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Onyx Graphics announces integration of PANTONE Color Libraries

Press release from the issuing company

Midvale, UT, 6 September 2004 -- Onyx Graphics, a leader in large format digital printing solutions, has been awarded Pantone approval to integrate PANTONE Color definitions into the latest versions of Onyx Workflow software. This added capability offers Onyx users a fully automated PANTONE Color function, saving operators time by eliminating manual input of color definitions, thereby reducing inaccuracies in the final output and increasing efficiency of the printing process. Pantone, Inc. is the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design and print industries. With PANTONE Color definitions incorporated into Onyx software, operators can simply process print jobs containing named PANTONE spot colors and have the software automatically match output to the PANTONE Colors as closely as possible. The PANTONE Color capability extends to all printers supported by Onyx Workflow software including CMYK, CMYKOG and RGB photo imaging print devices. Onyx currently supports more than 200 of the leading large and grand format printers. In addition, the Onyx Media Manager application now shows users how accurately PANTONE Colors can be matched on each printer, ink and media combination, enabling operators to see how accurately the RIP color engine can match PANTONE Colors before printing. Onyx Media Analyzer, a tool that helps qualify new media, also incorporates the PANTONE Color Library, giving operators the ability to assess which PANTONE Colors are within the gamut of a media even before the media has been calibrated or profiled. "We strongly support the philosophy of industry standardization and see the benefits this can bring to large format printing environments," said Don Feagan, General Manager of Onyx Graphics. "By working with Pantone, Inc. to incorporate PANTONE Color simulations into our Onyx Workflow solutions, and, having undergone a series of stringent quality assurance tests to gain the Pantone license, we are confident that we are offering our customers a superior printing solution that will ensure reliable andconsistent high quality output that adds to the overall efficiency of their production workflow." "Pantone is delighted to work with Onyx Graphics as a licensed technology partner," said Andrew Hatkoff, Vice President of Electronic Color Systems at Pantone, Inc. "Pantone and Onyx Graphics have collaborated to integrate support for PANTONE solid to process color simulations into Onyx Graphics RIP products which will provide consistent and reliable high-quality representations of PANTONE Colors in CMYK and CMYKOG that can be output across many devices."