Polkadots Software Newspaper Ink and Workflow Optimization
CIP3-it | CIP3 .ppf plugin for Harlequin RIPs
Reduce Make-Ready Waste
According to recent research, using an ink presetting method can reduce your make-ready waste anywhere from 20% to 50%. Reducing paper waste and ink waste will save you money. Coming up to color faster and more easily will improve production and quality.

Industry Standard Print Production File (.ppf) files
CIP3-it will generate a standard .ppf file containing all of the information necessary for your print console. CIP3-it will work with any Harlequin RIP and allows anyone with CIP3 .ppf compliant press console to take advantage of cost savings associated with ink presetting.

Faster Processing & Better File Naming
The CIP3-it plugin will create the 1-bit TIFF file for the plate at the same time as it makes the ink key report. CIP3-it makes TIFF files faster than the standard Harlequin TIFF Plugin and as an added bonus, CIP3-it offers superior file naming and job sorting.

Plug-in to any Harlequin RIP
CIP3-it will plugin into any Harlequin RIP regardless of the brand as well as the platform. The CIP3-it Plugin enables ANY Harlequin RIP to produce Print Production Format (PPF) files containing information about print jobs, such as inking information, separations and preview images. The PPF file is then read by a CIP3 reader (included with press control systems), which provides instructions for automatically setting ink fountains on press. Calculating the ink preset in the RIP is the fastest and most accurate method since CIP3-it accesses the actual data being used for plate or film production.