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Question ONYX RIP

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Jairo E. Camargo, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Jairo E. Camargo

    Jairo E. Camargo New Member

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    I'm about to purchase an old HP LX26500. works great, great price while parts and inks still available. But RIP (ONYX) software is more $$$ than the printer. any suggestions. Cheers!
     
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  2. SignMeUpGraphics

    SignMeUpGraphics Moderator

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    Shiraz is a more budget conscious RIP. Haven't used it though.
     
  3. balstestrat

    balstestrat Member

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    I think you can get Flexi with a montly subscription? Your issue will probably be the profiles tho.
     
  4. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    A good RIP will get you further though. and you'll start to realise software for anything to do with printing is pretty expensive.
     
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  5. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    The time onyx has saved me is well worth the money invested. Just depends how much you value your time I guess.

    I’d be slightly worried about that printer though. Pretty sure it’s EOL and parts/inks etc may dry up sooner than you think.
     
  6. karst41

    karst41 Member

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    Buy Flexi sign Pro version 10 or 11.
    From Version 12 up they have removed So. Diffusion from the rendering intent.

    I had a 26500 and when I upgraded to 12 all my print files became washed out.
    I have had to rework everything. Onyx is not any better.

    Creating layouts and design in Flexi is 10x easier than in Illustrator.

    f you are an illustrator Jockey, AI files import easily into Flexi.

    You can find FS 10 or 11 for about $1000.
    PS Onyx is a RIP Flexi has a RIP too.
     
  7. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

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    if you upgraded from an earlier version of onyx to 12 and your prints where washed out. That's a media profile issue.
    There's nothing to "rework" other than build a new profile or re-linearise it.
     
  8. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Is that the one I've seen floating around on craigslist for awhile? Don't buy it. It's end of life and you cannot buy ink / parts anymore. You will not find a tech local who will service it, and you'll have to do all your own repairs... And with the age of these machines, you'll have a lot to Do.

    Canada isn't like america... finding aftermarket ink/parts is a lot harder. You'll be ordering from USA, or China direct and you'll have to wait weeks whenever your machine is down. Able auctions has had about a dozen of these and they don't even sell for $100 anymore... It's just not worth it!

    If you need cheap, go with Flexi... it's $50 CAD per month. Works pretty good
     
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  9. asapsignsfl1

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    I have a full, legal and new version of Onyx 10 in the box if you're interested. store@asapsignsfl1.com

    Bob P
     
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