The CIP3 RIP-Kit includes a new Product/License Key for outputting CIP3 files.
The CIP3 Plugin is for use with existing RTI Harlequin RIP-Kits.
Supported Operating Systems
Users are able to print from both Macintosh and Windows systems to the RIP software. The RIP Software supports running under the following operating systems:
• Windows® 7 64-bit
• Windows® 8.1 64-bit
• Windows® Server 2008 R2 64-bit
• Windows® Server 2012 R2 64-bit
• Windows® 10
Minimum Computer Requirements
Why use CIP3?
Whether you have an RTI RIP or a third party workflow, CIP3 is a great addition to any prepress environment. CIP3 saves time and money by presetting your ink keys on press. Save labor, ink and paper all through one software solution.
Time and material can be wasted at the start of each press run while waiting for a quality sheet to print. Presetting your presses is one of the most important aspects of a prepress workflow. CIP3 saves wasted time by analyzing the same data used for printing plates and then shares that information with the press control system. The software automatically includes press-specific ink key settings in a RIPped file. This data is then provided to the press as a PPF file (Print Production Format file). When the PPF file is read by a CIP3 job card reader or LAN connection on the press, it provides instructions for automatically setting ink fountains on press. It saves the press operator time, minimizes errors and reduces waste. PPF files may contain any or all of the following items relating to the front and/or back of fully imposed press sheets:
• Press ink data with presets for automatic setting of the ink fountains on press.
• Administrative data such as job name, application name, copyrights.
• Preview images for color separation.
• Plate size and mounting position in relation to the press.
• Separations required for the job.
• Positions and colors of 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 data allowing preliminary setup of post press operations to be handled automatically.
Output to any of the following supported CIP3 readers:
• Heidelberg CPC32
• MAN Roland PPI2
• Graphics Microsystems, Inc. CIP3 reader
• Heidelberg Web PrePress Gateway
The CIP3 RIP-Kit supports the following presses with CIP3 (PPF) 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
All Eltromat machines using the Eltromat console can be connected
Supported consoles include Eltromat FFS console (Off con I, II and III)
All GMI machines using the GMI Microcolor console
Graphic Microsystems, Inc.
Hamada Presses capable of reading PPF files including Hamada B452 Mark II, H434A, EV Master
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
Heidelberg Stahlfolder with CIP3 capability
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 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 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
Muller Martini Presses
Muller Martini Alprinta 52, Alprinta 74, Alprinta 52 V, Alprinta 74V, Concepta Web Offset Press
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 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 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 TruePress 344, 544
Supported consoles include SRIM press console software
TKS Color Top
TKS Newspaper Production Control System (T-NPC)