Job Definition Format

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Job Definition Format

An XML-based file and message format for PDF print jobs. The job definition format (JDF) file, which is linked to the PDF file, describes the job's press requirements such as quantity, paper type and finishing. The Job Messaging Format (JMF) provides commands for communicating with devices in the PDF workflow; for example, to start and stop machines, transfer error messages and so on.

CIP3, CIP4, PPF and PJTF
JDF was developed by Adobe and printing press manufacturers Heidelberg, Agfa and MAN Roland in 1999. It was turned over to the International Cooperation for the Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress Organization in 2000, which at the time was named CIP3. In 2001, CIP4 was formed to manage the JDF specification with roadmaps for converting job tickets in CIP3's previous Print Production Format (PPF) and Adobe's previous Portable Job Ticket Format (PJTF) into JDF. See PDF.
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CIP4 is an organization bringing together vendors, consultants and end-users in the print communications, Graphic Arts industry and associated sectors, covering a variety of equipment, software, peripherals, and processes.
CIP4 is a not-for-profit association and is registered with the U.
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Prograph and Hagen OA are among the first management systems to be certified during the stringent Job Definition Format (JDF) testing process conducted by PIA/GATF, the official certification body for CIP4 (the International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress).
CRC is also a member of CIP4 and is committed to providing JDF integration to all of its customers.
In fact, we hold the chair for the CIP4 Workgroup for Packaging and Labels--the global organization responsible for the development of JDF.
Closely allied is the Networked Graphic Production organization, whose 36 partners are members of CIP4.
The RYOBI 750 series delivers world-class print quality, advanced automation, a digital quality-control system and seamless CIP4 JDF-pre-press compatibility.
The company also is a member of and strategically aligned with several industry organizations, including: AdsML, CIP4, DDAP, Ghent Workgroup, IDEAlliance, IPA, and PPA.
Enovation Graphic Systems, booth 8307 -- Goss International, booth 3700 -- KBA North America, booths 4045 and 4741 -- Komori America, booth 1262 -- MAN Roland, booth 1245 -- Mitsubishi Lithographic Presses, booth 4028 -- Rampage Systems, booth 8702 -- Screen USA, booth 6100 -- Standard Horizon, booth 2845 -- Xerox, booth 1228 -- EFI is also a sponsor of and participant in the MIS JDF and Postpress and Pressroom Interoperability Trails, sponsored by the CIP4 standards organization.