The RIP Output Values feature provides you with an easy way of knowing what final output values are, after application of bump curves and TRCs.
Within Harmony, it is possible to get a listing of current values and target values, but after these two curves are combined to derive a final calibration curve, there is no way of determining the final output value for each corresponding input value. Additionally, the latest versions of Prinergy and Prinergy Evo allow the use of two curves simultaneously—the plate curve and the print curve (calibration). These two curves will each have a current and target curve, so you actually have a total of four curves that work to produce the final RIP output values.
Kodak has implemented a way of determining what final output values are, without you having to resort to creating 1-bit files of a step wedge and laboriously measuring each step in Copydot Toolkit or VPS. This method allows you to capture the final RIP output values in a comma-separated values (
.csv) file, that can be opened with Microsoft Excel.
Currently, this feature is hidden—it must be enabled by a Kodak representative. The way in which the feature is implemented is slightly different in Prinergy Connect and Prinergy Evo.