"We often work to extremely tight deadlines," adds Mr Tydeman. "Onyx's QuickSets with unlimited Hot Folders helps to speed up production and minimise errors, with the ability to RIP and print multiple files across multiple devices on the fly and simultaneously. This is a huge advantage which helps ensure we meet deadlines and maintain our quality and service standards.


"Our production team have grown with Onyx, which is now a familiar and dependable platform. We're excited to also explore the functions of Onyx Hub as we plan to integrate this into our workflow.”