Welcome to the future of automation in the printing industry!

The CIP4 Organization 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 real-world usage of JDF for workflow automation.


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CIP4 News

May 9-13 Barcelona Spain

The 40th. bi-annual CIP4 Interop is currently taking place in Sant Cugat del Vallès Spain.

We will be finalizing a number of ICS documents, as well as our normal days of live, face-to-face Interoperation testing.

The printing industry meets in Stuttgart

On November 7, 2019, Hochschule der Medien and CIP4 Organization are hosting the 11h Symposium on XJDF, Industry 4.0 and workflow automation.