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Welcome to the future of prepress, press, and postpress automation

The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization or “CIP4” is a not-for-profit standards association, whose mission is to foster the adoption of process automation in the printing industry. A global organization with representatives from 31 countries, CIP4’s membership is organizational and boasts a diverse membership that includes printers, prepress companies, publishers, vendors of graphic arts systems and software, integrators, distributors, consultants and educators.

Who is CIP4

“CIP4” is a not-for-profit standards association regrouping members from 31 countries.

 

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What is JDF

JDF provides a single common language that supports the comprehensive lifecycle of a print job.

JMF is the message format for sending feedback back from devices to controlling software.

XJDF is the baby brother of JDF. XJDF is a new, simplified standard that is currently under development and incorporates developments in XML and related tools.

 

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Case Studies

Case Studies demonstrating the value of JDF for workflow automation.

 

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CIP4 News

Workflow Symposium - October 26, 2017

The printing industry meets in Stuttgart

On October 26, 2017, Hochschule der Medien and CIP4 Organization are hosting the 9th Symposium on JDF, Industry 4.0 and workflow automation.

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XJDF v JDF: My thoughts after the CIP4 Interop

Twice a year something magical happens in the print industry. The key suppliers, normally in direct competition with each other, come together and work collaboratively, for a shared purpose. This unusual event is the CIP4 Interop and it’s a place where hardware and software vendors can be found working side by side, integrating with each other’s systems, no matter how big a competitor they are in the outside world. It’s a fantastic thing to be part of.

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Imprint-MIS to host JDF CIP4 Conference

As a member of CIP4 Imprint-MIS are proud to be hosting the bi-annual Interop conference for members at Clare College Cambridge.

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Partner Member News

Heidelberg on course after first half of financial year 2015/2016 with sales and result up on previous year

At InPrint in Munich, Heidelberg will be presenting a marketplace of ideas for color 4D printing and unveiling the new Jetmaster Dimension 250 4D printing system. 

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Fox Group Operates 50% Faster With Upgrades from Heidelberg

Kennesaw, Ga., – With a recent consolidation under its belt, Fox Group, a trade bindery in Pennsylvania, has undergone a transformation with upgrades from Heidelberg.

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Heidelberg has success with POLAR sales, Customers increase productivity

Kennesaw, Ga., – Heidelberg is having a highly successful year across its product portfolio exceeding quota in all business areas. More specifically, POLAR cutters and cutting systems sold exclusively by Heidelberg have produced positive business results for many customers.

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Member News

Optimus dash MIS integrates with XMPie Web2Print

Nicola Bisset, Optimus Group Managing Director comments: “The focus for both Optimus and XMPie was to continue the lean ethos of using real time automation to eliminate wasteful steps including duplication of effort and reduce errors occurring. We believe the combining of our Solutions creates a valuable proposition with a discernible Return on Investment for our Customers”

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CIP4 Member News is now available

All CIP4 members can now add CIP4 and JDF related news to our website!

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