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Perretta Graphics’ P3500 Digital Preset Center acts as a bridge between your prepress system and our P3500 Remote Ink Control System. The CIP3/CIP4 or tiff files produced from your prepress system are used automatically sets our ink fountains.  



  • Material Savings - paper and ink

  • Reduces make-ready time

  • Reduces man power needed

  • Higher quality product sooner


These cost saving benefits typically translate into a return on investment in under two years.

Preset Curve Adjustment


The P3500 offers two methods of adjusting the preset curve for any fountain: Percent Multiplier and Self Learning.


Percent Multiplier  - A percent multiplier is applied for a uniform offset to accommodate eleven different paper stock types.


Self Learning Feature  - A self-learning feature is used to evaluate and refine preset accuracy; a comparison of the digital file values for preset are compared to the file containing the settings of a job from color-OK to save. The self-correcting feature makes automatic corrections to compensate for variations between the preset file and the color OK. The algorithm uses the previous six jobs for analysis.



Viewing Data


The P3500  allows viewing of ink key settings in both graphical and numerical formats. To view an image of a particular plate, you simply select the desired plate number from the Job Setup dialog box.



Newspaper Application


The P3500 Digital Preset Center Advanced is specifically designed for newspaper applications. It was designed to accommodate single and double width newspaper presses. 



  • View each plate image and ink key profile per ink fountain.

  • Merge ink coverage data in the circumference direction of the cylinder for each plate for ink key zone automatically.

  • Preset ink fountain up to 95% of density through the Perretta’s P3500 Console.

  • Uses the P3500 Console’s preprogrammed press configuration to ensure preset data is sent to the proper location. The operator can view each plate image at the console as-well-as verify the data for all plates has been received.

  • User interface provides at the press access for on-the-fly work flow changes.




The Perretta Network is a secure network linking each P3500 Control Console and the P3500 Preset Center via Ethernet.

GUI Screens


View of Plate Image (front side of plate with percent coverage for black)

Vertical  Press - Setting Web Path(s) Screen


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