CIP4 News

May 9-13 Barcelona Spain

The 40th. bi-annual CIP4 Interop is currently taking place in Sant Cugat del Vallès Spain.

We will be finalizing a number of ICS documents, as well as our normal days of live, face-to-face Interoperation testing.

11th Workflow Symposium - November 7, 2019

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.

CIP4 is pleased to announce the releases of a new version of the Job Description Format (JDF) specification. The Version 1.6 specification is now available. In addition to incorporating a number of technical enhancements and additions, this new version is backward compatible with JDF 1.5 and previous versions. CIP4 has also begun the process of creating an online Integration Matrix enabling JDF users to quickly identify vendor pairings that have already been successfully integrated, a tool that will be helpful to users seeking new solutions to integrate within an existing business and/or production workflow.