CIP3--Creating the Print Link to Digital Profit
While the standard may evolve over time, it has already allowed a number of press manufacturers, prepress vendors and ink control system suppliers to establish a common link to deliver this capability to customers.
This is significant. Without a common standard, today we would have only a few islands of automation.
Vendors supporting one-to-one links between press and prepress would be faced with expensive development and support for each combination. Some combinations might never be supported.
Now we can see the advent of systems that let printers connect almost any press—and gain the significant benefit of a fully digital manufacturing process.
All thanks to cooperation.