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For Immediate Release
CIP4 releases JDF 1.1 Specification
New version of JDF, workflow automation standard
Zurich, Switzerland (May 02, 2002) - The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) today announced the public release of version 1.1 of CIP4ís Job Definition Format (JDF) Specification.
The new version of the specification includes provision for variable data print needs. The organization, writing, and graphics have also been greatly enhanced. Additional areas of modification include: color workflow, eCommerce, finishing, and device capability description. The new specification can be freely downloaded from www.cip4.org.
The specification was enhanced in cooperation with industry groups including CGATS, ICC, IDEAlliance, IFRA, PODi, PrintTalk, and UP3i.
An updated schema will follow in several weeks, followed closely by an update of the JDF API.
"With JDF Release 1.1, CIP4 has developed a backwards compatible extension of JDF that incorporates feedback from real world implementation experience and that will serve as the foundation for end to end workflow solutions in the graphic arts industry." said Dr. Rainer Prosi, Technical Officer of CIP4.
About the Job Definition Format
Information on CIP4, including membership details, is available from the organization's web site: www.cip4.org. Or contact: Stefan Daun, Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics, +49 6151 155 575, Stefan.Daun@igd.fhg.de