ONYX Graphics, Inc. today announced the availability of ONYX PrepEdge Pro software, 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
Print shop owners and their production managers can rely on ONYX PrepEdge Pro software to optimize their large format workflow, ultimately resulting in cost savings. Integrating ONYX PrepEdge Pro software into their workflow addresses all preflight issues prior to production and eliminates the need for print operators to master multiple creative content applications or other job preparation applications. Because the workflow is optimized and issues that lead to multiple test print runs (and media waste) are eliminated, shops can also see a decrease in media usage.
Users see immediate savings
"ONYX PrepEdge Pro software really saves us a lot of time in pre and post-production with banners," said Chris Panza, Production Manager at Image Graphics 2000, Pompano Beach, Florida. "On one job of 50 banners, it cut our time in half and saved us over five hours."