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XJDF is now available

CIP4 Organization is pleased to announce the availability of XJDF, an iteration of the JDF standard designed to simplify workflow automation by making it both easier to implement and far easier to validate using standard XML tools. CIP4 developed XJDF to build on learnings with the JDF standard over the past nearly two decades. The new standard will coexist with JDF 1.6, which is being released simultaneously. The parallel development of both versions offers options to industry stakeholders wishing to incorporate JDF, XJDF or both into their product offerings and/or production environments.

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JDF 1.6 is released

CIP4 is pleased to announce the releases of a new version of the Job Description Format (JDF) specification. The Version 1.6 specification is now available. In addition to incorporating a number of technical enhancements and additions, this new version is backward compatible with JDF 1.5 and previous versions. CIP4 has also begun the process of creating an online Integration Matrix enabling JDF users to quickly identify vendor pairings that have already been successfully integrated, a tool that will be helpful to users seeking new solutions to integrate within an existing business and/or production workflow.

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The Printer Working Group has published a mapping from IPP to JDF



For interoperability between job ticket-based printing systems, the CIP4 JDF to PWG Job Ticket v1.0 (JDFMAP) document defines a recommended mapping from XML objects and
attributes in the CIP4 Job Definition Format [CIP4JDF] to XML
elements in the PWG Print Job Ticket and Associated Capabilities
[PWG5108.7].

The published Best Practices document can be found at:

        http://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/informational/bp-smjdfmap10-20170828.pdf

 

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Workflow Symposium - October 26, 2017

The printing industry meets in Stuttgart

On October 26, 2017, Hochschule der Medien and CIP4 Organization are hosting the 9th Symposium on JDF, Industry 4.0 and workflow automation.

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XJDF v JDF: My thoughts after the CIP4 Interop

Twice a year something magical happens in the print industry. The key suppliers, normally in direct competition with each other, come together and work collaboratively, for a shared purpose. This unusual event is the CIP4 Interop and it’s a place where hardware and software vendors can be found working side by side, integrating with each other’s systems, no matter how big a competitor they are in the outside world. It’s a fantastic thing to be part of.

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Optimus dash MIS integrates with XMPie Web2Print

Nicola Bisset, Optimus Group Managing Director comments: “The focus for both Optimus and XMPie was to continue the lean ethos of using real time automation to eliminate wasteful steps including duplication of effort and reduce errors occurring. We believe the combining of our Solutions creates a valuable proposition with a discernible Return on Investment for our Customers”

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CIP4 Member News is now available

All CIP4 members can now add CIP4 and JDF related news to our website!

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Heidelberg on course after first half of financial year 2015/2016 with sales and result up on previous year

At InPrint in Munich, Heidelberg will be presenting a marketplace of ideas for color 4D printing and unveiling the new Jetmaster Dimension 250 4D printing system. 

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Fox Group Operates 50% Faster With Upgrades from Heidelberg

Kennesaw, Ga., – With a recent consolidation under its belt, Fox Group, a trade bindery in Pennsylvania, has undergone a transformation with upgrades from Heidelberg.

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Heidelberg has success with POLAR sales, Customers increase productivity

Kennesaw, Ga., – Heidelberg is having a highly successful year across its product portfolio exceeding quota in all business areas. More specifically, POLAR cutters and cutting systems sold exclusively by Heidelberg have produced positive business results for many customers.

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Adobe Named a Leader in Data Management Platforms by Independent Research Firm

Adobe today announced that Adobe® Audience Manager, the company’s data management platform (DMP) and one of eight solutions in Adobe Marketing Cloud, was recognized as a leader and received the highest score for Current Offering in “The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Platforms, Q4 2015”report by Forrester Research, Inc.

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Media Alert: Adobe Launches New Data Marketplace

Adobe announced the availability of Audience Marketplace, a new data exchange in Adobe Audience Manager, the company’s data management platform. 

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