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CIP4 and GASC to host JDF demo at Graph Expo

Oct 7, 2008 12:00 AM

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The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) organization and Graphic Arts Show Corporation (GASC) have announced plans for the “JDF Works Print Shop Live!” program at Graph Expo 2008. The program is designed to show attendees exactly what can be accomplished using today’s print production automation technologies. Show attendees will follow a live digital print job through production at three different locations on the show floor from online job creation and customization through order management, scheduling prepress and imposition, then printing and finishing the final printed piece. Integrated via JDF data interchange, the demo sites will feature equipment from different vendors.

The main location is booth 3646 and includes participation by Adobe, FOLDRite, Avanti, Kodak and Duplo. Versions of the "MUST SEE 'EMS Guide" and a “Digital Printing Guide” will be created in Adobe's InDesign Server via a web browser interface with a FOLDRite folding template and the source PDF. JDF job intent, folding parameters and business ordering information will then pass through to Avanti Print MIS where the job is captured and organized, and JDF and JMF are created and passed to Kodak's Prinergy prepress workflow and Duplo’s DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser. Kodak Prinergy will prepare the job through multiple prepress operations and send the job to a Kodak NexPress M700 Digital Press. Printed sheets will be transferred to the Duplo DC-645, which is set up automatically according to the JDF provided by Avanti.

Two additional sites are located in the Heidelberg booth (1200) and the EFI booth (2000). Each is fully automated end-to-end print production, but with either conventional printing production or a combination of vendors in a digital printing production line.