Product Reviews

Onyx Graphics Software 12.2

A RIP and workflow for wide- and grand-format printers.

What does the product do?
Onyx Software is a RIP and print workflow solution developed specifically for wide-format and grand-format digital inkjet printing. It’s scalable and is available in three levels as standard, although custom packages are also offered.
The US-based company claims to have developed the first ever wide-format RIP, in 1989. It is a subsidiary of Canon, but it can drive most makes of large format printer – around 2,000 models from more than 100 suppliers, the company says.

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
The current Onyx 12.2 was introduced in July 2017. It’s modular and scalable and aimed at “across the full spectrum” of wide- and grand-format

Canon Océ VarioPrint i300

A high volume colour B3 inkjet sheet-fed press to receive higher quality.

What does it do?
The i300 is a highly innovative, high volume color B3 inkjet sheet-fed press which combines higher quality and productivity; much faster than a high-end SRA3 toner and with a higher quality than a web-fed inkjet. Moreover, combined with cut-sheet versatility and media flexibility it provides intelligent and automated quality control; thus, bringing the inkjet benefits to cut-sheet.

When was it launched

Konica Minolta AccurioPress C6100 and 6085

The press supports a wide range of paper input modules and inline finishing options.

What does it do?
Both the AccurioPress C6100 (100ppm) and 6085 (85ppm) are digital presses that meet and exceed the advanced requirements of print production at the highest of levels, as well as offering digital image quality on a par with offset printing. A wide range of Paper input modules and inline finishing options are also available to meet the demand of professional finishing. The standard sheet size is

JetStar/JetStar Royal

A high-quality uncoated paper for reel-fed inkjet presses. 
What is it?
International Paper’s JetStar is an inkjet-optimised smooth uncoated paper for reel-fed digital printing systems. The papermaker describes it as “enabling superior print quality over standard offset and preprint papers, whilst delivering outstanding colour performance”. The paper is designed to work with all of the leading pigmented ink inkjet printing systems.


  • JetStar Grammage 80, 90, 100, 120gsm
  • Whiteness