ONYX 12.1 RIP Software

Utilising the power of a next generation 64-bit platform, ONYX 12.1 offers a whole new user experience with improved processing power, feature set and a re-designed user interface.

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Onyx Version 12 RIP Software

A truly next generation print production platform

ONYX 12.1 software offers additional capabilities utilising the power of a next-generation, all 64-bit platform. It uses 64-bit throughout - in the RIP as well as modules - to harness full processing capabilities, delivering not just faster speeds but greater responsiveness as well. This version includes a redesigned user interface for easier navigation. Fine, view and edit jobs quickly and easily. With ONYX 12.1 software, users can do more, faster and with advanced tools - such as bleed and grommet marks - to automate many finishing functions which can help produce a variety of new applications and improve the workflow for existing applications.

Key Features & Enhancements

  • Full 64-bit platform (applications and RIP engines)
  • Redesigned RIP Queue user interface
  • Thumbnail views for individual jobs in the queue
  • Simultaneous nest and job views
  • Finishing tools: Bleed, Grommets and Print Marks
  • Redesigned Spot Layer Tool for white and speciality inks
  • New quick set and job properties user interface
  • Apply quick sets to an existing job in Job Editor and RIP queue
  • Export job settings from Job Editor as a quick set
  • Choke and placement setting for outline cut paths
  • G7: New P2P target for a wider range of near-gray colours and support for Curve
  • Lightning fast JPG file rotation
  • Custom page sizes
  • ONYX Colour enhancements for darker blacks and vibrant colours in textile applications
  • Enhanced proofing workflow

Onyx 12 RIP Software

ONYX 12.1 RIP Comparison Chart

  Onyx RIPCenter V12 RIP Software Onyx PosterShop V12 RIP Software Onyx ProductionHouse RIP Software
Printer Support Aqueous Inkjet
Smaller Solvent Inkjet
Aqueous Inkjet
Solvent Inkjet
Lower Cost Flatbed's
Aqueous Inkjet
Solvent Inkjet
UV Flatbed's
Optional Grand Format
(Native PDF / EPS / PS
and Raster Engine)
RIP Queue
1 Active Printer
1 Active RIP
RIP Queue
2 Active Printers
1 Active RIP
RIP Queue
4 Active Printers
2 Active RIPs
Tools & Workflow Modules Job Editor
Job Editor
Layout Tool
Media Manager & G7 Tool
White & Speciality Ink Tool
Profile Generator
PowerChroma Ink Savings
Colour Swatch Books Tool
Finishing Tools: Bleed, Grommet Marks
Job Editor
Layout Tool
Media Manager & G7 Tool
White & Speciality Ink Tool
Profile Generator
PowerChroma Ink Savings
Colour Swatch Books Tool
Finishing Tools: Bleed, Grommet Marks
Flatbed Cutting

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What ONYX 12.1 customers are saying

"While using ONYX 12.1, I was blown away how much faster the user interface is when moving files, opening applications and configuring options." - ONYX user in the Netherlands

"Really like what I'm seeing so far. This is changing things from ONYX can do it to ONYX can automate it! It is especially powerful in Thrive where designers have access to job editor." - ONYX user in the UK

"The UI in general feels smoother. The configure printer button stops the server and shows the settings instantly." - ONYX user in the USA

New Application Tool Features

Application Tools: Marks

Redesigned Marks User Interface - New icons make it easy to find and apply registration, crop and crop outline edge marks.

Custom Sewing / Folding Marks - Create unique mark combinations for finishing on a variety of applications.

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Application Tools: Bleed

Extend the image content around any file - Automate applications such as banners, canvas wraps, billboards and others, all without needing expensive design software.

Fold and corner marks - Easily go from file to finished print in just a few steps with specialised finishing marks.

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Application Tools: Grommet

Easily grommet mark placement - Create prints with grommet marks that ensure accurate grommet placement and finish-ready prints.

Simple grommet placement - Move grommet marks into bleed and trim areas for flexibility in finishing.

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Application Tools: Spot Layer

Redesigned Spot Layer Tool Interface - A simple to use tool with powerful advanced options to maximise device capabilities.

New Spot Layer Presets - Easily find job options to make basic edits to any job inside of the RIP Queue application.

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ONYX 12.1 upgrade checklist

To ensure you have the best experience moving to ONYX 12

  • Your RIPStation is running a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or later
  • You must use the ONYX Key look-up tool to check if your key is compatible with ONYX 12 you can access this by
    clicking here

Minimum System Requirements

Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7
Professional 64-bit (32bit not supported)
Processor Multi-core processor
RAM 8GB minimum (4GB per core recommended)
Hard Drive 500GB 7200rpm Drive (SATA recommended)
Video 1280 x 1024 (16bit colour)
Hardware USB 2.0 port for security key (dedicated)

To find out more about your current version and what additional features you will get when upgrading please click here

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Keep your software up to date

ONYX Advantage software maintenance provides a cost effective way to keep your RIP and workflow software current and gives you all of the latest features in ONYX 12.1. You can gain immediate access to ONYX software upgrades, versions and releases as well as availability to the hundreds of new and existing printer drivers. As an added benefit, ONYX Advantage contract holders have access to an expansive library of on-demand videos covering product training and application support.

Benefits of ONYX Advantage:


  • Comes from knowing you will always have the most current technology from ONYX
  • Always have access to the latest developments

Peace of Mind

  • Knowing you have access to new printer drivers, new product features or functionality, and product training which are all included in the contract
  • Avoid surprise costs and secure your investment


  • An amazing value when compared to acquiring features and services separately
  • Access to ONYX software upgrades, versions and releases
  • Availability to new and existing printer drivers
  • Access to ONYX on-demand videos covering product training and application support

For more information about Onyx Advantage please click here.

Latest News

Onyx Graphics Showcases ONYX 12.1 in Europe

For the first time in Europe, Onyx Graphics, inc. will be unveiling ONYX 12.1, the newest, most innovative software version of the market-leading RIP workflow solution. Demonstrating it's top-of-the-line print performance, ONYX 12.1 offer new features and significant functionality enhancements to the market-leading ONYX product portfolio.

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Onyx Graphics colour scientists honoured with awards

Onyx Graphics Inc. affirms its position as the market leader in wide format printer RIP software with recent honours bestowed on its resident colour scientists Dr Max Derhak and Dr Lin Luo. Among the honours are a Macbeth Award for outstanding contribution in the field of colour science.

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Keeping the importance of speed in mind, Onyx Graphics and HP Inc. have joined forces to collaborate with four-time Indianapolis 500 champion Andretti Autosport. The affiliation familiarizes Andretti Autosport with leading technology in both large-format printing and printing software.

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