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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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Martin Clarke, executive director of financial risk at the PPF, said: "We believe this will further reassure our members, now and in the future.
NAJAF / Aswat al-Iraq: The Iraqi Political Prisoners Foundation (PPF) will grant 30 million Iraqi dinars to each political activist imprisoned during the former regime in a bid to help them build a housing unit, according to the PPF chief on Saturday.
PPF chairman Brendon Batson said: "We're delighted to have reached this agreement with the betting industry and look forward to working together.
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