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CIP4 releases JDF 1.1 Specification

May 3, 2002 12:00 AM

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The International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) (Zurich, Switzerland) today announced the public release of version 1.1 the Job Definition Format (JDF) specification.

The new version of the specification provides for variable data print needs. The organization, writing and graphics have also been enhanced. Additional areas of modification include: color workflow, eCommerce, finishingand device capability description. The new specification can be downloaded free of charge from

The specification was enhanced in cooperation with industry groups including CGATS, ICC, IDEAlliance, IFRA, PODi, PrintTalk, and UP3i.

"With JDF Release 1.1, CIP4 has developed a backwards compatible extension of JDF that incorporates feedback from real world implementation experience and that will serve as the foundation for end to end workflow solutions in the graphic arts industry," said Dr. Rainer Prosi, technical officer of CIP4.