Onyx RIPCenter

Easy to Install, Easy to Use

With RIPCenter, getting up to speed and producing professional color is as simple as install, open file, and print. Yet despite its simplicity, RIPCenter contains a bevy of production tools that outperform bundled RIPs and Windows printer drivers.

Professional Color, Every Time

Default color calibration and ICC profiles – optimized for a variety of ink and media combinations – provide consistent, accurate color “out of the box” for those who are just getting into large format printing.

Easy to Use Interface

Simple and easy to navigate, the RIP-Queue interface lets you manage all your printing from a single window.

Network-Accessible Across Platforms

The RIPCenter queue appears as a normal printer on your network, so you can print directly from your creative application from any Mac or PC on the network, or drag and drop jobs into a Hot Folder.

Save Media

A thumbnail preview gives you the ability to spot check your jobs before you print, reducing the need for reprinting. And, when you select Conserve Media Placement, jobs are automatically arranged and positioned for maximum media usage. A nesting preview provides visual assurance that you’re getting the most out of your media. 

Save Time and Money

RIPCenter brings greater speed, better performance and improved color control to your printer. That translates into both time and money savings that directly impact your bottom line.


  • Automatically installs the program, queue and printer in one easy step
  • Print directly to the queue from your creative application as you would to any desktop printer — even across networks and platforms
  • Visually preview files to avoid costly reprinting
  • Get automatic scaling and tiling of images
  • RIP and simultaneously print bitmapped files for faster throughput
  • Reduce ink consumption and media spoilage with MediaSave nesting and nesting preview
  • Maintain your workflow while growing your business


  • Skip the service bureau & print your own display office graphics
  • Make large prints of Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations slides
  • Enjoy faster process and print times compared to slow printer hardware RIPs
  • Get the right corporate colors when proofing advertising pieces


  • Print photographs and portrait packages directly from Adobe PhotoShop®
  • Get better color than from standard Windows® drivers
  • Dramatically reduce media costs by automatically nesting pictures across media
  • Image interpolation for high-quality enlargements.


  • Enlarge computer-rendered TIFF images and print them as big as you need
  • Save time – printing starts while image is still processing
  • Print directly from your Mac or PC CAD/GIS applications
  • Direct support for popular GIS formats like MrSID and ER Mapper
  • See Thumnail Preview before printing prevents bad prints from wasting media


RIPCenter includes a PostScript RIP, a Raster RIP, and support for one active printer with muliple Hot Folders. It also includes automatic tiling, job thumbnail and print nesting previews. As you grow, add additional printers and RIPs, pre-flight, color correction, media management and profiling capabilities, and other productivity features as needed.


Operating System:

  • Windows 2000® Server w/ SP3 – Windows 2000-Pro® w/ latest service pack
  • Windows XP Pro® w/ latest service pack


  • Intel Pentium III
  • Athalon, 1.5 Ghz or higher


  • 40 Gb Hard Drive
  • 1 Gb RAM per CPU

Video Display:

  • 1280 X 768 16-bit color

One USB Port required for Security Key

DVD-ROM drive suggested, 40x CD-ROM Minimum Required