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About CIP3

Start building software links between prepress, press and post-press operations in a printing workflow with CIP3. CIP3 gives users the ability to automatically include press-specific ink key setting data in a RIPped file. This data is then provided to the press operator as a PPF file (Print Production Format file). When the PPF file is read by a CIP3 reader (included with press control systems), it provides instructions for automatically setting ink fountains on press.

CIP3 saves the press operator time, minimizes errors and reduces waste. Print Production Format (PPF) was originally developed by the CIP3 consortium. PPF files may contain any or all of the following items relating to the front and/or back of fully imposed press sheets:
Inking data for the press, allowing automatic setting of ink fountains on press.
Plate size and mounting position in relation to the press.
Separations required for the job.
Positions and colors of color test strips, allowing automatic setting of closed loop adjustments on press.
Positions of registration marks, allowing automatic setting of registration test meters on press.
Positions of fold and cut marks, allowing at least preliminary setup of post press operations to be handled automatically.

The CIP3 RIP-Kit supports the following presses with CIP3/CIP4 capability:
Akiyama Printing Presses
Akiyama Jprint, Bestech, eXtreme, Supertech, 26, 28, 29, 32, 40, 44 vintage machines

Supported consoles include Akiyama Color Control (ACC) Console
Eltromat Presses
All Eltromat machines using the Eltromat console can be connected
Supported consoles include Eltromat FFS console (Off con I, II and III)
GMI Presses
All GMI machines using the GMI Microcolor console
Graphic Microsystems, Inc.
CIP3 Reader
Heidelberg Presses
Heidelberg Printmaster PM/GTO 52, Printmaster PM
Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52, Speedmaster SM 72, Speedmaster SM/CD 74, Speedmaster SM/CD 102, Speedmaster XL 105 and vintage machines (MO)
Heidelberg Web Presses including Harris/Heidelberg M600
Supported consoles include Heidelberg CPC 1.02, CPC 1.03, CPC 1.04, CPC32, Web PrePress Gateway and CP 2000
Other Heidelberg models accepting CIP3/CIP4 or Heidelberg Job Card
KBA Presses
KBA Comet 2/2
KBA Compacta 215, 217, 318, 408, 418, 618, 818
KBA Continent 2/1
KBA Karat 74
KBA Performa 66
KBA Rapida 74, RA74, 75, 105, RA105u, RA105, 106, 130, RA130, 142, 162, 162A, 185, 205
Supported consoles include Floppy Disk, Colortronic, Ergotronic, CIPLink
Komori Presses
Komori Sheetfed Presses including Lithrone 20, 25, 26, S26, S26P, 28, S29, S29P, 32, 40, S40, S40P, 44, S44, S44SP, 50, vintage machines
Komori SPICA 26, 26P, 29, 29P
Supported consoles include Komori PQC Console, Press Station, K-Station, CIPCONV or PCC(-IV)
MAN Roland Presses
MAN Roland Sheetfed Presses including Roland 50, 200, 200H, 300, 500, 600, 700, 700 HiPrint, 700 DirectDrive, 800, 900, 900XXL, vintage machines (Favorit, Rekord)
Supported consoles include MAN Roland RCI I, II, III, (PPI2) PECOM, MAN Roland Chip Card, Printnet Client Software
Mitsubishi Presses
Mitsubishi Sheetfed Presses including Diamond 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 6X, vintage machines
Supported consoles include the Mitsubishi Console and PPC Server
Planeta Presses
Planeta Sheetfed Presses including Varimat, Variant, Variomat 17, 24, 26, 27, 28, 33, 36, 37, 42, 44, 46, 47, 48, 50, 54, 56, 57, 58, 64, 66, 67, 76, 77
Supported consoles include Fuji Varicontrol/Variocontrol & Web Printing Controls (WPC)
Ryobi Presses
Ryobi 522, 524, 525, 526, 684, 685, 686, 688, 6810, 754, 755, 756, 758, 7510
Ryobi 3302H/HA and 3304H/HA (with optional PCS-F)
Ryobi 524HX and 522HXX (with optional PCS-H)
Ryobi 524HXX, 525HXX, 526HXX
Ryobi 662HX, 662PFHX (with optional PCS-J)
Ryobi 780E, 784E, 784EP
Supported consoles include Ryobi PCS-G printing control system
Sakurai Presses
Sakurai Sheetfed Presses including Oliver 66SD, 66SDP, 66SI, 66SIP, 75SDw, 75SDPw, 96SD, 2102EPII, 474EPII DI, 475, 496SD, 575, 675, 466, 566, 666, 458, 558 (Sakurai SD & SDP, SI & SIP), vintage machines
Supported consoles include SCC Sakurai Color Console, Type I & Type II, PPF to PCF File Conversion
Screen Presses
Screen TruePress 344, 544
Shinohara Presses
Supported consoles include SRIM press console software
TKS Presses
TKS Color Top
TKS Newspaper Production Control System (T-NPC)

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