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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 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

XJDF is now available

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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JDF 1.6 is released

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.

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The Printer Working Group has published a mapping from IPP to JDF



For interoperability between job ticket-based printing systems, the CIP4 JDF to PWG Job Ticket v1.0 (JDFMAP) document defines a recommended mapping from XML objects and
attributes in the CIP4 Job Definition Format [CIP4JDF] to XML
elements in the PWG Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities
[PWG5108.7].

The published Best Practices document can be found at:

        http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/informational/bp-smjdfmap10-20170828.pdf

 

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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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