ONYX Thrive Workflow Software

ONYX Thrive workflow software offers print service providers a scalable print production based on Adobe ® technologies. Print service providers can feel confident about investing in workflow software that fits the way their shop works today.

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Onyx Thrive production workflow

Optimise you print production and reduce cost with network-based print workflow software

ONYX Thrive workflow software is a scalable print production solution based on Adobe ® PDF print engine technology. ONYX Thrive is a true end-to-end PDF workflow from digital file submission through colour management, printing and cutting. The Thrive production manager browser-based user interface enables workflow control from anywhere, optimising both operator and output device productivity. ONYX Thrive software manages the wide format print production workflow process offering print service providers accurate, predictable, high quality printing results and reducing costly errors.

Key Features

  • Adobe ® PDF Print Engine with Adobe ® Normaliser
  • Award winning 32-bit ONYX Colour Engine
  • Unique PowerChroma Black Generation with new GCR Plus ™ and Ink saving control
  • ICC profile creation with new Vivid Colour gamut mapping
  • Easy recalibration tool
  • Highly automated colour profiling with Black Diamond control
  • Built in PANTONE Plus ® , RAL and HSK ® colour libraries
  • Automated and manual named spot colour replacement
  • White and speciality ink tools
  • Jobs editor tool which includes colour managed previews
  • Recognized as a G7 support tool
  • Quick Sets ™ and unlimited hot folders
  • RIP and Print on the fly while RIPPING multiple files simultaneously
  • Smart 16bit Processing
  • Multi-Page PDF splitting
  • Automated nesting with rotation
  • Automated or custom tiling
  • Printer pooling with automated allocation of print jobs
  • Automated print-and-cut workflow
  • Robust cut path management tools
  • Unlimited Thrive Production Manager
  • Network based site licensing
  • Distribute workflow modules
  • Add processing and printing capabilities independently

Onyx Thrive Retail Package

Which ONYX Thrive workflow solution is best for you?

We have created four base configurations for ONYX Thrive to provide a production-ready workflow. Read on to gain an understanding of these configurations and get ideas on how an ONYX Thrive workflow can be setup to suit your production environment. Unlike traditional RIP products, you purchase ONYX Thrive workflow once, and continue to build on it as your business grows.

ONYX Thrive configuration chart

Adobe PDF Print Engine with Adobe Normaliser 2 4 6 8
Prints - grand or wide 1 2 4 6
Job Editor 1 1
2 2
Layout Tool 1 1 1 1
Thrive Production Manager unlimited unlimited unlimited unlimited
ICC Profile Generator not included included included included
Cutters roll-to-roll roll-to-roll and flatbed roll-to-roll and flatbed roll-to-roll and flatbed

For a full list of supported printers visit www.onyxgfx.com/go/printers

What ONYX Thrive customers are saying

"We had too many printers with too many RIPs. We selected ONYX Thrive for its ability to manage all of the printers we have, with colour management and workflow all in one solution. It was the exceptional print quality achieved with Thrive, along with automation and workflow management that really set ONYX apart from the competition."

Christain Bodewei - Marco Fine Arts, Inc.

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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System Requirements

  Main Workflow System Distributed Workstations
Operating System Microsoft® Windows® 7
Professional 64bit (32bit not supported)
Microsoft® Windows® 7
Professional 64bit (32bit not supported)
Processor Multi-core processor Multi-core processor
RAM 8GB minimum (4GB per core recommended) 8GB minimum (4GB per core recommended)
Hard Drive Multiple Hard Drives (1 dedicated system drive, 1 dedicated drive for ONYX Thrive with 500GB + free space) 500GB 7200rpm Drive
Network Connectivity Gigabit Gigabit

Thrive Production Manager Requirements

Macintosh®, Windows® PC or mobile device web browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox and IE 9)

G7 Support ToolsHKSICCJDF WorksRAL ColoursPANTONE Digital Colour

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. 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

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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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KL Druck boost large format file processing with ONYX 12

KL Druck in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany has been using ONYX RIPs and Thrive workflow solutions for many years and is one of the first companies in the world to upgrade to ONYX 12, launched earlier this month.

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