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Optimization of the printing press
dampening solution test form + CIP 3 ink zone control

Reduce waste and increase profits.
Qualification of operating personnel, optimization of machine settings,
Shorter set-up times, optimized material usage, increased machine availability, more output.

IPM – CIP3 color matching

The IPM – CIP3 adaptation makes printer life easier. Save waste and save time!
Once a year an adjustment of the CIP3 data is recommended. The IPM experts support you with a special test form and special software that calculates the percentage area coverage values with the ink zone openings of the printing press. At the same time, operators are trained to apply the automated optimizations of the press and to use them correctly. Waste is already noticeably reduced after the first correction.
With the IPM – CIP3 adjustment, your machine is optimized. So you can only win.

The right software

The aim of the CIP3 adjustment is to achieve optimum inking of the printing forme (minimum Delta E target values) with the first proof, so that you can expect a maximum of 100 sheets of start-up waste.
This goal is achieved with special software and the IPM test form.
The IPM test form – with which the IPM experts also calibrate – includes ROMAN 16 images with different color assignments.

The IPM software now does nothing other than optimize each point of the test form for the respective ink zones. It is important that different substrates are used, because behind glossy or matt-coated and uncoated there are different learning curves.
Thanks to an ingenious learning rhythm configuration, the software can make the zones so dense from the very first print that you immediately save paper waste, with 60% area coverage in cyan.

The right know-how

In addition to the CIP3 adjustment, employees are also given targeted and practical training during implementation. Know-how is a decisive factor. You don’t just need to know that there are ink zones, you also need to understand how the whole system works and interacts.

With the IPM CIP3 adaptation, you can save your company a considerable amount of time and waste as well as the potential of employee knowledge.

In a nutshell

IPM – CIP3 Adjustment
The IPM – CIP3 adaptation varies according to the manufacturer of the printing machines.

The special IPM software accesses the CIP3 data in the so-called prepress hot folder and automatically calculates the percentage area coverage values with the ink zone openings of the press.

Even after the first correction, the optimization of the press is noticeable in the form of reduced waste. The aim is for start-up waste to be less than 100 sheets.

CIP3 adaptation is available for all common offset presses. IPM – CIP3 adaptation, including adjustment and adaptation to different paper grades, usually takes one working day.

However, this can vary due to the individual concept and different customer requirements.

IPM dampening solution test form

Previously, the control of the printing press and thus indirectly also the control of the ink/water balance was primarily carried out by measuring the ink density of control fields at the edge of the printed sheet.
By using the IPM dampening control test form and the associated adjustment measures, printing presses are set to a defined printing state. The IPM test form is currently the only tool for a printer to achieve and document an optimum ink/water balance in all printing units.

What is the IPM moisture control test form?

The use of this test forme is intended to achieve uniform dampening solution feed conditions in a printing unit.

The IPM dampening control test form contains very sensitive components which behave like dampening indicators and enable the printer to optimize the setting of the printing press in a specific printing unit.

Above all, printing with CtP plates will only be successful if optimum conditions are constantly ensured with this test form.

Printing with CtP plates and with non-periodic screening without the IPM moisture control test form is like driving at excessive speed in fog – it can go well, but a collision is possible at any time.

The IPM moisture control test form provides clarity and insight.

The IPM dampening control test form can be used very universally on almost all types of printing presses with all combinations of printing inks, dampening solution additives, plate types, printing blankets and roller materials and on almost any smooth substrate. Identical, visual and metrologically specified criteria are always used for evaluation.

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The IPM dampening solution test form is:

– a demonstrably suitable tool for the printer to find the best possible mechanical setting.
– It is suitable for selecting the right inks and dampening solution additives for stable print production.
– Proven to achieve and maintain a stable ink/water balance in production.
– IPM has now been used successfully by more than 230 companies worldwide on more than 254 sheetfed and newspaper presses.