CIPS--Calculating Costs, Customizing Output
A much appreciated extra feature of InkPlanner is its preview and report capabilities.
Although the CIP3 file typically does not contain the ink key setting data—since such data are calculated by the press vendor—InkPlanner can do ink key calculations and show them on-screen or put them into a report in PostScript or in spreadsheet formats.
This feature is quite interesting because most customers only have a limited number of CIP3-aware presses. Mostly, only newer presses can interpret CIP3 directly or indirectly. Older presses have manual settings. InkPlanner calculates these settings and puts them on a report, which can then accompany the plates.