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

The CIP4 Organization 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 a new, simplified standard that has recently been released and incorporates developments in XML and related tools.

XJMF is the message format that is aligned with XJDF.


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Case Studies

Case Studies demonstrating the value of JDF for workflow automation.


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CIP4 News

Two-part CIP4 XJDF Quality Control ICS available:CusQC ICS and MisQC ICS can now be used for interface development in quality workflows

The printing industry meets in Stuttgart

On November 7, 2019, Hochschule der Medien and CIP4 Organization are hosting the 11h Symposium on XJDF, Industry 4.0 and workflow automation.

CIP4 Organization is pleased to announce the availability of XJDF, an iteration of the JDF standard designed to simplify workflow automation by making it both easier to implement and far easier to validate using standard XML tools. CIP4 developed XJDF to build on learnings with the JDF standard over the past nearly two decades. The new standard will coexist with JDF 1.6, which is being released simultaneously. The parallel development of both versions offers options to industry stakeholders wishing to incorporate JDF, XJDF or both into their product offerings and/or production environments.

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