InkReady is a tool for printers producing plates for offset, but do not have a color control console on their printing press. They may use an imposition software to produce films (CTF) or plates (CTP). These printers can input a PS, PDF or Tiff image of a plate and Ink Ready will produce an ink usage profile based on user defined ink zones. The software allows the user to enter how many zones their press has. The ink usage profile can be previewed on screen and output as a PDF to print. This will be used by the press operator to set the ink keys on their press.